Thursday, June 8, 2017

Verse Tracker Quick Fix

Project Status: App Developers Notified


The App

First off let me start by saying the YouVersion Bible App is awesome. If you haven't checked it out you should, it's free and one of the best out there. Don't worry, they don't pay me to say that, I am not affiliated with them, just a user and these are my opinions.

The Bug

Okay so bug might not actually be he correct term here, it's more of a quirkiness. As you may have noticed there is a new feature that has been recently added, namely the Verse Tracker, which you can read more about here if you like.

As you can see in the GIF on this page the verse tracker marks the current verse being read aloud while using the app. The slight issue is that this marker (as of version 7.5.3) does not take into account the added space for footnotes when a user decides to expand the footnote.

When a footnote is expanded the marker no longer highlights the entire verse. It also tends to get a bit confused if you open and close footnotes while the audio is playing. It's even possible to make it appear to jump backwards to a previous verse in the chapter even though the audio plays continuously without interruption.

Example

Here is a quick YouTube video to show you what I am talking about. Sorry, but there is no audio of the verses being read aloud due to copyright restrictions.


Summary

I mean no disrespect to the YouVersion Bible app, hopefully this is not taken that way. If you don't have the Verse Tracker feature described here be sure to update your app, take note that it won't actually be available for every version of the Bible because not every version includes audio playback. I'm sure this will be cleared up very soon, those guys/gals are pretty on top of things over there. Until then, everyone enjoy the app and a big shout out to the dev team for making a super awesome app.