To improve the speed of moving between chapters, the app will now silently fetch the next chapter in readiness of navigating there.
Support for arabic-indic numbering of chapters
Many languages of the world do not use western numbers (e.g. 1,2,3...). This enhancement brings in support for the non-western number schemes, beginning with arabic-indic chapter numbers as used in the Persian scriptures.
Improvements to copied verses
Previously copied verses (e.g. pressing Ctrl+C with verses selected) included just the verse number. Now a full reference is appended to the copied verse(s). Verses copied from search results now also include the search
term(s) and number of results (as shown on the screen).
12 Bugs Fixed
Retrieving many verses in search results was sometimes failing because of a 5 second network timeout, now extended.
Incorrect map lightbox display when the user interface language was set to a right-to-left (RTL) language.
Map lightbox would close when attempting to zoom in or out on maps
Two similar menu options ('Update' and 'Check for Updates') were sometimes appearing at the same time
Message buttons lost formatting
Clicking to download a Bible switches to that Bible
Errors occur using dynamic UI language translation
Some book names in the Greek Original (RT) Bible did not have a discernible space before the chapter number when displayed in the Navigation bar
Some non-letter characters when entered into a search term could break the display of the auto-complete list
Apple app icons had an unsupported transparent background
Navigation menu had a red top border in IE
Header icons now causing web address text to appear at bottom of screen in Chrome
Beta v0.110 - 07 May 2020
8 Features Added
Added Persian Scriptures
The entire New Testament in a new revision of the classic 1895 Persian (Farsi) Bible by the Society.
Added Bulgarian Scriptures
Initially just the Gospel of John in the Society's revised 1871 Constantinople version.
Improved access to top icons
Now when scrolled down a page, a 'more' icon appears next to the navigation controls providing rapid access to the icons available at the top of the page (Search, Bibles and Main Menu).
Added keyboard copying of search results
In addition to an onscreen icon, it is now possible by pressing Ctrl + c to copy search results to the clipboard (on supported devices).
Added keyboard mapping to aid searching of the Greek Textus Receptus
Previously searching in the Greek Textus Receptus required users to enter Greek characters - not a straightforward process without a Greek keyboard. Now it is possible to use equivalent characters in other scripts, so for example,
typing 'a' in a Latin script (e.g. English) will be turned into 'α' in the Greek script.
Revised auto-complete icons
The list of matched words shown when typing in a search term now include new 'traffic light' style icons. Words with a green icon have the fewest occurances in the selected Scriptures and are the best to search on. If you need
to use a word with a red icon, try to add another word to cut down the number of search results.
Improved English (AV) text helps
Word definition notes in the English (AV) Scriptures which previously said "See note at v..." now contain the referenced text instead.
Improved search results
Previously, supplemental words in the Scriptures (e.g. those normally rendered in italics) were not available for searching. These have now been added.
12 Bugs Fixed
No section headings shown in Psalm 119 in English (AV) Scriptures
In the English (AV) Scriptures, Exodus 32:32 has a long dash character which had made it into the search autocomplete results.
Searching using terms which produced too many search results would sometimes fail
Retrieving many verses (typically over 50) in one book in the search results would sometimes fail
Menu text can temporarily enlarge when changing Accesibility settings
Search does not always work correctly after switching Bible language
"12645" was being treated as a valid search term in the English Scriptures!
Failures when retrieving cross references in text helps were not displayed very well
The main menu icon at the top of the screen was not clickable on the rightmost screen edge
Clearing the search was not deleting part entered term in the input field
The Navigation/Select menu bar was not quite touching the top of the screen on some displays when scrolling down the page
Doing a keyboard copy (Ctrl+c) with no verses selected was nevertheless indicating a successful copy
Beta v0.100 - 03 Feb 2020
7 Features Added
Gain quick access to Search by swiping down in Navigation bar
Swiping down from the top of the screen (over the place where the current book and chapter is displayed) will now open the Search popup.&nbap; This is expecially convenient on a mobile device when you have scrolled down some way
into the chapter, and don't wish to scroll back to the top just to access the Search popup. [Note: You can also swipe in from the right of the screen at any time to access the full menu.]
