Classic Devotionals: Read them on your mobile device

Classic devotionals on the iPhone Classic devotional: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Read the following Classic Devotionals

These classic devotionals are available on Project Gutenberg and various sites on the Internet. I have compiled these devotionals together into a single site and formatted them for mobile devices using jQuery Mobile. The site should work equally well for both normal phones with Opera Mini, iPhones and Android smartphones.

Classic devotionals on the Opera Mini Classic devotional: Streams in the desert on the Opera Mini

GEMA App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

GEMA App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is now officially released in the Apple AppStore. It’s available for free at the Apple AppStore.

GEMA App in the Apple AppStore

Read through the Bible in 3 years using GEMA. Content is in Bahasa Indonesia.
GEMA is a movement to help Christians read through the whole Bible in 3 years. This daily devotional app in Bahasa Indonesia is created to help GEMA achieve its goal.

GEMA adalah singkatan dari Gerakan Membaca Alkitab, yaitu suatu gerakan untuk menolong jemaat agar bisa membaca seluruh Alkitab dalam setiap jangka waktu tiga tahun. GEMA diterbitkan untuk pertama kali pada tahun 1999 oleh Gereja Kristus Yesus, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sebagaimana namanya, GEMA menekankan bahwa Alkitab harus dibaca oleh semua orang, khususnya orang Kristen. GEMA hanyalah panduan di dalam membaca Alkitab agar pembaca Alkitab dapat dengan teratur membaca Alkitab dan lebih memahami Alkitab. Alkitab adalah firman Allah yang harus dibaca dan direnungkan agar kita bisa mengenal Allah dan isi hati-Nya serta bisa mengenal Yesus Kristus, Juruselamat dan Tuhan kita, sehingga kita memperoleh hidup yang kekal dan bisa menjalani kehidupan sesuai dengan rencana Allah.

Get it for free from the Apple AppStore at
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gema/id492008270.

If you like the app, write a review and give a good rating on the Apple AppStore. And remember to share this post with your iPhone friends. The GEMA app works on iPad and iPod touch too.

GEMA App for Android Phones and Tablets

GEMA App for Android phones and tablets is now officially released in the Android Market. It’s available for free so get it now from the Android Market.

GEMA App in the Android Market

GEMA App Android Screenshots

Read through the Bible in 3 years using GEMA. Content is in Bahasa Indonesia.
GEMA is a movement to help Christians read through the whole Bible in 3 years. This daily devotional app in Bahasa Indonesia is created to help GEMA achieve its goal.

GEMA adalah singkatan dari Gerakan Membaca Alkitab, yaitu suatu gerakan untuk menolong jemaat agar bisa membaca seluruh Alkitab dalam setiap jangka waktu tiga tahun. GEMA diterbitkan untuk pertama kali pada tahun 1999 oleh Gereja Kristus Yesus, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sebagaimana namanya, GEMA menekankan bahwa Alkitab harus dibaca oleh semua orang, khususnya orang Kristen. GEMA hanyalah panduan di dalam membaca Alkitab agar pembaca Alkitab dapat dengan teratur membaca Alkitab dan lebih memahami Alkitab. Alkitab adalah firman Allah yang harus dibaca dan direnungkan agar kita bisa mengenal Allah dan isi hati-Nya serta bisa mengenal Yesus Kristus, Juruselamat dan Tuhan kita, sehingga kita memperoleh hidup yang kekal dan bisa menjalani kehidupan sesuai dengan rencana Allah.

Get it for free from the Android Market at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.taptapstudio.gema.

If you like the app, write a review and give a good rating on the Android Market. And remember to share this post with your Android-loving friends.

GEMA Daily Devotions for the iPad in Bahasa Indonesia and Chinese

My dad got me an Apple iPad during his recent trip to the US. I converted the GEMA daily devotions into epub format and they look really good in iBooks on the iPad. The GEMA devotional epub ebooks were created at MobileBooklet.com.

GEMA Daily Devotional on the Apple iPad iBooks GEMA Daily Devotional on the iPad

Here are the GEMA devotionals by Gereja Kristus Yesus in epub format for July 2010.

Here are the same GEMA daily devotions for your mobile phone in java midlet format.

You can create your favorite daily devotional RSS feed into java midlet for your mobile phone or epub format for reading on your iPad over at http://www.jarss.com or import a RSS feed in MobileBooklet.com.

More screenshots:
GEMA Devotional GEMA Devotional GEMA Devotional in Chinese GEMA Devotional in epub format

How to Install Java Apps on Your Cell Phone, Mobile Phone or Handphone

How do you usually install the mobile daily devotions on your cell phone?
Do you download them directly into your cell phone from this site?
Do you download them into your PC and then transfer over to your phone?
Do you use a PC to phone cable?
Bluetooth?
Infrared?

