View Full Version : Olivetree Bible Reader on a 7in slate


Prince Hal
12-02-2010, 10:52 AM
Has anyone (or could someone) loaded Olivetree's Bible Reader for Android onto a 7 inch android slate, such as the Archos or Velocity Cruz?

I would be dead interested to see if it will fill the whole screen and how responsive it is.

I have an iTouch for Bible reading, but at 3.5inches, the screen could be bigger. I also have a Kindle, but without a touchscreen, navigation is poor.

So, does a slate work. I am thinking Olivetree since they have such a widerange of materials, protestant, catholic, hebrew, greek, that I do not see elsewhere (and apart from that I have already bought these products).

If anyone would be willing to make the attempt to load up OliveTree and post some pictures, I would be grateful (my birthday in a few days, and I am sure I can swing $250-ish from the wife for such a dear and helpful husband).

PS: How does the Kindle app work on a 7inch screen - this might be an alternative to Olivetree?

Many thanks,

Hal.:thanks:

speedtouch
12-02-2010, 12:04 PM
I'll try this for you tonight or over the weekend on my PocketBook IQ. I have heard the Kindle app works great on a 7" screen like the IQ. I don't know because I haven't used it personally.

Prince Hal
12-05-2010, 11:19 AM
I'll try this for you tonight or over the weekend on my PocketBook IQ. I have heard the Kindle app works great on a 7" screen like the IQ. I don't know because I haven't used it personally.

That will be a great help. SCION tried it on a jailbroken NookColor. The app loaded but looks as if she could not then get any of the Bible files to work/load. Perhaps the openers of the IQ will do it. Thanks for your help. I will wait before I purchase something until your experiment.

Very grateful, Hal.

DixieGal
12-05-2010, 11:25 AM
I use it on my iPad, and it is perfect. I tried bunches of electronic Bibles on different devices over the past few years, but they were never very good. Olive Tree for iPad is easy to navigate, fast, big font, and very user friendly. I hope for you that the Android version works just as well.

speedtouch
12-05-2010, 12:18 PM
Well, I got the app installed on my IQ just fine. The app launches just fine, but I can't find the King James Bible that was supposed to be included with the Olivetree Bible Reader. Weird.

Prince Hal
12-05-2010, 12:30 PM
Well, I got the app installed on my IQ just fine. The app launches just fine, but I can't find the King James Bible that was supposed to be included with the Olivetree Bible Reader. Weird.

Thanks for trying that. It must be loading the KJV into a folder that it then doesn't recognise. Mmm... What do you think? A hopeless cause? This would have been perfect if it had worked.

I have written to CadreBible to see if they will be producing the Bible that I use for their program. It works on an Archos 70 - just doesn't have my Bible for it.

Thanks again for your help. It is much appreciate.

Hal.

HarryT
12-05-2010, 01:03 PM
Thanks for trying that. It must be loading the KJV into a folder that it then doesn't recognise. Mmm... What do you think? A hopeless cause? This would have been perfect if it had worked.


The iPad version of the OliveTree app has a facility for importing content from your OliveTree account. Does the Android version also have that capability? If so, that might be a way of getting your Bibles into it

wheatfree
12-05-2010, 01:32 PM
I loaded the free KJV version on my Novel. It ran fine. Loaded straight to Genesis 1:1.

I'm running a custom firmware on my Novel, so I checked to see where it loaded the files. It created a folder at sdcard/OliveTree to store the Bible files. On my Novel, the sdcard is the internal card, not the external card.

The default font is pretty tiny on the 7" screen. I had to go into settings and raise the font size. Other than that, it loads and works fine, so far.

Prince Hal
12-05-2010, 02:41 PM
I loaded the free KJV version on my Novel. It ran fine. Loaded straight to Genesis 1:1.

I'm running a custom firmware on my Novel, so I checked to see where it loaded the files. It created a folder at sdcard/OliveTree to store the Bible files. On my Novel, the sdcard is the internal card, not the external card.

The default font is pretty tiny on the 7" screen. I had to go into settings and raise the font size. Other than that, it loads and works fine, so far.

Aren't these forums great! I do not know personally any of you but you have been so willing to take time to help me.

Now I have another option

Hal.

speedtouch
12-05-2010, 02:52 PM
Thanks for trying that. It must be loading the KJV into a folder that it then doesn't recognise. Mmm... What do you think? A hopeless cause? This would have been perfect if it had worked.

I have written to CadreBible to see if they will be producing the Bible that I use for their program. It works on an Archos 70 - just doesn't have my Bible for it.

Thanks again for your help. It is much appreciate.

Hal.

You're welcome, it's no trouble at all.I looked through the file system to see if it created a folder on my IQ. I could find nothing related to Olivetree. I couldn't even find the KJV Bible. Maybe with further firmware updates on my IQ I could get Olivetree working. I don't know. However, it does appear to be able to connect to the online Olivetree Bookshelf. I'm not sure what that is, but it might work the way HarryT mentioned.