Match diatcritics when searching
The auto-complete function during searching now no longer requires the exact characters in order to find a match, but will allow any accented or non-accented version of a character. For example, typing in "a" will now also match
"à", "á", "â", "ã", "ä", "å", "ā", "ă", "ą", "ǟ", "ǡ", "ǻ", "ȁ", "ȃ", "ȧ", "ӑ", "ӓ", "ᶏ", "ḁ", "ẚ", "ạ", "ả", "ấ", "ầ", "ẩ", "ẫ", "ậ", "ắ", "ằ", "ẳ", "ẵ", "ặ", "æ", "ǣ", "ǽ", and "ӕ".&nsbp; This is particularly useful in non-English
languages, but also helps select the word "hymenaeus" in the AV, for example.
Re-order auto-complete list
The list of matched words shown when typing in a search term are now ordered in a more natural way - starting with words where the entered characters appear first, listed in order or length, and then alphabetically.
Support for right-to-left (RTL) interface languages
While the Online Bible App has long been able to display Bibles in RTL languages, this enhancement now allows for the menu and other interface elements to work with RTL languages too. The first of these RTL interface language
is in final testing now and should be released shortly.
Added clear button to search terms input
A small but very useful addition - it is now possible to quickly clear all the entered search terms by clicking on the "X" icon at the end of the input field.
Recently used Bible versions now highlighted
Recently used Bible versions are now displayed at the top of the Versions list (marked by green flashes) and not, as previously, seperated into two different lists.
Added go-to-top button in footer of search results
It is now possible to quickly return to the top of a long list of search results by tapping the icon in the footer of the Search popup.
32 Bugs Fixed
Navigation buttons work the 'wrong' way round when a Bible version in a right-to-left language is selected
Bible book names displayed incorrectly on Navigation popup when a Bible version in a right-to-left language is selected
Internet Explorer browser does not display new chapter upon navigation in a reliable or timely manner
Popup of text helps wrongly positioned when zoom factor applied but Accessibility turned off
Copy not working with some languages
Latest Firefox browser version breaks the formatting of the Settings option in the main menu
Text Help cross references popup not working in Internet Explorer
Widow/orphan control for columns not working in Firefox
Margins and padding not correct for helps when using RTL Scriptures
Download options menu appears briefly when accessed during downloading
Can select to clear a downloaded Bible while downloading that Bible!
Swiping left/right to change chapters not respecting Scripture language direction
Some Bible versions do not have a copyright notice in the About popup
Search key words not picking up color coding when completed using keyboard (rather than chosen from list)
History time ago labels display incorrectly with RTL references
Tooltip text incorrect for navigation icons when using RTL Bibles
Download menu items using wrong color palette
JS error when 'willchange' not supported by browser
Header margins not lining up with page top margins on small screens
Translation key 'reset' used in two different contexts
'Audio' label not being switched when interface language changed
Navigation bar not 'sticking' quite against top of screen
Use of incorrect path in URL (e.g. /foo/bar.html) breaking display
Select mode unnecessarily terminated when search or versions popup opened
Focus buttons should use border rather than outline
Cancel download icon on toast message looks too much like a close button
Text of reference not as dark as body text
Improve icons for books and chapters in Navigation popup
Active tabs do not need cursor pointer
Text help superscript at end of verse can be underlined
Bible versions popup too wide on smaller screen
Alert marker on side menu icon too large on some mobile devices
Beta v0.90 - 15 Oct 2019
14 Features Added
Added Westminster marginal notes and cross-references to English Scriptures
Switch these on by selecting Text helps in the Settings menu.
Verses (in the English Bible only at present) are then annotated with small superscript markers to indicate marginal notes, cross-references, word and measurement definitions. Selecting the verse then displays these details.
Added popup to preview cross-references
Added linking to TBS account to enable special features
Look out for the padlock symbol next to certain menu items. Attempt to access these features (currently, Maps and the text helps mentioned above) and you will be asked to sign in with your TBS website account email address and password.
If you do not have an account, just follow the link to create one - it should take less than 5 minutes and is entirely free.
Please note that by signing in you consent to the storage of certain personally identifiable information and grant TBS a license to hold and process any user generated content. For more details see the Terms and Conditions
in the About option.
