Google Android e-sword version needed a.s.a.p for new mobiles

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I used to have a windows mobile phone and always used e-sword on it, and on my pc. I now have a google Android phone and am desperate for e-sword to be converted to this formatt.

1) When can this happen
2) can you get google or android developers to do it now?

This could then be available from the e-sword site and the android Market.

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Chris,
The bad news is this would a question for Rick. As we support the users and the stuff made by users. Rick is the one that holds the ultimate decision over what platforms he will or will not support. Jonathon seems to have insight as to what might be coming but at best we can only guess. I would suggest that you ask Rick himself through the feedback page at e-sword.net.

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Hi

thanks for the suggestions. The feedback page does not seem to be working atm. (as is away till 6th July) could you leave the info with him?

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I am giving up my WinMobile 6x phone and going to Android. I Love Pocket e-Sword and really do not want to go to Cadre but with WinMo having a marketshare of 5% and falling and Android having a marketshare of 10% and climbing I don't think I can stick with WinMobile any longer. Please re-code Pocket e-Sword to run on Android. Thanks and God Bless

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Yes...I am an Android user and dont see myself ever going to anything else. I also would love to have E-Sword on my phone. Thanks!

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Yes...I am an Android user and dont see myself ever going to anything else. I also would love to have E-Sword on my phone. Thanks!

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Brother Rick is not likely to continue developing nor have anyone develop e-sword on the WM platform. However, there may be a slight possibility that we may see it as an Android app. Hope it will be sooner than later... :-)

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Olivetree has an android version but the free goodies are pretty limited these days.

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I have found the e-sword bible program to be so useful. I actually consider it to be the best Bible reading/study program available (both paid and free).

I would suggest to Rick to please make this program available on Google Android platform.

If cost consideration is the problem, then let him put a price on it and those who really need it (like myself) will be ready to pay to get it. That is far better than not making it available on the Adroid platform.

I hope this will be done sooner than later.

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I am a huge e-sword fan its the best Bible software out there in my opinion. I use it on my pc and used to use it on my wm pocket pc but as has been mentioned here already wm is not an up and coming os.

I now have the motorola droid and would LOVE to have e-sword on my droid. I would even be quite willing to pay to have e-sword on my droid. I really think Rick should consider the fact there would be a huge and growing market out there for and android version of e-sword.

Just my two sense, hope to see it come to android soon!!!

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I just hope that Rick will at least make an announcement or something soon. I'm holding off now buying Cadre or Olivetree to see if anything will come here. Once I start buying resources there will be turning back for a different program.

 

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MHampton wrote:
I just hope that Rick will at least make an announcement or something soon.

At this stage of the game, I still have no idea if Rick plans to release a version for either the iPhone/iPod/iPad or Android.

e-Sword Live! (http://live.e-sword.net ) was created for users of mobile devices, and non-Windows platforms.

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Have to replace my WM 6 phone, first thing I looked for was a way to put pocket esword on a new phone. Yes I too would pay for an android version.

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>>>e-Sword Live! (http://live.e-sword.net ) was created for users of mobile devices, and non-Windows platforms.<<

Jonathon,
I don't use e-Sword Live because primarily its just a Read Only web application. I can't do anything with it, as in placing in notes and etc. Therefore as an "alternative" for mobile devices and other platforms, I find it a very weak program.

This said, I think by the kind of support that Pocket e-Sword has albeit it somewhat small, yet there seems to be a growing voice from the e-Sword community to bring back this program, and have it running on multiple platforms.

I think that what should be done in this regards is that Pocket e-Sword should be developed to be able to run on about 4 mobile platforms, and they being:

Blackberry
Android
iPhone
Windows 7 For mobile.

I don't think you really need to go any further than that.

Despite me not having a mobile device that supports Pocket e-Sword, and therefore not a user of this program, I do support the cry for it to be returned and updated to be able to run on multiple platforms.

I don't know what internet costs are like in the US for mobile devices, but I do know that for New Zealand, its quite expensive, and just to read the Bible online at e-Sword live or any other online Bible website is a very expensive exercise.

So yeah... if I had a mobile device of which I could have a version of Pocket e-Sword, I think I would get it.

Blessings,
Stephen (Php 1:21

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APsit190 wrote:
I think that what should be done in this regards is that Pocket e-Sword should be developed to be able to run on about 4 mobile platforms, and they being:

Blackberry
Android
iPhone
Windows 7 For mobile.

a) Symbian has more market share than any of the platforms that you list;

b) Each platform has its own programming requirements:
* iPhone apps have to be written in Objective C;
* Android apps have to be compiled from Java byte code;
* RIM apps have to be web based;
* WinMo7 apps have to be written in C#;
* Symbian apps have to b e written in Java;

That means that there is no common code base. The different platforms will have different components and functionality.

c) If the multi-platform route is taken, then a native app for both Linux and Mac OS X is needed. (Using CrossOver is not an adequate substitute, even though eStudySource.com is offering a coupon with a substantial discount for it.)

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"Have to replace my WM 6 phone, first thing I looked for was a way to put pocket esword on a new phone. Yes I too would pay for an android version."

