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

Chris Burrell chris at burrell.me.uk
Thu Feb 5 16:23:21 MST 2015

Sure fire away!

You should link in with Martin D as well as he has lots of experience with
android and jsword.

Also so you know step (www.stepbible.org) will be releasing an app at some
point too.


On 5 February 2015 at 22:56, Bradlee Speice <bspeice.nc at gmail.com> wrote:

>  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
> development.
> 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
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