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Rev. Nathaniel Harper Jr. | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, May 16 2011 4:38 PM

I am looking to purhase a e-reader, but first I wanted to know if you can download the logos app to it or the full program. If so how do it work or is it worth the investment?

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 16 2011 4:42 PM

Hi Rev. Nathaniel, This thread may be of interest to you: http://community.logos.com/forums/t/33301.aspx

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Rev Chris | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 16 2011 4:50 PM

Rev. Nathaniel Harper Jr.:

I am looking to purhase a e-reader, but first I wanted to know if you can download the logos app to it or the full program. If so how do it work or is it worth the investment?

 

If you get the iPad, you can download the Logos app for it and use it as an ereader.  Note that not all your Logos books are available on the iPad/iPhone, but many are.  Plus, you can download the other major ereader apps for iPad.

If you get and Android tablet, Logos is not yet available but soon will be.  This could be a cheaper option for you if you don't mind waiting a few months for Logos to come out with the app.

If you get a Windows tablet, I don't think Logos will run on it and I don't believe there is anything in the works.

If you get a Kindle/Nook, Logos definitely will not run on it and probably never will.  But, Kindle/Nook books tend to be cheaper than Logos, so it might be a good option.  Of course, you don't get the power of Logos Bible study tools, such as passage analysis and Bible Word Study.  If you're just using it as an ereader for normal books, though, then this is probably your cheapest option (provided you don't already have an iPhone).

If you do have an iPhone, then that is your cheapest option because you already own it!  Plus, you can see how you like the Logos app on it and use that to decide whether to buy an iPad later.

So, it depends on several factors:

1) your budget (iPad is most expensive but Logos is ready-to-go)

2) your patience (Logos is only available for iPad/iPhone right now - Android will come later)

3) your needs (are you using this for studying Scripture or simply reading books?)

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 16 2011 5:24 PM

I recently purchased a Cruz Android Reader - I like it as a reader.  This reader is more powerful than either the Nook or Kindle and, yet, it can read book prepared for either platform.  And at $110, it is also cheaper than either the Nook or Kindle.

However, since it is running Android 2.2, I do not expect it will run the LOGOS Android App that is being developed.   I will evaluate my next purchase once the LOGOS app is released.

Blessings,
Floyd

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 17 2011 1:00 AM

Rev Chris:
If you get a Windows tablet, I don't think Logos will run on it and I don't believe there is anything in the works.

Observation: Logos 4 should work on a Microsoft Windows tablet running XP, Vista, or Windows 7.  Found a website with many Windows 7 tablets => http://www.mywindowstablet.com/

Forum discussion => What Logos development is doing includes Logos development insights from Bob Pritchett, ensuing discussion includes future of Logos iOS and Android applications.

Personally have enjoyed using an iPad for reading many books from a variety of vendors; currently not know which e-book readers will be available in Apple's App Store on July 1 since Apple expanded iOS development guidelines in February 2011.  Appears e-readers are migrating to one book seller per e-reader device (e.g. Apple's iBooks will be available on July 1, not know about other book e-readers).

Thankful for Logos iOS offline reading capability and split screen (along with other e-reader apps).

By the way, Logos Bible Software iOS apps ("Bible +" and "Vryso") also work on iPod Touch.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 17 2011 2:28 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Observation: Logos 4 should work on a Microsoft Windows tablet running XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

LOGOS does run quite nicely on a tablet.  I use both a Netbook Tablet (with  Windows 7 Starter) and a HP Tablet (with W7 Home Premium) regularly.  Both have LOGOS quite happily installed.

 

Blessings,
Floyd

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toughski | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 18 2011 6:10 AM

Rev Chris:

If you get a Kindle/Nook, Logos definitely will not run on it and probably never will

INCORRECT: I am not certain about regular Nook, but Nook COLOR runs Android and so in the near future you would be able to use a Logos android app to read your resources.

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vandevsr | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 18 2011 12:09 PM

With respect to a Logos Android App I'd like to make a few comments so that my assumptions can be corrected.

I suspect that the version of the Android is not going to be the challenge for most people who eagerly await the advent of the Logos App.

I have a cheap tablet (Archos 7 Home Tablet) which though it runs Android 2.1 Eclair is limited to the manufacturer's available App library - hence I doubt a Logos App would work.  I suspect any cheap tablet will have this limitation due to the manufacturer's reluctance to cooperate with (read: get approval from) the Official Google Android Market (where Logos App hopes to be available).

Now, it is possible for advanced users to replace their Android OS with one that has Android Market enabled, but  I suspect that not all Android tablets will have equal access to the Logos App, or if it does it needs some kind software modification.

If you use the $110 Cruz will the Logos App be available to you?  This is my hypothesis: if you can get apps like kindle, nook, skype or evernote to work on your tablet without major hacks then Logos will surely work for you.  Some cheap tablets/ereaders are cheap on account of these inherent limitations.

 

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Rev Chris | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 18 2011 12:37 PM

On my Android phone I can install apps not on the market if I enable "Unknown Sources".  It has a description of "Allow installation of non-Market applications".  Yours might say something different, but should be with the 'manage applications' settings.

As a check, try downloading an app from Amazon's new app market for Android.  If you can download and install from there, you should be able to download and install from anywhere.  Plus, Amazon has a new free app every day :)

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