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Palm Pre / webOS Update

Posted on: October 13th, 2010 by Craig Rairdin 8 Comments

I was doing some blog housekeeping this afternoon and realized we hadn’t updated you on the progress on Simple Bible Pro for quite some time.

Last time I wrote on this subject we had a “Memorandum of Understanding” with Bits of God Software regarding our work together on this project. Since then, that has developed into a full-blown contract that commits us to providing Simple Bible Pro users access to their download accounts on our server so that they can download any Bible or reference book they have purchased from us and use it in Simple Bible Pro.

The guys at Bits of God Software are doing all the programming. We have regular conference calls and email exchanges in which we provide them with the reams of technical information that is required to interface with our server and read our files. Actually, it’s not that tough and only takes a couple dozen pages to explain. But it takes time to implement and test, and that’s what the Bits of God Software guys are working on.

The plan is to implement Bibles first and get that version of Simple Bible Pro into your hands as soon as possible. From there additional types of reference content will be added, and more advanced features will be implemented. I imagine there will be a number of frequent updates in the first couple of months the program is available so that these features can be rolled out as they’re added.

You can read more about what’s going on at Bits of God Software here.

8 Responses

  1. MarcT says:

    Hooray! I can’t wait to bring 10 years of notes and hilights over to my Pre.

  2. Ken says:

    So this company (Bits of God Software) will provide the platform, and all we have to do is download the Bibles/reference books from our accounts here at Laridian? I certainly hope this is true. Since I bought my Palm Pre Plus, I cannot find any other Bible program that is as comprehensive as the one that Laridian offers for the Palm OS. Using the Classic emulator just will not cut it I’m afraid. If this is true, then I can recover years of notes, highlights, and bookmarks. Please let me know.

  3. Ken: You will actually run Simple Bible Pro and download your Laridian Bibles and books from within the Simple Bible Pro application. The plan is for the program to eventually integrate with our server synchronization of notes, highlights, and bookmarks. That may not be available on day one but it is in the plan.

  4. Alvin Carlson says:

    It might be a good time to poke Bits of God Software…. would love to be able to use the entire catalog a Laridian.

  5. Nathan Martin says:

    I’m with Alvin. I just looked over at their website and their latest update was also back in October. With the impending Feb 9 announcement from HP/Palm about new devices, including a PalmPad/TouchPad (iPad competitor), I think webOS is about to make a huge splash. New devices will be streaming out over the next few months and with HP’s marketing muscle, they will be serious contenders. I hope BoGS and Laridian is ready to take advantage of the rising tide!

  6. As I’ve said before, I know more than I can disclose, and to answer Alvin, we don’t “poke” we discuss and collaborate. This project is not standing still. We’re aware of the upcoming February 9 announcement.

  7. Wayne Cowan says:

    Hi to the guys at Bits of God and the Laridian crew. It is now 3 months later and we haven’t had an update. So . . . how’s it going?

    I miss being able to use my Laridian bible software. Will I ever be able to or is now a goner with no one claiming Classic as there own?

    I feel as if I am spiritually crippled without being able to carry my library around with me! Help . . . please.

  8. Wayne,

    Don’t give up yet. Because this is a Bits of God Software project and not exclusively Laridian, I’m limited in what I can say about it. As I’ve said before I’m in continuous contact with the folks there and we continue to move forward.

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