While holding your breath, try Cadre Bible or Olivetree. They have a few free resources and they are better than nothing. :-)

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I to have a new Android phone and I really do miss helping others when they ask questions about certain passages in the bible. With my old Win Mobile 6 phone I had answers in seconds to help people in Gods word. Would it not be possible to approach Google and ask them if they wouldnt be interested in some charity work in writing the software for Android?? After all it is their system and these days there are a lot of these phones in the market all over the world. I do a lot of travelling throughout africa. Using the online version of the program is not an option for me as I rarely have cell phone coverage. When I do have coverage it is seldom that there is a decent internet connection to go with it.

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I to have a new Android phone and I really do miss helping others when they ask questions about certain passages in the bible. With my old Win Mobile 6 phone I had answers in seconds to help people in Gods word. Would it not be possible to approach Google and ask them if they wouldnt be interested in some charity work in writing the software for Android?? After all it is their system and these days there are a lot of these phones in the market all over the world. I do a lot of travelling throughout africa. Using the online version of the program is not an option for me as I rarely have cell phone coverage. When I do have coverage it is seldom that there is a decent internet connection to go with it.

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Google Android phone is really great! Google has a lot to offer to its fans that's why I am keeping myself updated about its future lunch of Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS has been talked about Customers waiting for Google's Chrome OS to strike a notebook near them may have to wait until mid-2011 for the Cr-48 Chrome Notebook, writes Mashable. That won't scratch the gifting itch this holiday season, however Google fan-boys are a dedicated bunch. Once the Cr-48 surfaces for consumers, Microsoft and Apple could have to be ready.

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I hope you get interested

I hope you get interested about it.

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Pastor Friend of mine has a SuperPad Android Tablet and really likes it.

I am starting to get interested in a Tablet instead of my Netbook...

The hesitation is that I can not get either version of e-Sword for Android.

And, like a lot of others I simply can't afford a data plan to allow web access to the on-line e-sword stuff.

As Android is *really* starting to take off and you can get a really full featured tablet for under $180...

http://www.ecrater.com/p/10363681/10-android-21-tablet-pc-with-gps-hdmi This is the version my friend has.

I really am starting to wish that Rick would consider porting a version that can use the Version 9 format files for Android...

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Just a heads up, maybe none of my business but...

If you haven't done it, I would recommend that you sit down with an android tablet for a test drive and be sure you will be able to do what you want to do. They look nice on the surface, but they are limited and are not as functional as a netbook by far. I have a Pandigital Novel (Their last updates give it full tablet over the previous ebook format.) and it sits on my desk most of the time.

Nice ereader and toy but to do any serious study/writing in my mind is out. Netbook is much easier. The Bible programs are rather limited in functionality as well as the writing aspect.

I thought the tablet would be a great option but rarely use it. In fact my netbook is a convertible/tablet and it hasn't been in tablet mode in months.

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Hello.

I'm a very big fan of e-sword since many years. I'd say its the best bible software i've ever used. I used e-sword on my old windows mobile phone and i still use it sometimes on my PC.

About 1 year ago i bought a android phone since my old windows mobile phone stopped working, and nowadays its hard to find windows mobile phones in sweden. It seems its all about android. No matter how much i like windows mobile, android seems to be the new thing. And i like my new phone, and i so much would like to use e-sword on it. There are no other bible software out there which can match e-sword. I've many friends who loves it too, bible students on seminairs etc.

Sorry if my english isnt the best, but i so much would like Rick to really work in this matter. In the end, its the matter of spreading the word in a very positive way. I dont agree with lots of the biblecommentaries, since im a lutheran and not a calvinist (it seems to me most commentaries are calvinist), but what really means alot to me and to my friends are the bibles in many languages, the original texts in hebrew, arameic, greek, the dictionaries etc. Me and my friends really love e-sword.

I just wish Rick would talk to some android programmers or something to make this wonderful and blessed software to work on android too.

E-sword is the best bible software ever. I want it to be the best software in the future too.

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Hello to all,

We have developed the new MYSword Bible(pocket esword look a like) on your Android Mobile (cell phone and tablet).

You can now download Mysword for Android mobile.

Our site is

http://www.mysword.info/

Features :
- bible version verse comparisson
- multiple offline bible
- multiple offline commentaries
- higlighting
- bookmarks
- your personal notes and insight
- search (concordance)for bible commentaries and personal notes
- resizeable text (custom text size for easy viewing)
Allow fine adjustment of text size
- page history navigation ( back and forward)
- Strongs number support linked to dictionary for easy access.
- verse link in commentaries and dictionaries to the Bible view
Links between documents e.g. commentary ref to passage
- Download of modules (bibles, commentaries, and dictionaries)

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There is also http://code.google.com/p/and-bible/ And Bible that runs Sword modules.

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Over the next two or three weeks, I'll be posting reviews of the various Bible Study programs that run on Android, WinMo 6.x, or Linux, as _native_ applications, on my blog.

The virtue of the AndBible, is that source code is available (LGPL 2.0), and as such, one can add the features that one claims are missing from it. Furthermore, tools for creating resources for it are readily available.

The virtue of OliveTree is that it has more resources, and functionality, than the other Bible Study Software that is available for the Android, that I have used. (Olive Tree is the only player in the Mobile Device market that attempted the SBL Bible Software Shootout in 2009.)

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