HELP !

Gospel App & Game Contest in conjunction with previous LDSTech Conferences
micklem0re
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HELP !

Postby micklem0re » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:09 pm

I am making a few gospel apps for the AppStore, for this competition and for fun. However I am need of a little assistance. I didn't know where else to go to ask this question so I'll ask here.

PROBLEM: I am trying to integrate the scriptures into my app. This is not just a scripture app it has some extra features that no other app has. I am trying to replicate the Gospel Library App on how they display the scriptures. However, I need the scriptures I n an easy format for me to easily put them straight into my app. Has anyone made a scripture app before? Maybe if they could give me their source files? Or if anyone has any ideas that would be great. Leave a comment.. Need clarification, just ask.

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Re: HELP !

Postby swtbentley » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:16 am

micklem0re wrote:I need the scriptures I n an easy format for me to easily put them straight into my app.


There are also open source or public domain copies of all the scriptures available which may suit your needs just fine. For example,
http://scriptures.nephi.org

You might be able to request access to the Church's version or APIs, but I'd start with the above or similar.

Best wishes!

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Re: HELP !

Postby micklem0re » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:18 am

Awesome thank you!

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Re: HELP !

Postby JosephJensenAZ » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:27 am

I would also like to use several quotes and references from the scriptures in my game. Do I need permission from the Church to do this? I found no licensing information available on scriptures.nephi.org. Are we allowed to use the scriptures.nephi.org data without permission from the Church? The FAQ says: "Note that the Church is not currently able to consider copyright permission requests from Contest participants." so I assume this includes the scriptures since they are copyrighted?

Thanks!

Joseph

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Re: HELP !

Postby swtbentley » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:31 am

Hi Joseph. The scriptures themselves are public domain and do not require Church permission to use, quote, include, etc. The Church's particular presentation of the Scriptures (with footnotes, indexing, layout) presents a different issue, but I assume you're looking merely for the text to use. As noted in the Readme.txt file on scriptures.nephi.org, please remember to treat the Scriptures with the respect they deserve.

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Re: HELP !

Postby JosephJensenAZ » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:53 am

Yes, thank you for your reply!
Joseph


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