[jsword-devel] Announcing MinimalBible - Bible app for Android on JSword

Bradlee Speice bspeice.nc at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 15:56:06 MST 2015

Hello all!

First of all, thank you so much for your work building the JSword 
backend. Having something like this that is open-source is a huge win 
for developers and people all over the world.

That said, the past couple of months I’ve been working on a new Bible 
app. I wasn’t satisfied with the experience using any of the software 
available for Android, and so designed an app myself. It’s certainly not 
feature-complete, but I wanted to at least let you know it was in 
existence, and see if there would be any interest in helping with its 

The app is called MinimalBible (very creative, I know), and is being 
developed on Github over here 
<https://github.com/MinimalBible/MinimalBible>. Additionally, I’ve been 
keeping a blog of my development experience here 
<http://minimalbible.github.io/> as well. It’s not publicly available on 
the Play store yet, but I do have alpha testing in progress through the 
Play store with a few friends.

MinimalBible is designed to be focused on an experience as close to 
reading an actual Bible as possible. I don’t plan to use reading plans, 
videos, sharing features, but want an app that starts quickly and helps 
me focus on the actual content. Additionally, the app has been designed 
to be Material-compliant for Android 5.0, uses the latest SDK, but 
supports all the way back to SDK v8. Development is done using the new 
Android studio, and I have a toolchain set up for automated builds and 
code coverage.

Again, thank you for all your work building the JSword foundation so 
developers like me can re-use the work. It’s greatly appreciated. Would 
you guys also be willing to help answer some questions on JSword? I'm 
having issues with searching right now.

Have a great day!

-Bradlee Speice


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.crosswire.org/pipermail/jsword-devel/attachments/20150205/99e12f71/attachment.html>

More information about the jsword-devel mailing list