Reading Books Offline

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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Dec 28 2009 7:51 PM

Apple has approved version 1.2, which supports limited offline reading. For some reason they've done this while we're not at work... so, I'll work on a better tutorial tomorrow morning. Till then, here is the quick "my wife is waiting on me to start the movie" version:

First, make sure you're connected to the internet via wifi or your carrier.

Second, open your library.

Third, click on the blue arrow next to the title you want to read offline.

Fourth, click the "Available Offline" option to on.

Fifth, Click "done"

Sixth, You should see an orange arrow indicating that Logos is downloading the resource.

Once the resource is completely downloaded, it will give you a confirmation message.

After the book is completely downloaded, it will be viewable in your library offline

Like I said, this is just a quick demo of how to get your books onto your iPod or iPhone for offline viewing. I'll try to get a better demo up tomorrow.

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:05 PM

This is weird, I just checked for app updates on both iphone and ipod touch; as well as itunes. And all my apps are up to date...no Logos app update available.

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:06 PM

Wonder if Apple pulled it for whatever reason.

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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:08 PM

Anthony Etienne:

This is weird, I just checked for app updates on both iphone and ipod touch; as well as itunes. And all my apps are up to date...no Logos app update available.

I checked on my iPhone as soon as I saw Bob announce it. Didn't show an update, but store showed 1.2 as current version. About 3 minutes later it was there. Might just take time to have the update show in iTunes or iPhone...

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Linden | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:09 PM

Hi Ryan,

Ryan Burns:
Apple has approved version 1.2, which supports limited offline reading

Can you quantify what limited means?  Some of the books I really want to read offline don't have that option available while others offer the option.  Is this a licensing issue or a temporary software limitation or both?

Linden

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Linden | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:11 PM

Anthony,

Anthony Etienne:
And all my apps are up to date..

I've seen apps take a while to propagate to various areas of the world.  I wonder if Apple has staged roll outs in the US also to ease the burden on their servers?

Linden

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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:13 PM

Linden:

Hi Ryan,

Can you quantify what limited means?  Some of the books I really want to read offline don't have that option available while others offer the option.  Is this a licensing issue or a temporary software limitation or both?

I used the term "limited" because you have to manually choose what titles you want to have access to offline. Also, I'm not sure all the offline functionality you'll  have offline.

As for certain titles not being available with the offline toggle, I'm not aware of that. What are some titles you don't have the option for?

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Linden | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:20 PM

Ryan Burns:
As for certain titles not being available with the offline toggle, I'm not aware of that. What are some titles you don't have the option for?

HCSB doesn't give me the option for offline usage. Ditto for the NLT, NASB.  ESV works though.

 

Linden

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:22 PM

Linden:

Anthony,

Anthony Etienne:
And all my apps are up to date..

I've seen apps take a while to propagate to various areas of the world.  I wonder if Apple has staged roll outs in the US also to ease the burden on their servers?

Linden,

I think you are right; if others have it, then I should be seeing it soon enough.

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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:23 PM

Linden:

HCSB doesn't give me the option for offline usage. Ditto for the NLT, NASB.  ESV works though.

I'll check with our Publisher Relations and Development teams tomorrow and let you know what I find out.

 

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 8:52 PM

Ryan Burns:

Linden:

HCSB doesn't give me the option for offline usage. Ditto for the NLT, NASB.  ESV works though.

I'll check with our Publisher Relations and Development teams tomorrow and let you know what I find out.

 

It seems that you can add the NKJV, GW to that list as well. The ESV appears to be the only bible based resource that I can download, I'm having good success with none bible based resources, so far. The available offline icon is there on the versions that can't be downloaded, but they are greyed out. I tried these on 3G only and wifi, same results. Also on the Amplified Bible the icon works, and says it is downloading, but after a while get a message saying that it can't download.

Anyway I like what I see so far, I'm sure the problems related to the bible resouces mentioned will be iron out in due time.

Thanks Logos!! Big Smile this is cool Cool

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Phil Gons | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 9:33 PM

Linden:
Can you quantify what limited means?

You can read and navigate books in offline mode, but you can't search them or access them in reports like the Passage Guide, Bible Word Study, and Text Comparison.

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John C. Livesay | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 10:21 PM

Okay, downloaded the new app, set my Systematic Theology to be available offline. I now have no books in my library, when I search, I get no results, in my reading menu there are no recent books, and my library seems empty. Hoping there is an easy fix for this. By the way, Thank you guys for all you do!!!!!

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 10:36 PM

John C. Livesay:

Okay, downloaded the new app, set my Systematic Theology to be available offline. I now have no books in my library, when I search, I get no results, in my reading menu there are no recent books, and my library seems empty. Hoping there is an easy fix for this. By the way, Thank you guys for all you do!!!!!

John take a look at this thread, we are having the same problem http://community.logos.com/forums/t/8183.aspx

 

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Manuel Brambila | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 10:45 PM

Hi; Same problem here: downloaded the ESV Bible and a couple of other books and on the next launch, an error message welcomes me saying something like "Logos couldn't load the book." My library is completely empty and no searches available. Tried logging out, uninstalling, resetting, etc and still the same. Please help!! Thanks.

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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2009 10:58 PM

I've updated my original post. Most likely, the reason people aren't seeing a title in offline mode is because they didn't allow for the resource to complete downloading. Wait until you receive your confirmation message that the resource has downloaded entirely. After that, you should see it in your library in offline mode.

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Amy Leung | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 29 2009 2:23 AM

I'm getting error downloading some books - the download starts like normal, but after a while I get the message "unable to download resouece".  The books involved include BHS (WIVU), enhanced BDB, TDNT (unabridged), NLT.  Is the error caused by permission problems?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 29 2009 2:37 AM

I went through my library initiating a bunch of downloads. After about a dozen, the app crashed. I also noticed that several of the download/aeroplane icons were repeated (i.e. stacked on top of each other), if that's relevant.

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Jon | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 29 2009 3:22 AM

Amy Leung:

I'm getting error downloading some books - the download starts like normal, but after a while I get the message "unable to download resouece".  The books involved include BHS (WIVU), enhanced BDB, TDNT (unabridged), NLT.  Is the error caused by permission problems?

I also had issues with these books; though NLT the option to access offline was greyed out.

 

Mark Barnes:
I also noticed that several of the download/aeroplane icons were repeated (i.e. stacked on top of each other), if that's relevant.

I saw this too but it fixed itself...

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Jared Friesen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 29 2009 3:43 AM

In “Offline Mode,” what “portions of the application will not operate properly until network connectivity is restored?”

As well, are BHS (including morphology), NA27 (including morphology), BDAG, and HALOT available for the iPod Touch and off-line?

Thanks for your help. Smile

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