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Scripture-Centered Foreign Language Learning Apps

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:03 pm
by kjdiederich
I would like to see church-provided apps that employ the scriptures as a medium for foreign language study. I believe this could help missionaries and others in the church who want to better prepare themselves to communicate the gospel message in another language.

For example, I envision an iPhone and/or web app that provides side-by-side, verse by verse reading of the standard works or other important church publication, with vocabulary lists for a given body (book, chapter, verse, etc) showing that actual word-to-word translation as used in that document, vocabulary study lists by frequency for the given body of work, etc.

Such a project would require primarily REST-based access to the scriptures on lds.org. Any advice on how one might go about initiating (or obtaining approval for) such a project on the LDS tech site would be appreciated.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:47 pm
by aebrown
kjdiederich wrote:Such a project would require primarily REST-based access to the scriptures on lds.org. Any advice on how one might go about initiating (or obtaining approval for) such a project on the LDS tech site would be appreciated.


The API you're looking for should be explained in Third-party API for gospel content. I'm not sure what the status of that API is at this point, but the linked article contains an email address where you can ask further questions.