Suggestions: Enhancing mobile layouts

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Dec 22 2018 10:28 AM

I'm really thankful for the layouts feature on the mobile app. I use it mostly on a 2018 iPad Pro 2 10.9".

I have a few suggestions that would make the feature even more useful:

- Display the name of the active layout someplace, e.g. at the top of the resource, perhaps when the top navigation is displayed (with the current page number or verse reference).

- Make it significantly easier to update the current layout, e.g. in the resource dropdown menu. It should be two touches at most.

- It's extremely frustrating when I switch from one layout to another and then while I'm still sitting with the app open I switch back to the first layout and it's not where I left it. The biggest problem is that the resources are in a different location from when I switched layouts just a few minutes before. So there needs to be some balance between purposely losing the most recent changes to a layout and where I expect to be when I go back a short time later. Perhaps a prompt on the way from one layout to another as to whether I want it updated. Or a setting so that they're automatically saved in that scenario.

- On the layouts screen, with the list of all the layouts, highlight the current layout (asterisk, font, something), so we know whether any action we're taking affects the current layout (especially updating the current layout).

Thanks again for the feature.

Donnie

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Donnie, 

These are great suggestions. Thanks for being so specific. We're hearing from users that Layouts are one of their favorite features from L8 on mobile. I know we have lots of room to improve-- and I hope that we can lean into some of those improvements this year. 

-Daniel 

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 7:36 AM

Donnie Hale:
Display the name of the active layout someplace, e.g. at the top of the resource, perhaps when the top navigation is displayed (with the current page number or verse reference)

Yes This is necessary if we are going to have more than just a few layouts. 

Donnie Hale:
Make it significantly easier to update the current layout, e.g. in the resource dropdown menu. It should be two touches at most.

This is what I think the long-press on the tabs button should be (not preferred Bible, as it is now...I think the shopping cart needs to go and the preferred Bible icon restored).

Great ideas, Donny. 

Daniel Di Bartolo:
We're hearing from users that Layouts are one of their favorite features from L8 on mobile. I know we have lots of room to improve-- and I hope that we can lean into some of those improvements this year. 

I love layouts too, and I look forward to improvements!

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