iPhone Scriptures App Project

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iPhone Scriptures App Project

Postby matthewmidgley » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:24 pm

Hello!

I'm just curious, I was looking on the wiki about the iPhone scriptures app. I really like the idea of an official scriptures app and wish I could contribute but I don't have the skills. How did you make the video with the demo of the app?

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Is this new Android app an unrelated entity?

Postby RossEvans » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:54 pm

I just ran across an app in the Android Market called "LDS Scriptures App." It is a commercial product, which I have not yet tried. (I still use Reveal Reader, which happens to be free.)

Am I correct that this new product has nothing to do with the app being developed by the community under the lds.org umbrella? At first the name confused me.

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Postby russellhltn » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:34 pm

I think you're correct. It's associated with the website http://www.ldsscriptures.com/ which states "Not officially endorsed by the LDS Church".
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Postby mkmurray » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:04 pm

RussellHltn wrote:I think you're correct. It's associated with the website http://www.ldsscriptures.com/ which states "Not officially endorsed by the LDS Church".

Great product though, as I have the iPhone version of the app. And they just announced that (at least on the iPhone) this scriptures app will integrate with the MyWard app.
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Postby russellhltn » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:28 pm

mkmurray wrote:And they just announced that (at least on the iPhone) this scriptures app will integrate with the MyWard app.


Hmmmm. Integrate how? I'm having trouble seeing a connection.
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Postby mkmurray » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:25 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Hmmmm. Integrate how? I'm having trouble seeing a connection.

I can't find the email I got about it (from LDSScriptures.com), nor can I find the announcement on either project's website. But if you go to the LDS Scriptures App in the iTunes Store, you will see this statement:
What's New in Version 2.12...New Feature: Integrates with MyWard app (from TrueStarApps) to see your Ward's lesson schedule!

I think it's a very cool development to see partnering apps like that.
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Postby matthewmidgley » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:09 am

For those interested, here is the link to the wiki article:
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/index.php/IPhone_Scriptures_Application

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Postby hbf-p40 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:40 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Hmmmm. Integrate how? I'm having trouble seeing a connection.


The integration happens thus:

Users of MyWard have access to their ward's (and each ward of their stake) Gospel Doctrine and Priesthood/Relief Society Lessons. If you wish to read one of these lessons, the MyWard user would tap the lesson and would normally be taken to LDS.org to view the lesson.

If, however, they have the LDS Scriptures app, they'll be given that option as well. Since the scriptures app has all the lessons internally, it can really speed things up to view them on your iPhone rather than having to access via either Edge, 3G or Wi Fi connection.

When you're done with the lesson, LDS Scriptures app gives you the ability to go directly back to where you were in MyWard. It's a nice, tight integration and collaboration between the two products.

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Postby garysturn » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:07 am

If those developing the iPhone Scriptures App download the new iPhone 3.2 version, I would be interested in seeing some screen shots of the app running in the iPad simulator. And a report of how it looks on a bigger screen. It is probably to soon to decide if any special provision will be built in for the larger screen of the iPad. Possibly just multiple font sizes is all that would be needed to make it more usable on multiple screen sizes.
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Postby jbh001 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:13 pm

GarysTurn wrote:If those developing the iPhone Scriptures App download the new iPhone 3.2 version, I would be interested in seeing some screen shots of the app running in the iPad simulator. And a report of how it looks on a bigger screen. It is probably to soon to decide if any special provision will be built in for the larger screen of the iPad. Possibly just multiple font sizes is all that would be needed to make it more usable on multiple screen sizes.
Just for clarification, I assume you are referring to the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK (Software Developer Kit) which currently only works for the iPad, not the iPhone or iPod Touch. The current iPhone OS is still at version 3.1.2.


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