One of the easiest way to install the mobile devotions into your phone is by downloading them from http://www.fourteenfloor.com/mobile. Just use your phone’s web browser to open the link above and click on the links under the Download section.

If you can’t download the mobile devotions to your phone directly then you’ll need to download it to your PC and transfer it to your phone. Installing a java application on your cell phone this way can be quite challenging, especially if you have never done it before. If you can’t install the mobile daily devotions on your phone, you can’t use them. So, for those of you who wants to use the mobile devotions but don’t know how to install them; I’m collecting a list guides and tutorials on this topic from the Internet just for you.

Here are the guides for Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Nokia phones that I’ve found so far.

Sony Ericsson
HowTo: Install Java J2ME midlets on your mobile phone

How to install a Java game or application onto a Sony Ericsson phone.

Guide to transferring files between your PC and Sony Ericsson phone

How To Install Java Apps and Mobile Booklets on Your Sony Ericsson Phone

How to install a free bible on a mobile phone e.g. Sony Ericsson K530i – J2ME MIDP 1.0 and MIDP 2.0

Motorola
How to install java games & apps on Motorola P2K mobile phones

Comprehensive MIDway Walkthrough/Guide from HowardForums (but with objections from some people in the forum)

How to Install Java Games and Apps via Bluetooth for Motorola V5xx V6xx

For Motorola via data cable

Nokia
How To Install Java Apps and Mobile Booklets on Your Nokia Phone

LG
How do I install my MIDlet application on LG mobile devices?

This list of guides will be updated as I find new ones online. If you have found a guide on installing java apps for mobile devices, do share it with everyone by posting a comment here. You can also send the link to me (victorgoh at fourteenfloor dot com).

Mobile Daily Devotions on the Apple iPhone?

Will the new Apple iPhone be able to run mobile Java applications?

There’s no mention of Java support for the iPhone on Apple’s site. So, the outlook for Java support seems bleak. That’s just sad. The gorgeous iPhone screen would make it great device for reading mobile devotions or the Bible.

If Apple decides to open the iPhone for third party applications, Laridian should come up with something for the Apple iPhone. Laridian has excellent Bible software for the Palm,Pocket PCs, Windows Smartphones, iPods and BlackBerry devices. They are a well known and reputable mobile software company. Hopefully, Apple will allow them to develop Bible software for the Apple iPhone.

The iPhone will only be available in Asia in 2008. That’s a one year wait for me if I decide to get an iPhone as my next cell phone. A lot of things could happen within one year. Hopefully by then, Apple will have included support for mobile java applications on the iPhone and Laridian releases a Bible software for the iPhone.

Gmail Mobile Application: Viewing Attachments

Here’s some more screen shots of Gmail for Mobile Application in action. It handles Word, Excel, PDF and JPEG attachments like a champ!

Excel document formatting doesn’t convert well for display in a mobile phone. The other document types came out pretty impressive.

JPEG attachment

PDF attachment

Word attachment

PowerPoint attachment

Excel attachment

What type of attachments can be viewed in Gmail for Mobile Application? According to Google’s Gmail Help Center “Viewing attachments as HTML is a quick and easy alternative to downloading files. You can view the following types of files as HTML: .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .rtf, .sxw, .sxc, .sxi, .sdw, .sdc, .sdd, and .wml.”

Certificate for Gmail Mobile Application

Seems like a lot of people are getting the error, “Sorry, the Gmail mobile app will not work on your phone. Your phone doesn’t have the appropriate certificate to communicate with Gmail. Try accessing Gmail on your mobile browser at http://m.gmail.com.“ when running Gmail for mobile application.

There’s a link on how to resolve this issue in Google Groups: Gmail for Mobile:- proper certificate for seK700i solved, gmail is working.

I have tried out the steps given there on the Nokia S40 Emulator. Hey! It works!


Screen shot of S40 emulator running Gmail Mobile Application

The certificate required by Gmail Mobile Application is available for download at http://www.verisign.com/support/roots.html. I have extracted the required certificate from the downloaded zip file to make it easier for others to download it.

Here’s a simple guide to get the required certificate to resolve the “Your phone doesn’t have the appropriate certificate to communicate with Gmail“ error.

  1. Download the certificate at http://www.fourteenfloor.com/files/PCA3ss_v4.cer to your PC. (You can try downloading it directly using your mobile phone’s web browser and see if it works. It didn’t on the Nokia S40 emulator.)
  2. Transfer the certificate into your mobile phone.
  3. Start or download Gmail for Mobile Application.