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Old 05-28-2006, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone please help me create a Bible search plugin for Berry 411?

The site I'm trying to use is http://pda.mobible.org/12/search.htm

However, if I search for GOD I notice the URL changes to pda.mobible.org/cgi-bin/find?find=god&pref=0&lang=12&test=all

The instructions say to put %s in but I don't know if this goes at the beginning or at the end. Can someone give me advise to get this to work?

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Old 05-28-2006, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't get it to work either. The way I think it is supposed to work is:

Edit Plugins -> Enter something like this:
PluginName=http://www.thesite.com/search.php?searchfor=%s

%s is supposedly used as a placeholder for the word you will be searching for.

There are two problems I am having...1) The field is not long enough to hold the entire url you need and 2) It isn't actually putting the search term in place of %s, instead, it is adding ": searchterm" to the end of the url.

In your example, I would have expected this to work correctly, but it does not for the above mentioned reasons:
Bible=http://pda.mobible.org/cgi-bin/find?find=%s&pref=0&lang=12&test=all
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't get it to work either. The way I think it is supposed to work is:

Edit Plugins -> Enter something like this:
PluginName=http://www.thesite.com/search.php?searchfor=%s

%s is supposedly used as a placeholder for the word you will be searching for.

There are two problems I am having...1) The field is not long enough to hold the entire url you need and 2) It isn't actually putting the search term in place of %s, instead, it is adding ": searchterm" to the end of the url.

In your example, I would have expected this to work correctly, but it does not for the above mentioned reasons:
Bible=http://pda.mobible.org/cgi-bin/find?find=%s&pref=0&lang=12&test=all
Thanks, I'm getting closer. I finnally got an error from yhe site instead of 411.

When I use //pda.mobible.org/cgi-bin/find?find=%s as the link I get the same as when I put it in my puter web browser.

As you stated, the field is not long enough for the rest of the parameters.
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Old 05-29-2006, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I added a Bible search plugin using the URL described above; the name is "bible". (e.g. "bible: water")
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I added a Bible search plugin using the URL described above; the name is "bible". (e.g. "bible: water")
YES! WHOOT! Appreciate you my good man!

I normally use Beiks but I can't search it cuz search runs too slow on my BB. Now things have looked up.
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How about one for www.biblegateway.com ? It'd be nice to have an NIV version!
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How about one for www.biblegateway.com ? It'd be nice to have an NIV version!
I personally think Biblegateway is a bit busy for a handheld. They put so much on the screen it's hard to find what you looked for (just my opinion).

What do you think about this site? http://pda.mobible.org/ It does not have a searchable NIV YET but it does have a WEB version. The WEB looks more of a CEV (Contemporary English Version) than NIV. Thoughts?

If you like this site, maybe Phil can do something like

BibleKJV=http://pda.mobible.org/cgi-bin/find?find=%s&pref=0&lang=12&test=all

BibleWEB=http://pda.mobible.org/cgi-bin/find?find=%s&pref=0&lang=0&test=all

If you still want biblegateway, the link would be something like

BibleNIV=http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=%s&qs_version=31

And if you're going to do that then we might as well ask for Amplified

BibleAMP=http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=%s&qs_version=45

and any other version someone may want before we ask Phil to make the entries.
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How about a longer text field length (atleast 255, maybe even longer if it doesn't hurt the programs speed or memory requirements too much) and the exact syntax to use when entering a url in for a plugin since we couldn't figure out how to get it working? This way, you could use whichever one you wanted to.
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Yeah, I definitely agree that Biblegateway is way too busy for a handheld, it's just that I really prefer the NIV version and that's the only one I know of. If you know of a less busy one, do let me know! Maybe we should harass Biblegateway to develop a mobile version of their website... I wonder how difficult that is?

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I personally think Biblegateway is a bit busy for a handheld. They put so much on the screen it's hard to find what you looked for (just my opinion).

What do you think about this site? http://pda.mobible.org/ It does not have a searchable NIV YET but it does have a WEB version. The WEB looks more of a CEV (Contemporary English Version) than NIV. Thoughts?

If you like this site, maybe Phil can do something like

BibleKJV=http://pda.mobible.org/cgi-bin/find?find=%s&pref=0&lang=12&test=all

BibleWEB=http://pda.mobible.org/cgi-bin/find?find=%s&pref=0&lang=0&test=all

If you still want biblegateway, the link would be something like

BibleNIV=http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=%s&qs_version=31

And if you're going to do that then we might as well ask for Amplified

BibleAMP=http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=%s&qs_version=45

and any other version someone may want before we ask Phil to make the entries.
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So what, you guys just sit around reading the bible on your blackberry?

A little weird, no?
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So what, you guys just sit around reading the bible on your blackberry?

A little weird, no?
Not necessarily. Almost on a daily basis I ask God to give me the strength to not smash my device into a million pieces because it's not going fast enough for me
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Not necessarily. Almost on a daily basis I ask God to give me the strength to not smash my device into a million pieces because it's not going fast enough for me

I did that once, my BB exploded three seconds later
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So what, you guys just sit around reading the bible on your blackberry?

A little weird, no?
Why is that a little wierd? I've been "sitting around" reading the Bible on a Pocket PC for years while I'm waiting on someone or in a line somewhere. Or I might read another book, or take a look at a to-do list, or . . . Isn't that what these devices are for? To make life a little simlper?

Or is it the fact that it's the Bible that's wierd to you?
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Why is that a little wierd? I've been "sitting around" reading the Bible on a Pocket PC for years while I'm waiting on someone or in a line somewhere. Or I might read another book, or take a look at a to-do list, or . . . Isn't that what these devices are for? To make life a little simlper?

Or is it the fact that it's the Bible that's wierd to you?

To each his own, I look at porn and gamble, you read the bible..whichever
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