In recent months, we have had trouble with the server that hosted this site, both in terms of security and in terms of customer service (to us). As a result, there were times at which the app was not able to download breviary texts. We have therefore moved the site to a new server, which should be more secure and more reliable.
Breviarium Meum has been chosen as one of five finalists in About.com’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, in the category Best Catholic iOS App. Until March 19, you can cast your vote for our app here. You are permitted (and encouraged) to vote once a day (more precisely, 24 hours must pass between one vote and the next).
Breviarium Meum 1.1 is now available in the App Store. The changes are mainly internal, regarding the part of the app that is shared with the new iPad version. There are also a few minor bug fixes and additions to the app.
Apart from the updates to the app, the breviary texts are constantly improving. There are corrections every week, and sometimes more than once a week, as typos or other errors are discovered. The great majority of these errors are minor typos. However, if you see a significant error, especially in the Latin text of the breviary, clear the cache and download again, because we may have already corrected it. If the error remains, contact us.
Most of the development work done for Breviarium Meum regards the server rather than the app. The former usually receives some update every week, and sometimes even more often, mostly to correct minor errors in the breviary text. Now, however, the time has come for a new version of the app. Breviarium Meum 1.2 has been released for use on the iPhone and iPod touch, and Breviarium Meum HD 1.2 for use on the iPad.
Besides bug fixes and support for the latest iPhone and iPad, there are also a few enhancements, including the following additions to the orationes:
- the blessings for a crucifix, miraculous medal, medal of St. Benedict, and the rite of imposition of the brown scapular;
- the vesting prayers before mass for priests; and
- the much requested prayers before and after the divine office.
A new feature requested by several users is the ability to access yesterday's office. You will find it just above today's office in the list of hours.
Laszlo Kiss, the creator of divinumofficium.com, died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home on July 11, 2011. He was a few days short of his 73rd birthday.
If I had not been able to build on his work, Breviarium Meum might still be under development. I owe him a debt of gratitude and I am not alone. Please say a prayer or have Mass offered for the repose of his soul.