Buddha Vacana

Buddha Vacana

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+ By Shi Chuan Guan

If you find a bug or want to suggest a feature, please post it on reddit here http://www.reddit.com/r/buddhavacana/ or email me wakeupnow@gmail.com

*** About the App ***
Buddha Vacana is a daily readings app that automatically bring a verse of the Buddha’s teachings to you daily on your Android tablets / phones, facebook, PC and other supported devices.

This app is provided free for the benefit of all sentient beings, so please use it and share it!

This app is developed by myself, so if it makes you happy or sad, or it improved your life or caused your doggie to have sleepless nights, I want to know!

No robots, cyborgs or gooses were harmed during the development of this app!

Pondering kindly is ezi!

*** Info ***

'Buddha Vacana' means the Words of the Buddha. It started off with the set of verses from the book Buddha Vacana: Sacred Literature of Buddhism and now offers other books for download.

*** New ***
1.1.4 - 25 Aug 2012
New: Light theme and colors
Fix: Settings not saved
Fix: Alarm still trigger even when disabled
Fix: Autostart rewritten as a service. Certain task killer apps may aggressively close apps, and cause the autostart feature to be disabled. If affected, please exclude this app for closing by Task Killers.
KIV: Pinch-zoom for Verses
New: Option to disable Tips popup display
New: Options page rewritten to use standard Android Preference Activity
New: Info page popup dialog
New: Info page contains links to web site and email for support and feedback
New: Book Selections
Fix: App giving notifications when notifications turned off in options menu.
Mod: Options page UI
Add: Font size selection
Add: Today and Random verse option
Add: App signature in verse sharing
* Verse references
* Verse sharing
* Menu options

*** Features ***
* 365 verses from the Pali Canon and post-canonical Buddhist texts.
* Date selectable to browse and read.
* Soothing bell chime on startup of app to remind you to come back to the moment, to your breath.
* Daily verse reminder at user preset time.

*** Acknowledgements ***

Special thanks to Bhante Dhammaratana and the Buddhist Library, for the kind guidance and support these few years, through which I'm able to share the Dharma and write this android app. Thank you! :)

The original book Buddha Vacana was compiled by Venerable S. Dhammika and was published by the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society.

Transcribing of the book was done by group leaders of Camp Nirvana Singapore (CNS1996) organised by Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society (NTUBS) in 1996.

Android version was developed using (free open-source) Eclipse tools and Google Android SDK. Testing done on Dell Streak 5 (Android 2.2.2) made available through 'angbao' funds.

The first version "Digital Buddha Vacana" was written in 1996 for the Windows platform using MSVC from Industrial Attachment days (Internship), and later updated using MSVC6.0 from workplace. Works on Win9x, WinNT, Win2k, WinXP, WinVista and Win7.

Facebook port was developed using notepad++ and other text editor. DBV app for facebook runs on www.buddhavacana.net

Please visit www.buddhavacana.net for support of more platforms.

Development and testing for various platforms was done on emulators or devices given by donors.

Buddhism, buddhist, Dhamma

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Recently changed in this version

1.1.4 - 25 Aug 2012\n
New: Light theme and colors
Fix: Settings not saved
Fix: Alarm still trigger even when disabled
Fix: Autostart rewritten as a service. Certain task killer apps may aggressively close apps, and cause the autostart feature to be disabled. If affected, please exclude this app for closing by Task Killers.

1.1.3 - 07 Aug 2012
Fix: Crashes
KIV: Pinch-zoom
Apologies for the previous crashy release.
Note to self: Never release a new build just before a three month retreat!


Comments and ratings for Buddha Vacana
  • (75 stars)

    by Grace Ong on 08/06/2014

    Fun and friendly this app comes right up with Buddha insights verses quotes definitely an app not to be missed!

  • (75 stars)

    by Eknath Donn Koh Yong Seng on 16/05/2014

    Thank you for such an excellent app. The source of the teachings are indicated and I think that is important not like some which just quote as Buddha. Thanks.

  • (75 stars)

    by Karen Hong on 03/04/2014

    Upgraded 2 gen up onto new phone.This is the first favourite app to follow me. Karuna

  • (75 stars)

    by jagadish p on 01/04/2014

    Great app. Like the dong sound

  • (75 stars)

    by Aaron Callinan on 07/12/2013

    Great start to every day

  • (75 stars)

    by Marie Upchurch on 19/11/2013

    This app was my first introduction to buddhism and it is nice tht some1 from my standpoint can understand it. I've had thus app for months and I've never read the same thing twice. Thank you guys for this.

  • (75 stars)

    by Mansyur Kho on 22/09/2013

    Enlightening