The IQ is currently running Android 2.0 which might be causing the issue. I wish I knew.

HarryT
12-05-2010, 03:43 PM
You're welcome, it's no trouble at all.I looked through the file system to see if it created a folder on my IQ. I could find nothing related to Olivetree. I couldn't even find the KJV Bible. Maybe with further firmware updates on my IQ I could get Olivetree working. I don't know. However, it does appear to be able to connect to the online Olivetree Bookshelf. I'm not sure what that is, but it might work the way HarryT mentioned.


The Olivetree bookshelf is a "bookshelf" of all your Bibles (and other stuff) on the Olivetree website. It can include both paid-for and free items. All you have to do in the iPad app is give it your login credentials for the Olivetree website and it presents you with a list of all the items you've got on your bookshelf at Olivetree, with a button alongside each one to transfer it to the iPad.

Phogg
12-05-2010, 07:59 PM
Is there a set of Bible atlases for android from Olive tree? I've been looking for such to use on my Streak.

SCION
12-05-2010, 09:45 PM
Is there a set of Bible atlases for android from Olive tree? I've been looking for such to use on my Streak.

http://www.olivetree.com/store/product.php?productid=17417

http://www.olivetree.com/store/product.php?productid=17453

There are samples located within "Free Items".

Phogg
12-06-2010, 08:25 PM
Thank you Scion.

speedtouch
12-10-2010, 06:11 PM
Good news! With the new v2.0.3 firmware on the IQ, OliveTree now works! I just tried it tonight and it works pretty well. It's slow when scrolling through the Bible vertically, but if you want to go directly to a Book, Chapter, and Verse, things go a lot more smoothly. Hal, take a serious look at the IQ again.

Prince Hal
12-12-2010, 02:28 PM
Good news! With the new v2.0.3 firmware on the IQ, OliveTree now works! I just tried it tonight and it works pretty well. It's slow when scrolling through the Bible vertically, but if you want to go directly to a Book, Chapter, and Verse, things go a lot more smoothly. Hal, take a serious look at the IQ again.

Thanks for the post. I tried a Velocity Cruz Reader. I have posted it elsewhere on the forum. Unfortunately the screen just was not clear enough for reading on. I fear the PocketBook IQ will be of similar quality. This might not be for me.

I will hold off, and maybe the NookColor will be the choice die to the better screen.

Many thanks the PBIQ does look good however.

Hal.

soondai
12-12-2010, 03:21 PM
the IQ, Cruz, and Pandigital Novel aren't just similar, they are the same hadware. If you don't like one of their screens, you won't like the others.

pphilipp
01-16-2011, 07:30 AM
Olivetree works quite well on my 8" Android... but after trying-out about ten Bibles, it isn't at the top of my list. For some reason they have not offered the same features and quality which they are known for on other platforms. It's not a bad app, but if you are accustomed to Olivetree on other platforms, you might be disappointed in it.

Prince Hal
01-16-2011, 08:55 AM
Olivetree works quite well on my 8" Android... but after trying-out about ten Bibles, it isn't at the top of my list. For some reason they have not offered the same features and quality which they are known for on other platforms. It's not a bad app, but if you are accustomed to Olivetree on other platforms, you might be disappointed in it.

Agreed. Cadrebible is much better. But Olivetree are working on Biblereader 5 for Android, which promises to be much better. Currently the fonts offered in Biblereader 4 are poor and the hyperlink touch spots are hard to locate on the NC. Not a pleasant experience.

Laridian and Logos are working on new versions also.

Thanks for the post.

Hal.

thafrogggg
01-17-2011, 12:39 AM
I have a 10" android tablet and currently use the Olivetree software.

It works fine, but I am waiting for Laridian to get their android software out the door. I used their software back when I had my Sony Clie palm device and loved it. I have not found any other software for android that can match it, that does not mean it is not out there; I just have not found it.

I do not have the users manual in front of me right now, but I think that you may need to have a SD card recognized (either internal like wheatfree has, or a regular plug in external slot) in order to properly store and retrieve the bibles, but again, I am only making a "best guess".

pphilipp
01-17-2011, 09:59 AM
I have a 10" android tablet and currently use the Olivetree software.

It works fine, but I am waiting for Laridian to get their android software out the door. I used their software back when I had my Sony Clie palm device and loved it. I have not found any other software for android that can match it, that does not mean it is not out there; I just have not found it.


I totally agree with your statement. Totally.

But I have found the best alternative to Laridian, which I'm using while waiting for their release. It's a free app called "BibleScope". It offers two viewing panes for cross-reference study, plus it also allows Strongs references to pop-up over the second pane. It operates quite well on my Android tablet.

thafrogggg
01-21-2011, 05:37 AM
Biblescope looks interesting, but can not find it for free on the google market. Did you get it from there?

exscentric
01-21-2011, 12:47 PM
Unless I missed something it is one book at a time, not like the pocket pc version that allows multiple windows. Works well as does Cadre on the pandigital novel.

Have had both working on a smartq v5 as well if anyone might have one and need to know.

