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Doc B | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 23 2015 8:26 AM

When using the mobile app during a sermon, where the pastor may jump in and out of a verse to another verse (or two, or three), the app really fails at its purpose.

Changing from one verse to another with the navigation screen is SLOW.

What the app really needs is a dropdown arrow at the top of the screen with the last (say) five verses viewed, so a touch on the arrow and a touch on the verse will take the user directly there, in and out as needed to follow the sermon or lesson. A 'back' button isn't quite enough, as pastors have a tendency to jump to more than one verse external to the focus text.

(There may be an even better way, but this one seems the most obvious to me.)

Just an idea, but one which would greatly enhance the usability of the app during church, I think.

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 10:06 AM

Please post a suggestion at UserVoice: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/65557.aspx 

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 10:17 AM

Doc B:
What the app really needs is a dropdown arrow at the top of the screen with the last (say) five verses viewed, so a touch on the arrow and a touch on the verse will take the user directly there, in and out as needed to follow the sermon or lesson. A 'back' button isn't quite enough, as pastors have a tendency to jump to more than one verse external to the focus text.

The app already supports a two-finger left/right swipe gesture to move back and forth to the previously viewed verses (or Guides, etc.).  Please see https://monosnap.com/file/P3j2luv1MWRj0lGnI89sVa7ivWqSTx .

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 1:11 PM

Kevin Byford (Faithlife):

Please post a suggestion at UserVoice: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/65557.aspx 

Ain't got no votes left.

I'll go pull one off of something else important. Geeked

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 1:12 PM

Looks like I also desperately need to learn how to spell.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 1:16 PM

Kevin Byford (Faithlife):
The app already supports a two-finger left/right swipe gesture to move back and forth

That's a well-kept secret.  But a helpful one!

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 29 2015 1:56 AM

Doc B:
That's a well-kept secret.  But a helpful one!

This feature has been in the app for years.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 29 2015 2:12 PM

Kevin Byford (Faithlife):
This feature has been in the app for years.

When you don't provide documentation, telling your customers that a feature has been around for years does not make you look good.

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Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 29 2015 4:36 PM

Kevin Byford (Faithlife):
The app already supports a two-finger left/right swipe gesture to move back and forth to the previously viewed verses (or Guides, etc.).

I also had never heard of it. I am guessing this is one of the features only for iOS and not Android? I no longer have my iPad to test it on but I am not having any luck on my Android phone.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 29 2015 4:42 PM

Does the overlay screen when you first install the app provide instructions? I have never read that screen. Embarrassed

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2015 6:10 PM

Just adding my 2 cents that a simple dropdown of the most recent few verses or locations would be great. 

Its so easy to follow links from a verse to a commentary to a dictionary and so on, but hard to go back to where you started.

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2015 6:44 PM

JimTowler:

Just adding my 2 cents that a simple dropdown of the most recent few verses or locations would be great. 

Its so easy to follow links from a verse to a commentary to a dictionary and so on, but hard to go back to where you started.

Did you see the above post?  "The app already supports a two-finger left/right swipe gesture to move back and forth to the previously viewed verses (or Guides, etc.).  Please see https://monosnap.com/file/P3j2luv1MWRj0lGnI89sVa7ivWqSTx ."

History and the Recent Verses for Bibles are also in the app (the latter is shown when using the Verse Picker to find a verse - there's a button that says Recent, and it's a drop down list of recent verses).

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2015 7:21 PM

Kevin,

Thanks.

Yes - I use the 2-finger swipe often, but it gets too hard if you follow a deep chain of links and hop around a whole pile of locations and different books. Something I often do if a new idea catches my attention and I want to look into it.

Maybe my real problem is my reading can get distracted at times😄

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Todd Diehl (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2015 8:57 AM

Another thing that might help in this case ... you can long-press on the "back" button to get to history.

http://take.ms/u7kQY 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2015 9:04 AM

Todd Diehl (Faithlife):
you can long-press on the "back" button to get to history.

Thanks for the tip. Smile

FYI - If you want to add a hyperlink in the forums, you need to add a space after you paste to activate the link: http://take.ms/u7kQY 

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