Please make and Android version.
Just to be clear, I have no estimate or even guarantee of any mobile version of SwordSearcher at this point. The reality is that it is something that I have been kicking around for years now and I have written code to that end, but it has all been more research than development.One last point to all my SwordSearcher brothers and sisters - I encourage you to send a monetary contribution to Brandon while he works on this.
Probably with the number of users of SwordSearcher and the number that might agree to pay an annual fee, the overall fee would need to be about $99/person. However, I doubt very many would pay that much. I think $25/year would be easy for me and (I hope) many others to justify, and $35/year would be something worth considering. I could see a price of up to say $49.99/year and then some discounts based on how many desktop licenses the subscriber had bought and when, etc. Just thoughts.Anyway, there are certainly people who want to use mobile apps that sync up across platforms. I wonder how much people would be willing to pay for it. Providing that kind of experience is more of a service than it is a product. Maintaining servers for cloud storage of personal notes that is automatically synced or accessible to multiple software points is a very different model than what SwordSearcher is right now. It would require a yearly fee -- would people be interesting in paying for Bible software/apps like they do for Netflix? Something like an annual subscription fee of $99, but no purchase price for the software itself, that kind of thing?
I don't think I quite understand what you are suggesting. However, anything that requires end-users to juggle multiple services and configure things manually for synchronization is not going to be received well by all but the most tech-savvy users. Regardless, the desktop SwordSearcher module storage method is really good for SwordSearcher as it is now and gives it many advantages that other applications can't provide, but it would not scale down well to a mobile device. Some sort of back-end system that manages the differences would be required regardless.Another thought: Is it possible to somehow use Dropbox and make the syncing happen in a web browser so rather than a mobile app one sees a "virtual" SwordSearcher in a browser on his mobile device and can sync his data from his desktop with the server-based version? Again, just thoughts.
My idea was this: a SwordSearcher look-alike (but totally new program) that is based on a server and is accessed via any web browser. Each user registered with the server-based program has his data from his desktop SS sync with his account on that server. Downside: this "pseudo mobile app" would only work when one has internet access, though I suppose something could be done to store basic resources like Bible texts on the actual mobile device.I don't think I quite understand what you are suggesting.
If you want the full version of SwordSearcher on a mobile device your only option (now or ever) is a Windows 8 Tablet PC (running the full Windows 8, not Windows RT). You need one with a digitizer pen (looks like a stylus but is much more really) for the best experience. Even if/when mobile SwordSearcher becomes available it won't be a full SwordSearcher desktop application on mobile. It would be something designed for mobile platform limitations.I want the full version if possible. I want to use my own notes and commentary.
Just to be clear, the "SwordSearcher team" is just me. There's nobody to assign the work to--which would be at the very least one full year of full-time development work to produce a Mac version.I want to say first of all that I appreciate the time that Mr. Staggs is taking to reply to posts on this page of the forum. After reading his posts and responses to each of you, I find it completely obvious that the SwordSearcher team has no intention of developing any version of the software for those of us that use Apple products.