Artscroll / RustyBrick Talmud App Suffern, New York - Monday night, at the Mesorah Dinner, Artscroll announced the "ArtScroll Digital Library." We at RustyBrick are responsible for designing and developing the application software for mobile devices including the Apple iPad & iPhone. We are honored to be working with the premier publisher and seller of Jewish books, Artscroll, to build out this app.

First, we will be starting with the ArtScroll Schottenstein Talmud. The ArtScroll Schottenstein Talmud will revolutionize how the Jewish world learns and studies the Talmud. By combining Artscroll's mastery of design, layout and content with our technical prowess, this application will change the world of Jewish study forever.

Some of the features include:

  • Page Syncing
  • Place Tracking
  • Extra Hand
  • Page Fusion
  • Hybrid Page
  • Floating Translation
  • Quick Scroll
  • Integrated Notes
  • Page Mapping
  • Color Coding
  • Show It To Me
  • Find It For Me
  • Advanced Search
  • Daf Yomi Map
  • Daf Yomi Calendar
  • Automatic Delivery
  • Monthly Subscriptions
  • Resizable Text
  • Notes
  • iPhone, iPad Support

Here is a video demo of what to expect in July 2012.


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About Artscroll
ArtScroll is the official imprint of Mesorah Publications. Based in Brooklyn NY, the company has grown from one small book, a dedicatory printing of Megillas Esther in 1976, to over 1,000 titles in stock today. ArtScroll publishes scholarly and popular works for the Jewish world from a Torah observant perspective. ArtScroll is best known for publishing the monumental, 15-year, 73-volume Schottenstein Edition of the Babylonian Talmud.

About RustyBrick, Inc.
RustyBrick is a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. RustyBrick's Web services include; Web page design, Web development, logo design, e-commerce, mobile Web development, iPhone development, search engine optimization and more. Since 1994, RustyBrick has been creating Web software for businesses and organizations of all kinds.

RustyBrick designs premier iPhone & mobile applications for the Jewish market. They also work with clients such as MTV, Harper HarperCollins, Comedy Central, Harvard University and many more. RustyBrick also designed the most popular Siddur for the iPhone at http://rustybrick.com/siddur and has some of the most popular Jewish apps at http://rustybrick.com/iphone.

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41 COMMENTS

posted by Steven Schwartz on: Jul 27, 2012 05:46pm

This is exciting - I hope that they make an android version.

posted by Menashe Walsh on: Aug 8, 2012 08:01am

the you tube video is no longer available

posted by Ben Rubin on: Mar 4, 2012 02:25am

This is a great project, It would be great if you could do the same with the Shulchan Aruch and Tur. The bulk of it has been translated with notes by www.ShemaYisrael.com

posted by binyomin kolodny on: Mar 1, 2012 10:21pm

My question too.

posted by Tzvi on: Mar 1, 2012 03:28am

That is amazing! Very excited!!

posted by searchengineman on: Mar 1, 2012 04:49am

Congratulations - I hope you include a layer where - A seperate channel of Your notes or a teachers notes can be overlayed - Or Audio/Video notes at the right point. That would be useful feature...My mouth dropped in the demo video...I'm scared to ask how much this is going to cost..although a subscription model most likely.

posted by Eli on: Mar 1, 2012 10:35pm

Will this app be available for Windows Phone 7

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Mar 1, 2012 10:36pm

Seriously? :) Windows 8 is already being announced.

posted by Eli on: Mar 6, 2012 04:23pm

8 or 9 ..., let's rephrase it.  Will it be available for Microsoft Windows platform on phones/tablets?

posted by Malachi Gruenhagen on: Mar 20, 2012 08:32pm

I don't have a mobile device but I do have a MacBook Pro. Will this be available as a Mac app as well?

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Mar 20, 2012 08:43pm

Not on day one but who knows what the future holds.

posted by Arth I-Soft on: Jul 16, 2012 09:46am

It's available for android or not ?

posted by Adam Singer on: Jul 18, 2012 02:36am

Is it July yet?

posted by Ryan on: Jun 13, 2012 08:06pm

If we have already bought the full Shas in print - can we have the App version at a reduced price?

posted by ZZTop on: Mar 1, 2012 03:54pm

After watching the video, I am definitely looking forward to getting this product. I guess I have to buy an iPad now. My biggest concern is the cost of the software. For those who have bought the full print hardcover Shas (and the Daf Yomi paperback edition) paying the equivalent amount for this may be going overboard. I think a realistic monthly cost should be in the range of $8-12/month.

posted by excited on: Mar 2, 2012 05:18pm

Wow, a breakthrough indeed. Astonishing idea and implementation. One thing though....I do not have an iPad....like so many other people. I do have an android tablet and, of course, a windows computer. SO please please somebody let me and others like me know  IS THIS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE FOR OTHER PLATFORMS AS WELL?

posted by on: May 2, 2012 03:21pm

+1 for android version! If this could be handled as an HTML app, and rolled into respective native wrappers, it should be available on all devices at the same time - and on the web.

posted by excited on: Aug 2, 2012 04:47pm

Rustybrick: I just blew 540 dollars for an iPad just to get this. It better be good!

