July 23, 2008
Preview of the iPhone Siddur Application
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Update: We submitted this to Apple for review, more details at this page.
As promised, I wanted to give you a preview of the iPhone Siddur application. I got it running on my phone, to test it. The icon was designed by our design and looks like this:
We need to make the "S" capital.
When you load it up by clicking on the icon, it defaults to the actual prayers. You can select the sect (only two right now):
Clicking deeper will then give you the actual options, morning, afternoon, evening, generic brachot, etc and then this is what an actual text looks like:
Yes, you can expand it by using the touch expand feature and you can change to landscape view.
That is all pretty standard stuff. The cool stuff I demo later, but here is a hint:
Siddur is what I showed above. Clicking on "Zmanim" will automatically figure out your location using the GPS tools. It will then figure out the various times you are allowed to say the specific prayers (earliest tallis, earliest teffila, mincha, etc.), automatically. And the "Mizrach" option is basically a compass, it will tell you which way is Jerusalem, so you know which way you should pray. That will come in handy when I go to conferences and I have no idea which way to stand.
I'll be showing off more previews soon, I hope.
Oh, I have a few more features in mind - that I won't be telling you just yet. But they will make this application a must have for all Jewish orthodox iPhone users.