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October 4, 2020

Thank you, Steve, for this excellent report about your work. I am excited about the freely available SignWriting Web Components version 0.6.0. I look forward to using them in re-designing our web sites in the future. And I am sure the new Web Components will embed SignWriting into the internet of the future.

And thank you to everyone for your interest in Apps. Steve’s report highlights his specific efforts, which are considerable, towards all formats, which are really needed. 

SignMaker 2017 is like an App, isn’t it? That is wonderful. I didn’t realize that...

Since the title of this message is asking about SignWriting apps - I will post a separate message and post it next, about some of the current Apps that are developed by others - and these Apps are available - the most up-to-date being the SWSW App by Jonathan Duncan.

Thank you again, Steve, for SignMaker 2017 and SignPuddle 2 as well, which are used everyday - The other Apps all access SignPuddle 2. They are used daily by many people.

Some writers are posting over 100 documents in a month written in their sign language, in SignWriting, because of SignPuddle 2.

SignMaker 2017
https://www.signbank.org/signmaker.html <https://www.signbank.org/signmaker.html>

SignPuddle Online
https://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/ <https://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/>



Val ;-)



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> On Oct 4, 2020, at 6:59 AM, Stephen Slevinski <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Hi SignWriting list,
> 
> The SignWriting organization gets many questions privately.
> Our answers are usually informative and helpful.
> Here is a recent anonymized question and my response.
> 
>> Have you considered Signwriting dictionaries, New Testament in app form for Google Play, Apple (iPad, iPhone, MAC) for free?  I have Google Play on my phone & I have a MAC laptop computer.
> 
> SignWriting apps are still in infancy.
> 
> I am currently working on freely available SignWriting Web Components.
> These components will make it easier for other developers to create
> mobile apps, desktop applications, and interactive websites.
> 
> I'll be posting version 0.6.0 of the sgnw-components later today.
> Here's a preview of the technology on the SignWriting Stream.
> https://youtu.be/GhJASYzMP-Y <https://youtu.be/GhJASYzMP-Y>
> 
> The SignWriting organization itself will probably not be publishing apps.
> We lack the funds and the developer time.
> 
> I plan to stay focused on developing the SignWriting Web Components.
> As the components fill out and mature, I believe new apps will start to appear.
> Will someone create a free ASL Bible dictionary app? I hope so.
> 
> When I have a stable version 1.0 available for the SignWriting Web Components,
> I will create a prototype app as a proof of concept.
> I will teach this development stack on the SignWriting Stream.
> 
> My previous attempt at creating an app is usable on the ipad and almost usable on mobile.
> You can view the ASL Bible dictionary with SignMaker 2017.
> https://www.signbank.org/signmaker/#?ui=en&dictionary=ase2 <https://www.signbank.org/signmaker/#?ui=en&dictionary=ase2>
> 
> It is possible to install this on your Mac.
> The source is available on GitHub.
> https://github.com/Slevinski/signmaker <https://github.com/Slevinski/signmaker>
> 
> The dictionary can be downloaded and installed to your local copy of SignMaker.
> Unfortunately, it does not update files automatically.
> Any changes you make are written to the browser's cache.
> It will persist between uses unless you have your computer set to clear cache on close.
> It could be wrapped as an installable app, but is more of a prototype and has issues.
> https://www.signwriting.org/symposium/presentation0049.html <https://www.signwriting.org/symposium/presentation0049.html>
> 
> Regards
> -Steve
> 
> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> https://SteveSlevinski.me <https://steveslevinski.me/>
> 
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