iPhone scriptures (and more)
I’ve reviewed the iPhone in the past and although I love the device, it has it’s problems and I have my pet peeves. One of the cons I mentioned in my review was a lack of third-party applictions. And although I am waiting with baited breath for the iPhone SDK (promised by end of February), which will bring third-party apps, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality of the online applications inspired by the iPhone.
Within the first few days oh having my iPhone, I went looking for the scriptures online. But not just the scriptures. I wanted something that was optimized for the iPhone so I wasn’t waiting for several minutes in Church for a verse to load. I found a decent application at MountainMighty.com ScripturesApp.com. This little site provides not only a the scriptures formatted for the iPhone, but handy tools like bookmarks, community bookmarks and searching. Just recently though, they outdid themselves by adding the current Elder’s Quorum and Relief Society lesson manual as well as the words to the hymns. I’ve been wanting the hymns for a while and although the manual is available on lds.org it’s much more bulky and hard to navigate. So thank you Chuck!
Here’s how it would look (and act) in the iPhone (kinda — if you are using Safari, it’s exactly how it would be).
That website is great! But if you own a ipod touch like me, or just would like to have that same great interface but be able to view all of it offline, check out this post of mine:
Although I agree that this is a cool feature, it involves jailbreaking the iPhone. I have several friends who have done this, but personally never have and probably never will. Especially with the SDK and AppStore coming out soon, there is little need for it.
As long as I can get SSH on my iPhone, I’ll be happy. Although the proxy app that allows you to connect your laptop to the Internet through the iPhone bluetooth would be cool as well.