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Aug 2, 2012 04:49pm

It is and it will only get better.

posted by Yvel on: Aug 2, 2012 07:30pm

Were is the video !?

posted by Kalman Groner on: Aug 3, 2012 03:17pm

is there anyway to use it on my computer? or is there a version for the computer?

posted by Kalman Groner on: Aug 3, 2012 03:17pm

+! for android

posted by on: Aug 10, 2012 03:06am

I know you guys are obsessed with Apple but their time has passed. Android now covers over 50% of all smartphones. Stop running away from that number and embrace it. Artscroll went with the only Jewish app making shop they knew rather than find someone with the ability to create iOS and Android apps side-by-side. I'm a developer for 21 years and have been developing for both platforms since day one and I see zero reason this could not have been done. I've seen your "Android" apps and they are crappy iOS ports. Move into 2012 and develop some serious Android apps. Despite what headline grabbing blogs like to claim, there is plenty of money to be made on Android. I guess I'll just keep downloading the PDFs and sync them between my GNex and my Xoom using Google Drive. Opening them via an Office suite synced directly to Drive. Or, I can actually download them and use a file explorer (a novel idea) to open them. Cost: $0. But I'd gladly pay some money to avoid having to do that even though it actually is a very efficient system and requires no coding at all.

posted by Ronnie Schwartz on: Aug 13, 2012 01:58am

Aaron, we have been developing high quality android apps. Just not under the RustyBrick name. It was not until Jelly Bean that google got the Hebrew with nikud right. You can expect us to start bring lots of stuff requiring Jelly Bean level OS.

posted by Yaacov Stenge on: May 1, 2012 12:01pm

How much will this cost?

posted by roro on: Sep 9, 2012 06:40pm

500

posted by yaacov weingarten on: Mar 1, 2012 10:48am

Very very impressive - when will it be available for Android?

posted by on: Mar 1, 2012 07:42am

I have three thoughts.  (A) I would like to see audio companions.  This ideally for commuters, but everyone knows that audio is better for on the go information.  This should ideally be in multiple levels or styles to meet the needs of the listener, and in clear and coherent english.  (B) Pricing here is going to be key.  This should be equivalent to or cheaper than the daf yomi or paperback editions.  I doubt very many people will be more than $20 for short mesechtos of $35 for mid and $40 for very long.  (C) How did Artscroll end up with a popular movie spoof?  And a higher definition video would do wonders to show of quality and fidelity.

posted by Yakov Couzens on: Apr 27, 2012 01:24am

how much hard drive will the shas take up on the ipad?  will a 16gb be enough??

posted by נתנאל on: Apr 18, 2012 02:06pm

Technology has made it easier to keep ה׳'s תורה ומצוות. 

posted by Behavioural Targeting on: May 8, 2012 01:24pm

Awesome app. This is very exciting that it will also available for Android. Now their are many apps that is created and I add this app to my list in the most wonderful apps in the century.

posted by Global volume on: May 14, 2012 09:14am

It's too much interesting and like know more about IT industries more for my batter option to choise of perfact vendors of the IT. Website Design Company

posted by Stevec613 on: Mar 1, 2012 09:04pm

Cost is going to be key here.  The one thing I hope they keep in mind is that most of the folks who purchase the app will be doing do in addition to having the print version at home unless they plan to use the app on shabbos and yom tov.  

posted by AMK on: Jun 13, 2012 09:08pm

I asked about this before and they said that they have plans to develop for Android and Windows 8 but that hebrew characters and fonts are a problem, so they are starting on iOS.

posted by Zalman on: Mar 5, 2012 02:20pm

I'm also interested for Android - NOT apple.

posted by on: Mar 25, 2012 02:15am

Hoping this will be for Android soon. 

posted by AMK on: Jun 26, 2012 04:00pm

I found the prices and app category on their website: http://www.artscroll.com/Categories/app.html English is $18.99 a volume and you can get a Daf Yomi auto-delivery.

posted by Adam Singer on: Jun 28, 2012 10:20pm

Any update to this? It's almost July.

posted by Levypatrick on: Jun 30, 2012 10:35pm

1 July ! L'application sort au mois de Juillet שבע טוב

posted by SP on: Jul 9, 2012 05:41pm

When exactly in July will this be released?

posted by Lior Saar on: Jul 12, 2012 05:51am

Hi Barry, When we will be able to buy the Schottenstein Bavli app? Really excited about this... Keep up the great work, I really love your products!