Talmud App for Apple iPad users.

 

This much anticipated Talmud App has been the talk of the Jewish community for almost six months.  After several months of development and countless lines of code, the Schottenstein English Talmud is now available in digital format for Apple iPad users.

ArtScroll Digital Library app  is now available for download in the Apple iTunes App Store.

The ArtScroll Digital Library – Featuring the Schottenstein English Talmud a Wasserman Digital Initiative– is a revolutionary new way to study the Talmud. Ground breaking technology enhances the best selling Schottenstein Talmud – and will allow you to study the Talmud in ways never before possible.

New features like Page-Syncing, Place Tracking, Page Fusion, Floating-translation, Quick-Scroll, resizable text, automatic-delivery, subscriptions – will transform your learning experience.

Features have been added for all types of  Talmud students from beginner (English only translation) to the advanced (enhancements to the Vilna page)

Working on this app with ArtScroll may be one of the most meaningful projects we have worked on in a long time,” said Barry Schwartz, the CEO of  RustyBrick. He added, “taking 2,000 years of content and bringing it to life through Apple technology will change the lives of so many people. This will change how adults and children learn; it is really a revolution in the Jewish world. The most exciting part, this first release is just the beginning. What we have planned for future releases will amaze you.

Ronnie Schwartz, RustyBrick’s CTO said “RustyBrick’s designers, developers, security engineers and system admin’s really went all out on this app.” “Mayer Pasternak and the entire ArtScroll Technology Team really did a fantastic job describing the entire Talmud and it’s interlinkages into the XML structure we use in the app,” Ronnie added. In terms of the complexity of the project, Ronnie explained “there were so many parts of the puzzle that made this a truly extraordinary challenge: Usability, Typography, Security, Web Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Localization and of course Torah!”

Description (AppStore):

Feature list

  • Learn anywhere! Even without being connected to the internet for daily use
  • You Automatically get the first 7 Blatt/Daf of Berachos when you install this FREE app.

Multiple view options

  • Study in the same familiar format as the printed edition
  • Full Screen Translation or Vilna Crystal Page Layout
  • Split Screen Translation and Vilna View
  • New English-Only Translation View
  • New Hebrew-Only Schottenstein View
  • Reflowable Vilna Page with Rashi and Tosafos in block letters
  • Dynamic Grey Bar shows you the section being translated
  • Innovative Place Tracking – shows you the exact place on the facing page – so you will never lose your place, and you will immediately know where you are up to
  • The new Hybrid page will allow you to study directly on the classic Vilna page – with popups that can be configured to show you the translation, notes, and commentaries without leaving the Vilna page.
  • Resize the text to 250% and Zoom in on the Vilna page

Purchasing options

  • Buy a complete volume (now available: Berachos I and II, Shabbos I-IV, more: September 2012 – May 2013)
  • Buy a single Daf – only need one page on the run or for school?  Now you can buy a  just single Daf.
  • Daf Yomi subscription – sign up to get automatic access to a month’s worth of Daf  Yomi content and have those pages automatically added permanantly to your library. Subscription automatically renews every month.  No need to go back to the store.  The Daf  Yomi content is downloaded automatically when you launch the app and are connected to a network – $9.99 a month – this not a rental – this is a now purchase.  See notes below for more terms.

Enhancements to the classic Vilna page 

  • Click on any phrase and the corresponding Rashi, Tosafos, Mosaf Rashi, Ein Mishpat, Masores Hashas and more will instantly highlight
  • Click on a Rashi and it will show you the corresponding place within the Vilna text
  • Popovers can be configured to show you all the Rashi, Tosafos, and Mosaf  Rashi, Ein Mishpat, Mesores Hashas, etc. that are related to that phrase

General enhancements

  • Looks just like the printed book including the binding – so you can see if you are on side “a” or “b.” You can even turn the page-edge “binding” off if you wish Statement types – now you can show if each section is a Statement, Question, Answer, Inquiry or Proof.

Requirements

  • iPad – recommended iPad 2 or the New iPad due to the intense processing requirements for the interactive Vilna page
  • The entire Talmud when complete will fit in under 3 GB so any iPad will work
  • An Apple ID is required to get additional content
  • Downloads and automatic updates require an active WiFi or cellular data connection

Daf Yomi subscription notes

  • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
  • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
  • Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same $9.99 price
  • Subscriptions may be managed by you, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase
  • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
  • Terms of  Service:  http://www.artscroll.com/appsupport; Privacy Policy:http://www.artscroll.com/privacy.html

App:  ArtScroll Digital Library  by  ArtScroll Mesorah Publications

CompatibleiPad only
Category: Books
Released:  July 27, 2012
Publisher: Mesorah Publications
Price: Free  (get app)


 

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