Go Bible

Go Bible is a free Bible viewer application for Java Mobile Phones ( Java ME MIDP 1.0 and MIDP 2.0 ). It was developed by Jolon Faichney in Surf City , Gold Coast, Queensland , Australia , with help from several others . Go Bible is installed like Any Other midlet by copying the .jar and jad file to the cell phone by USB or Bluetooth . The English KJV Bible 1.1 can also be installed using WAP download.

Go Bible is not to be confused with the similarly named The Original GoBible® , a suite of personal electronic bible players from GoBible, LLC.

Features

Go Bible 2.2.6 featured:

  • Christ’s Words in red
  • SMS scriptures
  • Bookmarks
  • History
  • Colored themes
  • Fast search [1]

Releases

Releases subsequent to 2.2.6 are hosted on the SVN server for the CrossWire Bible Society. [2] Compiled versions of Go Bible Creator can be downloaded from the Google Groups. [3]

  • 2011-03-11 Go Bible 2.4.1 – bug fix in Go Bible Creator in word-wrap for the manifest
  • 2010-04-17 Go Bible 2.4.0 – several fixed bug and enhancements; plus removed Send MMS from menu options and support for MIDP 1.0
  • 2009-07-10 Go Bible 2.3.5 – added support in Go Bible Creator for USFM tag / r
  • 2009-05-11 Go Bible 2.3.4 – more minor fixed bug for Go Bible Creator
  • 2009-04-27 Go Bible 2.3.3 – has some fixed bug for Go Bible Creator
  • 2008-09-24 Go Bible 2.3.2 – source code checked in, but binary not posted on original site

In July 2008, the Bible was adopted by CrossWire Bible Society. [4]

  • 2008-03-31 Go Bible 2.2.6 – latest version of English KJV Go Bible and twenty two other languages [5]
  • 2008-03-26 Go Bible 2.2.5
  • 2007-08-09 Go Bible 2.2.4 – Improvement to Go Bible Creator [6]
  • 2007-04-12 Go Bible 2.2.3
  • 2007-02-06 Go Bible 2.2.2 [7]
  • 2006-07-30 Go Bible 2.2.1
  • 2006-03-16 Go Bible 2.2
  • 2004-06-28 Go Bible 2.0
  • 2003-09-28 Go Bible 1.01

The news page on the Go Bible website provides some more details. For more detailed development history up to March 2005, see the onthenet.com.au website . [8]

Languages

Go Bible site

Including the King James Which version of the headers is there, Go Bible is already available in 23 languages. These include:

English – Afrikaans – Arabic – Chinese – Danish – Dutch – Finnish – French – German – Hungarian – Indonesian – Norwegian – Portuguese – Romani (Gypsy) – Romanian – Spanish – Swedish – Tagalog (Filipino) – Ukrainian – Vietnamese –

Other websites

Third-party developers [9] have already published Go

A screenshot of Mizo Go Bible .

Albanian – Armenian – Basque – Breton (NT) – Burmese – Cebuano – Zo (NT) – Chamorro (portions) [10] – Coptic [11] – Croatian [12] – Czech – Dari [13] – Esperanto [14] – Estonian [15] – Georgian [16] – German (Volxbibel translation) [17] – Greek [18] – Haitian Creole – Hebrew (OT) [19] – Hindi [20] – Hungarian [21] – Icelandic – Indonesian / Bahasa [22] [23] – Japanese – Kabyle – Kekchi – Korean – Latin (Vulgate) – Latvian – Lithuanian [24] – Malayalam [25]– Manx Gaelic (portions) – Maori – Mizo [26] – Nepali [27] – Paite [28] – Pashto [29] – Persian [13] – Polish – Potawatomi (portions) – Serbian – Shuar – Slovak – Slovenian [30] ] – Swahili – Ukrainian [31] – Uma – Urdu [32] – Tamajaq (portions) – Tamil [33] – Thai [34] – Turkish – Welsh [35] – Wolof – Xhosa –

These lists are likely to grow as more people become involved with the developer application .

Many of the Go Bible translations still use English for the Bible book names , and for the user interface , though That is now starting to change as more developers Become familiar with the features of the application developer.

Unicode fonts

Go Bible uses the Unicode installed by the mobile phone manufacturer. Some translations can not be done properly on all phones. Also, there are some Sony Ericsson phones with regard to displaying Arabic script and other right-to-left languages. Rendering such languages ​​properly depends on the correct implementation of the bidirectional algorithm and glyph shaping.

Compatibility

Phones with limited memory

It is possible to divide the Bible into several smaller collections so that the JAR files can be installed in mobile phones with limited memory. For some models, splitting into Old Testament and New Testament is sufficient. For older models, splitting into smaller files than 1MB, 512KB, 256KB or 128KB may be necessary. Go Bible 1.0 is compatible with 64KB JAR file limit.

Phones that check certificates

Go Bible applications are not digitally signed. Some applications will not install unsigned applications. In many such cases, it is usually possible to find a phone to change to accept unsigned applications.

Developer application

The author also provided a developer kit called Go Bible Creator . This enables further translations and language versions to be generated by users. Go Bible Creator takes as data input Bible files in the Open Source Information ( OSIS ) or Theological Markup Language ( ThML ). From version 2.3.2, the ability to process Unified Standard Format Markers [36] ( USFM ) has been added.

Go Bible Creator supports two more useful features:

  • Book Name Mapping – this facilitated book to be mapped to English book names.
  • Translated user interface – this requires the translation of words or short sentences from the English default UI.

Go Bible Creator Was used successfully by the author of the Bible Mobile [37] website in Belgium to create Several Go Bible collections in various languages. [38]

Another user has gone to the Bible Box.net account, [39] from which many more Go Bible collections may be downloaded.

The author has gone to Go Bible Project on Google Code, [3] Go for Go Bible source code is Go Bible Dev. [40]

Go Bible Creator is not limited to making Bible collections. It can also be used to create other types of e-Book, such as an electronic hymn book (words only) or daily devotionals. [41] [42]

The original source code for both GoBibleCore and GoBibleCreator was available under the new BSD license . [3] The latest source code is available from CrossWire, under the GNU GPLv2 license. [43]

Go Bible Creator is supported by the SIL Pathway [44] project for publishing scripture.

Go Bible Creator is supported by the open source Bible Editing Application called Bibledit. [45]

One member of the Theologische Initiative Freiburg [46] has written software to convert Zefania XML Bible modules into the ThML format for use with Go Bible Creator. Though the description is “Converts to Zefania XML bible modul to a SWORD -modul”, the download includes a tool for Go Bible. The host language is German .

Distribution

Go Bible is listed in a free and open source software distributor sites, such as:

  • Softpedia [47]
  • GetJar [48] [49]
  • HandyByte [50]
  • Game-Thing [51]

Go Bible is also used on a number of Christian websites. [52] [53]

Go Bible in Java ME emulators

The Go Bible application can be previewed in the following Java ME emulators :

  • MicroEmulator [54]
  • mpowerplayer

It est aussi as possible to run Go Bible applications we Pocket PC by Installing the Following: [55]

  • IBM MIDP 2.0 Java Emulator [56]

It is even possible to run Go Bible in a Sony Portable PlayStation by installing a Java emulator for the PSP. [57] See:

  • PSPKVM [58]

Go Bible also works in the JVM called Esmertec Jbed, ( J2ME Programming / Esmertec Jbed ) which can be installed on various mobile phone platforms.

Similar products

  • OliveTree Bible Software [59] has a number of Bible Reader applications for various mobile phones and PDA platforms.
  • jBible [60] is a website for mobile phones. Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian Bibles are available.
  • Sky Bible [61] is an application for mobile phones and hand held devices. Sky Bible is intended for Symbian phones.
  • YouVersion [62] Bible application for Java phones.
  • GoBible LLC creates a suite of stand-alone personal audio players for purchase.

See also

  • The SWORD Project , open-source cross-platform Bible software
  • Zefania XML Bible Markup Language  ( de ) – German

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