More audio bibles added

We have just added Romainian NT, Russian OT and Swahili OT and a very good new English bible to our list of audio bibles. That makes our total collection the following:

Language Description Old Test. New Test.
Afrikaans Afrikaanse Bybel X
Arabic العربية X
Bulgarian българската Библията X
German Deutsch X
English ESV – dramatic – Faith comes by hearing X X
English KJV – dramatic – Fire Fighters for Christ X X
English WEB/ASV97 – no music – D. Williams X X
English New KJV – no music X X
Spanish Español X X
Spanish La Fe Viene Por El Oír Nueva Versión Internacional X
Farsi فارسی کتاب مقدس X
Finish Suomen Raamattu X
French Française – Parole de Vie X X
French Canadienne-française – Parole de Vie X
Hindi हिंदी X
Serbo-croatian Srpsko-hrvatski Bibliju X
Italian Italiano X
Hebrew עברית תנך X
South Korean 한국 오디오 드라마 신약 X
Dutch Nederlandse bijbel X
Polish polska biblie X
Portugees Português X X
Romanian Român X
Russian русская библия X X
Swedish Svenska bibel 2000 X X
Swahili Kiswahili X X
Tamil தமிழ் பைபிள் X
Tagalog Tagalog X
Ukraine Українська Біблії X
Urdu اردو بائبل X
Vietnamese Việt Kinh Thánh X
Chinese 粤语华人圣经 — 粵語華人聖經 Cantonese Chinese X
Chinese 普通话华人圣经 — 普通話華人聖經 Mandarin Chinese X

We are forever searching for more audio bibles. Our main source for audio bibles is The Word Project. If you know of any other free audio bibles let us know

CrossConnect goes completely open-source

CrossConnect has had an older version as open-source but now all versions of CrossConnect are open source. You can get the code at

There is a goldmine of code here in cross-connect.

  1. A “Full Text Indexer” FTI that works in the extremely restrictive Windows phone and windows metro environments.
  2. Various hard to find functionality like color pickers, date pickers, etc.
  3. The only C# sword ( file readers.

Added “not” functionality to the “fast search”

In all releases of Cross-Connect I have added the “not” functionality to the fast searching. Now if you put “-” in front of a search word, you will find all verses that don’t have that word.

Example search 1:
+mary +joseph
Will get all verses containing either mary or joseph. It will return far over the maximum limit of 200.

Example search 2:
mary joseph
Will get all verses containing both mary and joseph. It will return about 7 verses.

Example search 3:
mary -joseph
Will get all verses containing mary that also don’t contain joseph. It will return about 39 verses.

Example search 4:
Will get all verses containing mary. It will return about 46 verses which makes sense. It is the sum of the number of verses found in examples 2 and 3.

Example search 5:
Find all verses containing words that are 4 letters long and start with “m” and the third letter is “r”. This will find “mary” and “more” and “mire” and “mark”

Example search 6:
Find all words of any length that start with “mar”. This will find “mary” as well as “married” .

Example search 7:
mar* -jos*
Find all verses containing words of any length that start with “mar” yet in the same verse you can’t have a word starting with “jos”.

“Fast searching” and “Crosswire general books” in Cross Connect

Due to a generous donation from Louis we have been able to add “Fast Searching” and “Crosswire general books” to all versions of Cross Connect(WP7, WP8, RT, Windows 8). These 2 items were the last things missing to make Cross Connect contain everything you could hope for in a Bible App.

Crosswire has over 50 General Books in several languages and new books are added regularly. All of these are available to you for free. More importantly are the 150 bibles in over 50 languages

The “fast searching” means you get instant results for any search of a word or group of words in a bible or book.screenshot_02132013_223838

Window phone 8 (WP8) app is now available

Finally microsoft put Cross-connect for WP8 on the marketplace. You can see and download it by clicking here

Unfortuneately I am still struggeling to get Cross connect WP7 back on the marketplace. A week ago I got a version out but it didn’t work at all! I was of course forced to remove it. Now the version I know works is still going through the microsoft submission process. Hopefully in one more week it will be out.

Cross-Connect is back!! (soon that is)

Due to Micorsoft’s reorganization of thier Windows Phone 7 (WP7) App distribution system, Cross-connect stopped being available in the “Marketplace”. Now I have finally figured out the new system and re-submitted Cross-connect to the Marketplace. It will come in about a week.

But that is only the beginning. I have submitted a release for Windows Phone 8 (WP8) as well!!! There is nothing new in the windows 8 version. Most will find it exactly like the WP7 version although there are some technical differences. Again it will be available in about a week.

Lastly and most importantly, I have completely rewritten Cross-connect to work on Windows 8 also called “Metro” or “Windows Store App”. It is a beautiful program and has improved dramatically on the user interface but users will still recognize it as being the same Cross-connect with all the same features. Since windows 8 is for full size screens there is a lot more space for the user interface making it a lot funner to work with. Again it will be available in about a week but only if you have windows 8 installed in your pc or tablet.

Cross-Connect for Metro (Windows Store App) Windows 8

Cross-Connect for Metro (Windows Store App) Windows 8