Tuesday, December 21, 2010

RSV-CE footnotes

Thank you to John M. for pointing out that the latest release of RSV-CE is missing some of the New Testament footnotes!

I'll submit a fix to the App Store today but since Apple is closing for a week starting the 23rd, there may be a delay in its approval. I'll keep everyone updated.

Update 12/23: The fix is now available in the store. Thanks Apple for the quick turnaround!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Reading Plans

I'm starting to work on Reading Plans. I have a couple already in mind (Bible in a year, Bible in 3 years, Orthodox Christian lectionary, Torah Weekly portion), but if you have one you'd like to see, please email me!

If it's a long plan (ie, 100+ readings), I'd prefer to have it sent to me in the format I need (spreadsheet or JSON). If you think you're up to the task, email me.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Deuterocanon in KJV

Working on fixing Daniel in RSV-CE got me in the mood to finally add the deuterocanon to VerseWise Bible® KJV.

What? You didn't know that the King James Version of the Bible originally included the deuterocanonical books? Most printings did, until the 19th century.

Much like the VerseWise Bible RSV, KJV will default to the 66-book Protestant canon with an option to turn the deuterocanonical books on. Will let you know when this update is in the app store.

Update: Now available in the app store.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Daniel in RSV-CE

Thank you to Kayle for pointing out some chapter and footnote problems in the book of Daniel in RSV-CE. I have sent an update to the app store and will let you know when it has been accepted and released.

One of the challenges in Daniel is that there is some deuterocanonical text (from the Septuagint) inserted in the middle of chapter 3. In the print version of the RSV-CE you have chapter 3 verses 1-23, italicized verses 1-68, then non-italicized verses 24-30. To make things a little easier logic-wise, I named those italicized verses 1-68 "chapter 15". It helps to not have two sets of verses in chapter 3 with the same numbers.

Unfortunately, what works logic-wise, can sometimes be initially confusing to the human eye.

But, I assure you, the above listing is as intended! The first "chapter 3" is verses 1-23. Then the 68 verses of "chapter 15". Then the second "chapter 3", which is verses 24-30.

Not an ideal solution, but hopefully not too confusing now that it has been explained.

For even more fun with chapter numbering, see what happens in the book of Esther.

Update: Now available in the app store.

Friday, October 15, 2010

3.0 (and bookmarks) in store

As many of you have noticed by now, 3.0 is now available in the App Store. Along with some bug fixes, the biggest new feature is Bookmarks. You can now bookmark verses for easy reference later.

View screenshots and details on the new product page.

I hope you find Bookmarks easy and intuitive to use.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Reina-Valera & RSV crash in 2.2.x

Several users have reported crashes in 2.2.x. I have tracked the problem to a section of code that does not deal correctly with those that have the 1909 text selected in Settings. I will fix this for the next update, which I hope to have available in a week or two.

In the meantime, the best way around this bug is to select the "Sagradas Escrituras" text in Settings before upgrading from 2.1 to 2.2.x. If you did not do this and are currently experiencing crashes, delete and re-install VerseWise from your device to restore functionality. Or you can wait for the next update.

I am very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2.2.2 in store

This update includes:
  • Updated for iOS 4, supporting fast app switching
  • Updated assets for iPhone 4 screen
  • Minor bug fixes (including network indicator)
On to the 2.3 update, which will include user bookmarks!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

iPhone 4

I hope those that got the new iPhone 4 are enjoying it!

I am working on updating the assets, including the application icon. As you can see, it will be quite an improvement over what is currently displayed on the iPhone 4.

I hope to have this out soon, along with the iOS 4 fix.

Monday, June 21, 2010

iOS 4

Those of you updating to iOS 4 today, you may notice a minor bug in VerseWise! The first time you run the app every day, the network indicator does not turn off.

This is slightly annoying, but nothing is happening -- the indicator is just erroneously staying on. I'll have a fix (along with some other minor fixes I need to do) in the store soon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bug fixes

Thank you to Andrew, John, Henry and Fr. Patrick for reporting bugs that will be fixed in the next update.
  • Incorrect search results on more common words
  • Chapter header sometimes incorrect when viewing text in landscape mode
  • "Message of the day" under some ISP conditions causes app to redirect to Safari, unable to run

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

2.2.1 on the way

Hey all, sorry for the recent lack of information!

Working on a 2.2.1 release for all translations. I had released 2.2 for RSV and RSV-CE, but Apple asked me to change a certain function call I was making for future releases. I've addressed that and decided to work on the 3 or 4 (minor! :) bug reports users have sent me in. Hope to have something in the store soon!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Facebook for RSV & RSV-CE turned on

For those of you that have downloaded the 2.2 update for RSV and RSV-CE, I have just taken the Facebook interaction out of "sandbox mode". So now scriptures should be appearing correctly as you post them. My apologies, it was an oversight of mine when the 2.2 update appeared in the store.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

RSV & RSV-CE 2.2 now in the app store

Added features:
  • Email selected verses or post to Facebook
  • Highlight verses
  • Easily copy verses (with reference) to clipboard
I will submit the other Bible texts in the upcoming days.

Monday, January 4, 2010

2.2 update

Has it really been that long since my last update? Unfortunately "real life" intrudes on my VerseWise development. I'm still here and am starting to ramp up a real 2.2 update to the store.

I had been considering Twitter integration, but at this time it's too much work for too little gain. Maybe later! In consolation, I have added an easy "copy to clipboard" option that you can use to paste scriptures into your favorite Twitter client (or whatever other app you'd like to paste scriptures to).

Still debating what else to include in 2.2. I'd like to add user notes and reading plans, but the more stuff I add the longer it takes before release! I don't want it to be another two months before I can surface for air. There's always 2.3.