Bible SuperSearch

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. - Jesus Christ, John 5:39

Beta API Released, Update on Version 4.0 Work

We are excited to announce the beta release of a webservice API for Bible SuperSearch.

We have been working to completely rebuild the software from the ground up into modern PHP and JavaScript frameworks.

This API is the first release of this work.  The API has been built using the Laravel framework, and has most, if not all, of the current (v 2.2) functionality.  It also features a fully optimized verse proximity search algorithm.  The future 4.0 release will incorporate unreleased v3.0 (“Bible SuperSearch Pro”) functionality, along with completely new features.

These features will include:

  • Brand new, streamlined frontend built with Enyo JS
  • Italicization of added words
  • Strongs number search
  • Strongs definitions
  • Native plugins for common content management systems (CMS) including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla
  • More options for displaying, copying, and printing text.
  • Embedded Strongs numbers (for selected Bibles)
  • Statistics for a given passage including readability statistics

Our current software installs completely on your website.  While we believe that this decentralized approach is the best way, we also see that this new JavaScript client will be much easier for the less tech savy to install, and they will not have to maintain a database with it.  CMS plugins should make our software plug-and-play for anyone using those CMS’s.  We will also, at some point in the future, release the API server code as well, and encourage others to run the software independent of our website.

Now, that our basic API is ready, we will begin work on designing and building a completely new and modern user interface.  Along with adding new features to the API, we are hoping to have Bible SuperSearch 4.0 released by April 2018 at the latest.

 

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