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Why make this instead of just using При Ватрі?[ ]

  • Main Advantage: Anyone can add new songs and edit existing ones.
    • Without anyone being able to contribute, the spivanyk will fall out of date and be missing tons of songs.
    • We see this when new songs like Безмежне життя, Чекатиму, and Село become popular and are passed around handwritten or verbally instead of in a convenient, central place.
    • Even classics like Ясний вогник were glaringly absent from the internet before this project.
    • This also allows anyone to update the list of renditions so we don't end up with so many songs with broken links or without renditions at all.
  • In При Ватрі, the way chords are shown (i.e. using a variable-width font) means that they will not show up in the same position in every browser. This is a real issue, as you can see in the screenshot comparison below. WikiSpiv renders by telling the browser to align each individual chord above the correct letter to mitigate this problem.
Note the chord placement discrepancies. Left: Firefox 30.0 on Windows 8.1, Right: Safari 8.0 on MacOS Yosemite
  • By using the open MediaWiki platform, anyone can create applications which interface with our database.
  • This spivanyk is also intentionally not part of Plast -- we also include CYM songs, for instance. It is a collaborative spivanyk for everyone.
  • Our open design is also allowing us to collaborate better on the development of new features. For instance, we are currently working on a system to allow people to collaboratively edit sheet music for each song.

Is there an app?[ ]

It's a work in progress. As a stop-gap, the website is mobile-friendly.

Who should I contact for more info?[ ]

Данило Сенторе at Daniel.Centore@gmail.com