Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Russian Bible App + Russian Song of Revival v2.3

Last Updated on June 6, 2012




In this application you can read the Bible and look up songs. This application is free to use.  To run the program you need Android OS Version 2.3.3. The Bible is in Russian and is in Russian Synodal Translation( Русский Синодальный перевод). The Song of Revival is the new version. It has 800 songs. Also this app has youth songs(Тебе пою, о мой Спаситель) which come with 210 songs.


Where to download:
The application will be on Google Play. If you have V2.2 or older version installed then just do an upgrade.


To see what devices already use this application go here.


Contact the Developer here


Changes/Updates


What's New in Version 2.3:
  • Settings for Bible, Song of Revival and Youth were merged in to on page. 
  • Bug fixes
    • When searching by number and entering a number  largest  than allowed it will go to the last number but the edittext shows the wrong number, now it will just show the largest number allowed and search that song.
    • When entering song less than 1 then display the 1st song but instead it crashes 

What's added in Version 2.2
  • Settings added to Youth Songs (Тебе пою, о мой Спаситель) and Songs of Revival(Песнь Возрождения)
  • Bug fixes:
    • When setting the settings back to default the app will crash when going back to Bible or Songs
    • When searching for a song by number you could enter any 3 digit number. This will give you blank results.
      • if the number is greater than 210 it will display song 210 (Youth Songs)
      • if the number is greater than 800 it will display song 800 (Song of Revival)
    • other minor bug fixes


What's added in Version 2.1
  • Youth Songs added. (Тебе пою, о мой Спаситель).
  • Bug fixes:
    • When changing the song number, if you press next it will crash. Changed it to a "Done" button and it will change to your new types song number.
    • When selecting text to copy from the Bible, you could un-select but the gray highlight was not removed. Now it gets removed so you can see exactly what you are selecting.


What's added in Version 2.0:


  • Settings added to the Bible. You can change the size of the text and change the background
  • Basic Search added
  • Tested on Ice Cream OS
  • Minimum OS required is Gingerbread OS  
  • Audio has not been added yet
  • Some bug fixes


What's added in Version 1.0:


  • Russian Bible  (Русский Синодальный перевод/Russian Synodal Translation)
  • Song on Revival/ Песнь Возрождения (New Version with 800 songs)
  • Change Song or Bible Chapter by swiping left or right on the screen
  • Copying Verses and Songs to clipboard

In the App
Main Page- There is a button for the Russian Bible and a button for Russian Songs of Revival


Bible- When open Genesis 1 is displayed.




Navigating Though the Bible
There are two buttons that when pressed will go to previous chapter or next chapter. If the current chapter is the 1st chapter of the current book then when the previous chapter button is pressed, then the previous book will be displayed with the last chapter. Same thing with the next button, when it gets to the last chapter of the current book, it will advance to the next book.

You could also swipe the page left or right to go to previous chapter or next chapter. Swipe right --> previous chapter. Swipe left --> next chapter.

To select a book and chapter just click on the title of the current text. This will give you a list of books to choose from. When a book is selected, the chapter selection page will be show. When the chapter is selected, the text is show of the chosen book and chapter.



When reading a long chapter and want to get to the 1st verse, just double tap on the Book and Chapter title bar and you will be at the top of the page.

Copying Verses
To copy verses out of a given book and chapter is easy. Just select the verses that you want to copy and press and hold on the text. A menu will pop up asking if you want to copy the text or if you want to copy the text and include the book in chapter.

Songs of Revival
The Songs of Revival have 800 songs.
There are 3 ways to search for a song. Search by number, alphabet, or by section.


          
Searching by number: when you search my number the 1st song will be displayed and you put an number in the box and press search. The song that corresponds to that number will be displayed. (The numbering of the songs are based on the new numbering of the songs. Total there are 800 songs.

Searching by alphabet: Select the first letter of the desired song. This will display all the songs that start with that letter. Select the song and it will be displayed.

Searching by section: If you want a song out of a certain section then this is where you search that. Just select the desired section and all the songs in that section will be displayed.

Navigating Through the Songs
When a song is displayed you can use the previous and next button to go to a previous or next song. If the current song is 1 then the previous button will take you to the last song(800). If the current song is 800 then the next button will take you to the 1st song.
Also you could swipe the page left or right which will do the same thing as the previous and next button do.



If the song is really long and you need to get to the top then just double tap the screen.

Copying Text
To copy the song the press and hold on the song and it will be copied to clipboard.





Using the Bible Settings

     To get to the Settings, you need to press the menu button and click on "Настройки". The Top of the screen will have a preview of you current text size and the background. To change the font size just slide the slider left/right. The font size ranges from 10 to 40. Right now I have four backgrounds created. If you choose the black background the text color will be white. All other backgrounds will keep the text color black. The settings are remembered so you don't have to update them every time you exit the app. 


Basic Search

       I added a basic search for the Bible. It will look for the exact query that you type in. If you get no results, check if you spelled your query correctly. This is basic search so it will not look for sub queries. I will have a better search algorithm implemented in the next version. You last few search terms will be stored so if you need to search again you can just click on the term and it will run the search.


After the search is complete it will display up to 176 results. If there are more results then there will be a button the you click to see more results. When there are no more results the button will disappear.







Using the Youth Songs

     The Youth Songs are from the book: Тебе пою, о мой Спаситель

   
  There are 210 songs.
  There are 3 ways to search for a song. Search by number, alphabet, or by section


Searching by number: when you search my number the 1st song will be displayed and you put an number in the box and press search. The song that corresponds to that number will be displayed. Total there are 210 songs.

Searching by alphabet: Select the first letter of the desired song. This will display all the songs that start with that letter. Select the song and it will be displayed.

Searching by section: If you want a song out of a certain section then this is where you search that. Just select the desired section and all the songs in that section will be displayed.

Navigating Through the Songs
When a song is displayed you can use the previous and next button to go to a previous or next song. If the current song is 1 then the previous button will take you to the last song(210). If the current song is 210 then the next button will take you to the 1st song.
Also you could swipe the page left or right which will do the same thing as the previous and next button do.


If the song is really long and you need to get to the top then just double tap the screen.

Copying Text
To copy the song the press and hold on the song and it will be copied to clipboard.


Song Settings

The setting for the Youth Songs and Song of Revivals are essentially the as the bible settings. Only this that is different is the preview text and the available backgrounds.

  





















The New Settings Page

To switch between Bible settings, Song of Revival settings, and youth settings just click on the corresponding image. The one that is in color is the active settings page. For example in the image below you can see that the Song of Revival (middle image) is in color while the other two are grayed out. When you press the back arrow in the top left corner it will take you to the last page you were on before opening settings.


In the next update 
  • I will fix minor bugs
  • When searching for songs using Alphabet or Sections the background is always black. Will make it where it will match the background you chose for the song when it is displayed.
  • I'm working on adding audio files to the Bible but don't know when I will be done with that.


Please comment on the application and report any bugs
If the application works on your device please tell me in the comments so I would know what phones this application will work on

Donations are appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. подскажите пожалуйста, как мне включить функцию: поиск по библии?
    остальное все работает. спасибо

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