Thursday, August 20, 2009

HebrewBible Release 2.1 now available on App Store

I've made one fix and a nice enhancement to the HebrewBible iPhone app. The changes were approved after only 10 days this time, so that's really great (in the past, Apple has taken at least 2 weeks to approve my updates)! This update is a free upgrade for existing users of the app and I recommend that all existing users take the update. The changes:

  1. Fix: Fixed problem where crash occurs if a book later than Deuteronomy has been bookmarked and the user has changed the default Bible version to a Torah-only version (e.g. - one of the Aramaic versions) using the iphone preferences.
  2. Enhancement: Added Google Translate functionality to the "Words" tab with a segmented control that allows user to switch between "Roots" lookup functionality and "Translate" functionality. A generic translation facility (which uses Google Translate to do the translations) is also provided in addition to the existing "roots" lookup functionality. One can either copy/paste words/sentences from the Hebrew Bible or directly enter text to be translated. Note: in order to enter Hebrew (or any) text correctly, the relevant keyboard needs to have been enabled in the iPhone Settings application (under General/Keyboard/International Keyboards). The input and output text automatically adjusts to the appropriate "left-to-right" or "right-to-left" text orientation based on the translation languages that have been selected.