Re-published English Scriptures in 'protected mode' as suggested by licensee
Performance improvement for protected Scriptures on many devices (up to 2x quicker to render chapter)
Streamlined copy and printing process to remove intermediate step
Made Accessibility settings collapsible (so that all options can be more easily seen)
Made About popup Versions Info section expandable like the T&Cs section
Added indication as to word frequency on selected search terms
Added chapter reference to Select menu
Added support for swiping left/right to change list between all and recent on Bible versions popup
Added visual indication of % downloaded to Bible versions popup
Add "See what's new" link on Splash popup (to bring you to this page)
Improved description of key new features here to aid discovery and use
66 Bugs Fixed
CORS settings not preventing direct retrieval of scripture html
Attempting to load a Scripture version in the language of a new user yielded an error on some devices
Accessibility Zoom feature disabled on Firefox (which doesn't support this feature)
No way to clear a language cache until download completed
Map background not covering entire screen when clicked to view on iOS8
Map not centered when clicked to view in iOS 8 & 9
Alert messages don't appear in selected UI language
Cannot select side menu options using a keyboard
Cannot select verses using a keyboard
Native mobile sharing bypassed verse limits
Verses cannot be selected when verseflow is on in iOS 9
Chapters from protected Bibles can display incorrectly when offline
Web app forced to landscape when installed on some mobile devices
History not being properly retained across sessions
Download successfully completed message displayed when download stops because of errors
Unnecessary screen re-painting during chapter switching
Using browser navigation when verses selected disrupts select control
Marginal reference counters don't loop around when reaching 'z' (fixed, but only supported on a few browsers at present)
Maps not centered in lightbox display when Accessibility zoom feature is in use
Search button can overflow out of view on small screens when Accessibility zoom feature is in use
Scripture versions don't show as downloaded after screen refresh
Settings switches can some times get out of step with the actual settings
Odd search chip behavior under some circumstances - won't add previously searched words
Accessibility sample text takes up too much space on small screens
Verse selection/deselection slow on some mobile devices
Poor indication of download progress on large Bibles
Double download/clear confirmation messages
Tab order incorrect on side menu
Offline icon flashes briefly when switching Bibles
Keep awake function not working on some browsers
Splash popup cannot be dismissed with keyboard
Navigating to a verse reference does not always scroll to, and focus, that verse
Scroll to verse does not work if in currently displayed chapter
Referenced verse loses focus if first run on device
Swiping in from right to see Main menu doesn't work until first opened using icon
Switching verseflow setting on, shifts chapter contents right so that they are no longer centered
Side menu settings labels have wrong mouse pointer type on some devices
Verse highlighting when selected overflows too far when small font sizes used
Accessibility Scaling header not left aligned
Accessibility audio switch labels are always grayed as if disabled
Accessibility sample text can have a verse 0 label
Accessibility sample text border color not same as sample text label
Some mobile devices not losing gray background to navigation buttons when tapped
Swiping left/right on Versions popup list doesn't always switch between all/recent
Search chip frequency images not being pre-cached
Search button can go white when tapped on some mobile devices
'Go to top' icon appears below text copyright message, not above
Focused verse outline being cut off on left/right sides on some mobile devices
Hyperlink color too light for good contrast
Background color of buttons on hover not always consistent
Button focus outline color clashes with background color of Select Menu
Hidden tab stops in header (except when in Select mode)
Side menu does not auto focus to first option, when opened
Maps can overflow screen on mobile devices in landscape mode
Side menu Settings dropdown arrow not positioned correctly on old versions of Safari
No robots.txt file available to web crawlers
Selected verse outline can include paragraph space
Side menu title does not left align with side menu options
Popup panels can get very long (and blank) during keyboard input on iOS 9
Side menu "Interface language" label has too large line spacing
Unhandled error importing script when run offline
Cannot close side menu with escape key
Keep awake feature can lead to extraneous noise on Firefox when running in Private window
Chapter loading bar not visible on smaller screen devices if scrolled down
Re-downloading Bible after error treated as a download cancel request
Not recalculating % downloaded following a download request
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