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      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

      Hey Benjamin.

      I'm so sorry. I did not mean to give the impression that I was critical of your idea. We think its a great idea actually and are actually seriously considering it as well. We just didn't want to put up false expectations that its something we can put out overnight. There is a cost associated to building and supporting any feature - as you would know, being a programmer. Even open-sourcing software is a cost.

      We receive your recommendation wholeheartedly and look for ways to be able to do this sometime in the near future. God bless!

      AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

      Great idea! The issue with open sourcing any commercial code (not just eBible) is that it takes quite considerable time and effort to separate out the pieces that can be open sourced. This part is challenging.

      We have critical pieces that touch on customer data (privacy issues), commercial transactions (purchases, credit cards) and commercial content (Bible publishers licensing us content in return for royalty fees). Imagine now open sourcing but having to deal with financial liabilities associated with the above mentioned. For user data, we'd have to build walls that only allow you access to certain data but not the rest. For content data, we'd need to prevent you from scraping commercial content (from other publishers). The list goes on. Separating the open-source pieces from the non-open sources pieces is not trivial and requires substantial forethought.

      This is not to say we do not want to do it - merely that doing it will take substantial time and resource - and not a simple matter of creating a public Github repo of our project.

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        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

        Ah. Thanks for the recommendation. We're still on the fence on this one. But we will keep it in mind.

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          11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We’re currently working on licensing the content from the publishers. We’ll add it in as soon as we have permission to be able to do so.

          AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

          New commentaries, dictionaries have been recently added and are now searchable as well. More coming soon!

          AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

          Reading plans are coming very, very soon!

          AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

          The NKJV is coming very soon (pending license approval). Treasure of Scripture Knowledge and many more commentaries and resources are also in the works!

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            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We have obtained the publishing licenses for various Catholic Bibles and plan to get them into our system very soon. Because the Apocrypha includes additional books, and additional verses in certain existing books, we need to make some modifications to accomodate this.

            AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

            We have finally obtained the publishing licenses for various Catholic Bibles and plan to get them into our system very soon. Because the Apocrypha includes additional books, and additional verses in certain existing books, we need to make some modifications to accomodate this.

            AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

            Merged "Add the NRSV" to "Add the Apocrypha" idea.

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              under review  ·  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

              Hi Richard.

              Can you explain in greater detail on this request? Thanks.

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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                Hi Ashis.

                Is there an advantage of doing a next/previous page but not reload the page? Let us know what you're thinking.

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                  under review  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                  Hey Nam,

                  I'm not able to replicate your problem. The cross-references should all be coming in as the same translation that you're currently on. I'm assuming you're talking about the eBible.com website correct?

                  AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                  Hey Nam. This might be a bug. Where are you seeing the cross-references coming up as KJV?

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                    Good idea. Are either public domain?

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                      9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      1. Multiple verse highlighting
                      With screen pagination this is rather difficult. Though if you access John 1.1 – 18 on an iPad or on our website (ebible.com) its doable.

                      2. We’ll get this fixed.

                      4. We’ll find a better way to address this.

                      5. We’ll get this fixed as well.

                      6. Folders and subfolders
                      The notes are actually tied to the verses. On our website you can actually search your notes. This feature will be coming to the mobile apps as well.

                      AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                      Craig. We thought about that. The difficulty is we allow highlighting on a word level. You can select individual words as oppose to the whole verse. The issue then becomes that the behavior of highlighting becomes less intuitive if we do tap-to-toggle because now you're not sure when the first behavior will occur, and when the second behavior will occur. It's not perfect but we're definitely listening to users such as yourself on how we can further improve the system.

                      AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                      Hi Mario. Note search on the app is coming soon. Sorry about that. On the online version, go to the "see all notes" page at http://ebible.com/journals

                      From there, you can do a search. I just tried and it seems the engine currently ignores # tags. But if you try it with say "_faith", then this unique keyword should get you all the notes that have that keyword.

                      AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                      Original suggestion below but now broken down to various tickets.

                      -- original description --

                      This is my favorite app.

                      1. Multiple verse highlighting.
                      Currently you can only collectivly highlight the verses shown on any given page. It would be nice if you could highlight for instance John 1.1-18. Maybe a scrolling text option would fix this.

                      2. Currently if you highlight more than one verse, like John 1.1-3, in the notes section under highlights it is titled only as John 1.1 and not John 1.1-3. Same applies for notes.
                      4. The posted note icons are nice but if you have many notes it's more complicated trying to figure out which posted note is for which reference. You have to cycle through them while reading to find the one you are looking for.
                      5. I also noticed that of you have many notes on one page after awhile the icons stop showing up because there is no more room for
                      Posted note icons. So you could keep adding note after note but there will not be any indicator of that note on the page.
                      6. Also a folder and subfolder option for notes and highlights would complete my dream of a perfect bible :)

                      This as of right now beats my olive tree reader and reformation study bible apps. I have money and many many notes, highlights and bookmarks invested in both of those apps and would drop them in a heartbeat. You guys are rocking it already with ebible v 1.1!!!! Thank you!!!

                      AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                      We'll definitely look into this as an option. As for tagging, you can just put whatever tage you want i.e. #faith into the note, and when you do a notes search, it will show everything with that tag. Will this work?

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                        Thanks for the suggestion. We'll add it in.

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                          6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          On the website, we have released a “compare” tool in the short term. Click on any verse, then click the “compare” button, and you will be able to see up to 4 translations at one time of the verse.

                          AdminColin Wong (CEO, eBible) commented  · 

                          We're adding parallel Bible reading soon! :)

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