Bible Search API

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  1. Insert API key directly into URL

    Most APIs allow for the insertion directly into the URL string. This would make it easy to use in native iOS apps. As it is today, the use of the API key is complex. I see no examples of how to code this for native iOS apps in Swift 3.0

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    • Create example code to use the API in c#

      It would be great to have official or community supported examples of how to the use the API in C# (.NET). Code samples or reference implementations would optimally cover how to handle authentication, fetching content and complying with the FUMS reporting.

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      • Add german versions of the bible

        So many versions available but not a single one in German!
        Ideally you could integrate Luther 2017 or Schlachter 2000 translations.

        If you would do this, you would be the only service to provide an API for the German Bible

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        • Add RNKSV and NKRV version

          kor-NKRV and kor-RNKSV are available at bibles.org. Could you add these versions into the API. Especially, NKRV is the most popular bible version in Korea. Thanks for your consideration.

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          • Add fra-LSG to API

            fra-LSG access is available at bibles.org. It would be great if it was available through the API as well. Thanks for your consideration.

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            • Allow for full bible downloads

              Allow the developer to download the full bible json/xml by version key instead of by chapter. I think this would make it nicer for offline support of applications.

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              • Fix broken references (eng-GNTD:Zech.4.10b, eng-GNTD:Matt.1.6b, eng-GNTD:Mark.16.9)

                If you walk through verse by verse, the next verse pointer points to these IDs, but they do not exist. If you walk backwards using previous, they are still pointed to, but they do not exist.

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                • Add NABRE

                  Is there API access to the NABRE? Didn't see it in the list. Can it be added?

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                  • Option to retrieve scripture in plain text

                    A plain text option to retrieve text without any tags/xml

                    41 votes
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                    • Include Chapter Headings

                      Include chapter headings in chapter and passage endpoints.

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                      • An option to omit section headings

                        An option to include or omit section headings

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                        • Support for Commercial Apps and Websites

                          Current licensing only allows for non-commercial usage. This feature would support a paid model for use in commercial apps or websites.

                          45 votes
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                          • Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) Support

                            Add headers to support Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for usage from client side javascript..

                            47 votes
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                            • Return results for over-spanned searches

                              If I search "James 1-6”, I should receive James 1-5 (since there is no chapter 6). Currently the API returns nothing.

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                              • 4 votes
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                                • Add NIV (New International Version)

                                  Make NIV version available in the API. Although it would be nice to have free ministry use, open to paying a license fee if needed.

                                  25 votes
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                                  • Option to use default version with verse does not exist in desired version

                                    An option to set a default translation if the verse you are looking
                                    for is not in the translation specified (applies to some verses in the KJV
                                    and the apocrypha)

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Add NKJV (New King James Version)

                                      Make NKJV version available in the API. Although it would be nice to have free ministry use, open to paying a license fee if needed.

                                      25 votes
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                                      • Allow searches by book name

                                        Matt returns book of Matthew.

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                                        • Add NLT (New Living Translation)

                                          Make NLT version available in the API. Although it would be nice to have free ministry use, open to paying a license fee if needed.

                                          21 votes
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