[sword-devel] SWORD + Cordova

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sun Aug 10 20:23:03 MST 2014

Dear Matěj,

Yes, you are correct.  This requires a binary libsword, which I have 
built for Android.  I am hoping someone will build for iOS, Windows 
Mobile, and even desktop OSes.  This would theoretically let us run the 
same frontend on all platforms, built entirely in JavaScript; however, 
we probably would want to build separate frontends to look and feel 
appropriate.  This still has many advantages, including, sharing tons of 
code, hopefully.

Though there hasn't been much interest.  Has anyone been able to 
successfully run and use the Android app at:


Any feedback on the verse study tools or parallel display?  It doesn't 
take advantage of the new mapping code Костя contributed yet, but I'd 
like to implement that soon.


On 07/21/2014 11:06 AM, Matěj Cepl wrote:
> On 2014-07-21, 15:07 GMT, you wrote:
>> We've created a SWORD Cordova plugin which currently only
>> proxies to the native Android environment, and a pilot app as
>> a proof of concept, which has been internally dubbed Bishop3.
>> If the SWORD plugin was extended to work on any of the other
>> platforms that Cordova supports, then Bishop3 (or any other
>> JavaScript app using the plugin) should run on that platform
>> as well.
> Just to make sure I understand. Your app requires binary (or
> Java) plugin as bindings for libsword (or jSword), right? This
> is not the miraculous solution for Firefox OS (I know that
> Cordova otherwise supports FxOS), because the non-JavaScript
> plugin is still required (unless somebody builds a plugin based
> on https://github.com/zefanja/swordjs which howewver would not
> be any better than https://github.com/zefanja/biblez)?
> Blessings,
> Matěj
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