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Daniel Di Bartolo | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Feb 7 2018 9:49 AM

Hello!

Just wanted point out a couple of improvements we've made to the Logos app, now available on Testflight (and coming very soon on Android). You've given us lots of helpful feedback since we launched V6 in December, and we're responding to that with forthcoming releases. 

Included in this Beta:

  • Long press on any link to determine how/where you want to resource to open (New Tab, Same Tab, top vs bottom tab)
  • We've added a new and improved resource scrubber for fast navigation
  • Bug fixes and under the hood improvements
  • Much improved low-light mode (you can put those sunglasses away!) Big Smile

I'm curious, what do you think?

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 10:10 AM

Smile

Love the long press options.

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Mathew Haferkamp | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 10:12 AM

Hey Daniel, improvement is always good.  Typically I just read on my app but I tried to answer a question the other day and when I pull up search on my app it takes 4 or 5 minutes before I can key in to search.  It is on Samsung sm-j727a.  Thanks, Matt

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 10:23 AM

Hi Daniel

I like the long-press capability. Thanks for that.

It looks as though the default is to open a Bible if already open in a “split tab”. If this is so, I very much like it!

Any thoughts on extending it to the Passage Guide, for example? So you can have the PG open in one half of a split tab and cycle through different commentaries in the other?

Thanks, Graham

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 10:34 AM

Waiting for Android. :-)

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Mark Martin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 10:45 AM

Is there still an opportunity to participate as a Beta Tester?

Thanks.

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Daniel Di Bartolo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 10:58 AM

Mark Martin:

Is there still an opportunity to participate as a Beta Tester?

Just added you to Test Flight. Check you Faithlife Account email address. You will need to download Testflight to access. 

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Mathew Haferkamp | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 11:23 AM

Hey Daniel, well I guess that is normal for search.  That is sad, because without search what else is logos good for??

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Daniel Di Bartolo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 11:31 AM

Mathew Haferkamp:
That is sad, because without search what else is logos good for??

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for sharing-- we have plans to improve search on mobile this year. Thanks for hanging in there!

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Mathew Haferkamp | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 11:33 AM

Sorry I guess you missed my first post.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 11:44 AM

Daniel Di Bartolo:
Long press on any link to determine how/where you want to resource to open (New Tab, Same Tab, top vs bottom tab)

Awesome! Thanks!

Daniel Di Bartolo:
We've added a new and improved resource scrubber for fast navigation

Very, very nicely done. I love that it shows the chapter/section etc as you move the scrubber. Beautiful!

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 1:10 PM

Hi Daniel,

A) Can you help me understand what's a "scrubber" and where do I see that?

B) For the long-press options, I have a split screen open, left with CUV Bible, right with a commentary. When I long-press on a Bible reference in the commentary, I get 4 options:

- Open: it replaces the right window with the same (default) Bible, now both opened to the same link I pressed on.

- Open in left section: works as expected, but then the commentary to the right also syncs to this new reference.

- Open in new tab: works as expected.

Questions:

1) With the left and right panels linked (sync'ed), is the above the expected behavior? It doesn't seem very intuitively helpful to me.

2) The comments from you and other users above seem to imply that the left/right panel can be further split vertically.  Is that correct? How do I get that behavior?

I'm on iPad mini, running iOS 11.

Thanks,

Peter

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 4:01 PM

Terminology?:

Daniel Di Bartolo:
now available on Testflight (and coming very soon on Android)

Had to search for confirmation of being iOS beta.

Daniel Di Bartolo:
(New Tab, Same Tab, top vs bottom tab)

Split tab can be top/bottom or left/right. Is this an expansion of "Same tab"?

Daniel Di Bartolo:
resource scrubber for fast navigation

I can guess, but I didn't think what we have was slow!?

Daniel Di Bartolo:
Bug fixes and under the hood improvements

I'd have to really guess what these are, as they may as well be classed as "under the hood".

Daniel Di Bartolo:
Much improved low-light mode (you can put those sunglasses away!) Big Smile

I don't need sunglasses at the moment...

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So I'm [caveats] cautiously optimistic about all this.

Dave
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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 4:33 PM

Dave Hooton:

Daniel Di Bartolo:
resource scrubber for fast navigation

I can guess, but I didn't think what we have was slow!?

I haven't updated to see this in action, but (at least on iOS) there was no scrubber in the newest iteration of the mobile app. The only methods to navigate were 1) scrolling/page turns OR 2) the TOC. What happens when you have a resource without a TOC (or an inadequate one)? 

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 8 2018 8:41 AM

Android - I like the new features on Android (6.1), specifically the Long Press feature. It's very functional. Thanks Smile

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James McAdams | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 8 2018 11:45 PM

It’s great - i love having the resource scrubber back (largely so I can check my progress through a book), and the long-press option seems like one of the neater ways to give everyone what they want. Just great.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 9 2018 6:40 AM

PL:
Can you help me understand what's a "scrubber" and where do I see that?

Sorry I didn't see this earlier. A "scrubber" is a slide that allows you to "scrub" through the pages rapidly. Instead of navigating by buttons, you simply slide. A form of a "scrubber" is found on your web browser when you want to quickly "scrub" from the TOP of a page to the BOTTOM. 

Why is a scrubber necessary? Because sometimes it is the simplest way to navigate. As I mentioned earlier, this is CRITICAL for some resources, especially some Vyrso/Faithlife eBooks which don't have great Table of Contents. Imagine a TOC with only chapter headings. You come to a chapter with 75 pages... the only way to get to the middle of the chapter is to swipe, swipe, swipe 35 times. With a scrubber, you simply slide the scrubber until you reach your destination (or get close). This was already existing in the old app, but disappeared for the new one. 

Where is the scrubber? It is now located under the reference box. Look at the BOTTOM of the TOP menu. To navigate, simply press, hold, slide.

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 9 2018 8:00 AM

Thanks very much, Alabama!

Peter

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 9 2018 12:05 PM

JT (alabama24):

This was already existing in the old app, but disappeared for the new one. 

Where is the scrubber? It is now located under the reference box. Look at the BOTTOM of the TOP menu.

It has still to re-appear in the Android app!

Dave
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Michael McLane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 9 2018 3:42 PM

I would like to be added to TestFlight as well.

Thank you

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