iSiloX and wol.jw.org
First let me say how much I and other Jehovah's Witnesses appreciate the adding of unlocked ePub as a source format for use in iSiloX. It has allowed many using older devices to take advantage of the ePubs of our books and magazines now available on http://www.jw.org , our official website.
Are you are aware many Jehovah's Witnesses have purchased iSilo over the years on a number of platforms in order to use the iSilo formatted WtPubs files.
These are a set of files produced yearly based on the content of the official Watchtower Library for Windows. While the cd-rom was available in over 30 languages, (now over 40), WtPub was only created in a small number of languages. At its height around 12 languages.
About a year ago Jehovah's Witnesses using one of it's corporate entities, The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, launched a new version of The Watchtower Library, entirely web-based at www.wol.jw.org
While not as complete as the CD-ROM edition, it was at it's start last June, available in 39 languages. Today it is available in 97 languages.
Many iSilo users have tried to figure out how to get iSiloX to work with wol.jw.org
Frankly I am not sure if we are not configuring iSiloX correctly, or not allowing it enough time to work, or if the structure of wol.jw.org is not compatible with the expectations of iSiloX for a website.
I would like to encourage you to browse the wol.jw.org site. If it is that we are not configuring it correctly or not allowing it enough time to work, a post somewhere would be most useful. If however it is not compatible with the expectations of iSiloX for a website, perhaps it is possible that iSiloX could be updated to work with wol.jw.org
This is doable since at least one iPhone app, Equipd, is available that does nothing except download material off www.wol.jw.org for later offline use.
Equipd is however only useful on the iOS platform. One of the best things about iSilo has always been the number of devices you support.
While you have not in the past charged for iSiloX if the changes needed to work with wol.jw.org are going to consume a lot of your time, you might consider offering a wol.jw.org compatible version as a paid for product. You could fund development by taking pre-orders and make it clear that if enough pre-orders are not received you will not be able to undertake the project.
Thus you would have two versions of iSiloX available, the standard one, still free, and a paid one that would work with wol.jw.org
Last edited by patrickwest; 06-20-2013 at 06:45 PM.
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