On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Randy Steffens Jr wrote:
I have recently downloaded Verses, having been a previous long time user of Scripture Typer. Verses is already better than ST in many ways, but just wanted to share some things that could make it even better and clearly make ST a less desirable choice.
1: Include references in the games. It is hard to remember the reference otherwise. Have an option to type the Reference at the beginning and at the end of the verse, this makes retaining the reference much easier.
2: I haven't used Verses long enough to fully understand the algorithm for verse review. Could you explain to me how Verses calculates the frequency of review? It would be helpful if there were more regular reviews early on in the history of memorizing a verse, and if also if the automatic setting could manually be overridden when needed.
3: it is very hard to type a verse accurately on the tiny iPhone keyboard. Thus I often accidentally hit the wrong key when I didn't mean to, making it appear that my memory health is worse than it really is. ST helps to mitigate this by accepting as correct any input from a key adjacent to the one that should have been pressed. It would help if this feature could be an option in Verses.
4: there is an exceptional free memory tool called Anki. (www.ankisrs.net) which uses an elaborate spaced repetition algorithm for helping users to remember any information they want. Basically, after reviewing information, you rate how well you remembered it on a scale of 1 (fail) to 4 (very easy). The algorithm then learns your rate of memory so that it can always present information to you just before you are about to forget it. No earlier, so you don't waste time reviewing what you already know, and no later so you don't forget information and waste time relearning it. The Anki algorithm is free, and it would be wonderful if a version of this could be incorporated into Verses. It's backed by a tremendous amount of science and has been shown to dramatically boos the quantity of information one is able to retain, and the speed at which they can learn. I wrote ST about this awhile ago, but they haven't implemented something some let yet. This could be an extremely powerful selling point of Verses and a wonderful addition to an already very promising bible memory tool.
5: Have an option to see verse statistics. Ie how many verses do I know, how well am I retaining them, how many verses have I learned over try past week, month, year, etc.
Thank you and God bless you as you continue making Verses all that it can be.
Randy Steffens II
Thank you to everyone who have submitted suggestions for improvement for Verses's Review system!
We're continuing to improve the review portion of Verses - these are some of our current plans for improvement: