Thursday, December 31, 2009

International Conference on Computing and Mission (ICCM)

The International Conference on Computing and Mission (ICCM-Europe) takes place in the Netherlands 10-13 March, 2010.

'Engineering and Theology' matches 'Computing and Mission'.

I have therefore just booked to attend.

I hope to have opportunities to share information about Go Bible for mobile phones.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Go Bible for Android phones

Yesterday I discovered that it is possible to convert any Java ME application to an Android package file APK, using a free online converter called GetAPK.

One of my colleagues has tested this for a few Go Bible applications in a number of different languages, with a considerable degree of success. He wrote,
It's not perfect, it sometimes hangs if you run multiple copies of the program at once, the font is rather cruddy, but it does work. You need to install the J2ME Runner application on the phone but the program prompts you when you don't have it. The small icon compared to the normal sized Android icon is a minor issue.
I have therefore converted the KJV Go Bible to KJV.APK for the benefit of a wider number of potential users. This is a useful interim solution for getting free Bibles onto Android phones.

Depending on further feedback, I hope to convert a few more Go Bibles in the same way, and make them available for download from shared folders in my account. These programs will all be unsupported software, provided on an "as is" basis, as a "stop-gap" measure for Android users. I myself don't yet have an Android mobile phone.

Meanwhile, there is nothing to stop you using GetAPK to convert Go Bible applications by yourself.......

David Haslam
CrossWire Go Bible project leader

Thursday, September 24, 2009

About Stephen Denne


This post is to introduce myself, Stephen Denne.

I'm a husband, and a father of two young children.

My goal is to increasingly know God and make God known. I've been a software developer for many years, and involved to various degrees in a number of bible software products, helping to make God known. My main areas of software expertise would be in compression, conversion, searching, and catering for small form factor PDAs and mobiles.

2009 has been a year of changes so far for me - moving to Christchurch New Zealand (from Wellington), buying a nice house in Christchurch, moving again, into that house, and finding a church.

In amongst those changes, I've started adapting the GoBible Creator to be able to create GoBible applications from the bible modules of The SWORD Project. After starting that task, I discovered that over five years ago I'd suggested that someone create such an application.

That makes me think that maybe it took me five years to listen to God, regarding the option of helping with GoBible myself, and that having good ideas may be God saying you can be the one to bring that idea into existence.

What good ideas has God given you?

Monday, September 21, 2009 announces Welsh Go Bible

I am happy to report today's announcement at of the Go Bible application of the colloquial Welsh translation of the New Testament by Arfon Jones. This can be downloaded by visiting this site:

This transation is copyright Gobaith i Gymru / Hope for Wales.

The CrossWire Bible Society has been granted permission to distribute this translation, and it is already available as a SWORD module in the CrossWire beta repository.

Work on translating the Old Testament into modern Welsh is continuing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Hi Everyone,

I'm excited to be getting involved in the Go Bible Project. I'm a Learning Technologies Specialist and Sr. Software Engineer with Mission Aviation Fellowship, Learning Technologies.

I'm particularly interested in orality and mobile learning. Check out my Celuversity presentation.

There more info about us at We also maintain a blog and occasionally put out a podcast.