My son uses Cadre on an Archos 7 as well.

pphilipp
03-17-2011, 09:21 AM
(NOTE: I have also posted this in another forum, but felt it was just as appropriate and beneficial here.)

I now have a new champ Bible app which I use most of the time. It is AndBible (Android Bible).
I also have it installed on my HTC phone. This is the only app I've ever tried which seems to work better on my tablet than on the phone!
One beauty of this app is it's apparent simplicity which in actuality offers quite a bit of power. It offers the one screen/window where your Bible text displays, but in the upper right corner you have two buttons which offer other Bible versions on one and Commentaries on the other. Tapping either button allows an instantaneous scrolling between all the Bibles or Commentaries you have installed. It's so much quicker and easier than the offering from OliveBible.

tomereader
03-18-2011, 08:58 PM
My neighbor was just asking me about ereaders yesterday, and her intention was to find something for mostly reading the Bible....

So this thread was very informative, she is kind of leaning towards a kindle, though I told her if I could do it again I would have gone with an android slate instead of the dedicated ereader route...

Anyway I started to look up links to go with the apps mentioned in this thread and tacked on stuff that popped up along the way plus some screensavers and trivia that a co-worker had me find for her years ago so thought someone could use the links:

Mobilize your Bible Study with Olive Tree's BibleReader
http://www.olivetree.com/

Bible study online
http://biblia.com/

Christian Home Library
http://www.logos.com/basepackages

The ESV Study Bible
http://www.esvstudybible.org/

PocketBible for Windows Mobile
http://www.laridiansales.com/order/productpages/PBWM4001.asp

AndBible Bible Software to run on Android mobiles
http://code.google.com/p/and-bible/downloads/detail?name=AndBible-0.2.01.apk

BibleScope is an app that allows you to read and study God's WordBuilt for the
Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android devices
http://www.biblescopeapp.com/

Take your Bible reference library with you on your mobile device, or enhance your
study at home or work with PocketBible for Windows.
http://www.laridian.com/

CadreBible is a feature rich off-line Bible Study Tool for the ANDROID™ platform
http://cadrebible.com/

Get the #1 rated and ranked Bible App for FREE (iPad)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible/id282935706?mt=8

Kindle Bible - The Holy Bible Formatted for the Amazon Kindle [Kindle Edition]
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Bible-Formatted-Amazon-ebook/dp/B0032UYGE6

Holy Bible (NIV) [Kindle Edition]
http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-NIV-ebook/dp/B000FC2KBU

Kindle Bible (KJV) (best navigation with Direct Verse Jump; paragraphed) [Kindle Edition] http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-navigation-Direct-paragraphed-ebook/dp/B0030T1DPY

Holy Bible: New American Standard Bible (NASB) [Kindle Edition]
http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-American-Standard-ebook/dp/B00136D39U

Strong's Dictionary of the Bible. Greek and Hebrew [Kindle Edition]
http://www.amazon.com/Strongs-Dictionary-Bible-Hebrew-ebook/dp/B00439GNIM/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_1

Holy Bible translator: King James Version Multi Formats
http://ebooks.ebookmall.com/title/holy-bible-king-james-version-ebooks.htm

E-Readers and Bible Study Nook vs Kindle3
http://studiesinscripture.com/e-readers-and-bible-study/

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
http://www.ccel.org/

Carrying a bookshelf of Bibles in your pocket
http://www.teleread.com/chris-meadows/carrying-a-bookshelf-of-bibles-in-your-pocket/

Church of England Readers Resource Categories: Bible
http://www.readers.cofe.anglican.org/resources.php?c1

Ereader Kjv Bible
http://ereader-kjv-bible.fyxm.net/

Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id2.html

Pre-Loaded Devices
ECTACO jetBook e-Book Reader with English Bibles
http://www.amazon.com/ECTACO-jetBook-Reader-English-Bibles/dp/B0017XU2NY

Franklin BIB-475 Electronic parallel KJV and NIV Bible with Holman Bible Dictionary http://www.amazon.com/Franklin-BIB-475-Electronic-parallel-Dictionary/dp/B001E78VAY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3

Royal ATB3 Electronic Audio Bible King James Version with Pullout Keyboard 39130T http://www.amazon.com/Royal-ATB3-Electronic-Audio-Bible/dp/B00388JC8W/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_4

Screen Savers
Frontlets is an inspirational Bible screen saver for Microsoft Windows.
http://www.pc-shareware.com/frontwin.htm

The Bible Scroll Screensaver shows all the verses in the Bible from the King James Version http://www.lakessoftware.com/BibleScroll/BibleScroll.htm

Bible Quizzes
http://www.biblequizzes.com/quest001.htm
Bible trivia, Bible jeopardy
http://www.crossdaily.com/trivia/

edit-> http://www.youversion.com/mobile has many languages and customizable reading plans

Ravensknight
03-19-2011, 08:06 AM
thankyou for all the links. I've just ordered an android tablet, so this many resources, all linked out, to investigate is great...