New BibleBox Theme for 2017 – Grace

Another quick theme, not too different from Wheels but just experimenting again with opening the shared document spaces within an iFrame to keep Navigation obvious. Again, I haven’t included the Statistics or Chat features in this theme and it’s intended to be used with h5ai styling installed.

To trial a demo of the theme click this link here – BibleBox-GraceTheme-2017 Demo

To download the theme go to the Downloads section of BibleBox.org

Instructions on copying it to your BibleBox USB are on the How to page of BibleBox.org

Screenshots below:

 

New BibleBox Theme for 2017 – Wheels

After getting a burst of enthusiasm from talking to good mate Pete Higham I jumped in and setup a new theme for the BibleBox.

Titled Wheels-2017, its a simple clean theme designed for use with h5ai styling and mobile devices primarily.

To trial a demo of the theme click this link here – BibleBox-WheelsTheme-2017 Demo

To download the theme go to the Downloads section of BibleBox.org

Instructions on copying it to your BibleBox USB are on the How to page of BibleBox.org

I haven’t included the Statistics or Chat features in this theme. I’m not convinced that the Chat feature is really used and the info from statistics while interesting at first usually becomes less important.

I’m also creating another theme so watch this space.

eDOT – Wifi as Ministry Series

edot BibleBox wifi ministry

The folks at eDOT have recently been sharing about using wifi in ministry.

Its a really good series in four parts, explaining what technology is available, an introduction to some resources which can be used and why using wifi enabled devices can be so impacting for the Kingdom of God in outreach.

Part 4 concludes with “How to setup a BibleBox”.

Links – Wifi as Ministry Part 1   Wifi as Outreach

 

Zipping Audio – Group and Compress Audio files for faster Download

Getting a whole audio NT from a BibleBox typically involves downloading 260 separate files, so it is important to be able to group and compress files for faster download times.

In contexts where a group of users will only have access to the BibleBox signal for some hours, or if they arenꞌt yet highly proficient in downloading files with their phone, like in migrant farm worker housing units in Mexico during evening outreaches, you want to be able to have people download files from your BibleBox as quickly as possible.

7Zipper-2 zipping audio

In situations such as this where you are using a BibleBox, zipping audio files into a single Zip file and offering 7Zipper-2 Android app also as a download from your BibleBox will enable much faster download of large numbers of files.

BibleBox users can then download 7Zipper-2 to their mobile device and install it, then download your zipped files.

Once the zipped file download is complete they will be able to uncompress the zip using the 7Zipper-2 app.

7Zipper-2 zipping audio

Steps:

  1. Compress your groups of files into a single zip file using 7-Zip or whichever Zip utility you have on your computer.
  2. Copy the Zipped file across to your BibleBox shared files location.
  3. Go to http://www.appsapk.com/7zipper-2/ and download the Android app 7Zipper-2
  4. Place this file also onto your BibleBox USB Shared files folder

Tips:

Once a user has downloaded the 7Zipper-2 app APK file, they will need to install that. Some devices have a default security setting where installing “unknown” apps is not allowed. Make sure this is turned off to enable the installation of 7Zipper-2 onto the device.  It can be turned on again after install.

It may also be beneficial to your BibleBox users to have a simple “How to” text document that explains the installation/unzipping process in the BibleBox Shared files folder in their own language.

Thanks to John Edmiston and Allan L for sharing from their BibleBox experience.

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