[jsword-devel] Announcing MinimalBible - Bible app for Android on JSword
bspeice.nc at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 15:56:06 MST 2015
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
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!
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