Android Reader Suite 8.7.0.0035 Stable Release Notes

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LogosEmployee
Faithlife Announcements | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Oct 17 2019 5:52 PM

The Mobile team is pleased to announce the 8.7.0.0035 Stable release of the Faithlife Apps.

The apps should be available soon in the Google Play store and sometime tomorrow in the Amazon Store.

If you discover any issues please create a new post and include the following info:

Description – How were you using the app when the problem occurred?
Reproduction Steps - Clearly explain how to reproduce the issue.
App Info – Which app you are using (Bible, Biblia, Faithlife Study Bible, Verbum or Faithlife Ebooks).
Device Info – (Nexus 7, Motorola Triumph, Droid Bionic, Kindle Fire HDX).
Android Version – (5.1, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x).

For more information on how to report bugs please see https://community.logos.com/forums/t/178529.aspx .

Versions in this release:

Biblia 8.7.0 (Build 0035)
Bible 8.7.0 (Build 0035)
Faithlife Study Bible 8.7.0 (Build 0035)
Verbum 8.7.0 (Build 0035)
Faithlife Ebooks 8.7.0 (Build 0035)

Google Play direct download links:

Logos - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidlogos 
Faithlife Study Bible - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidfaithlife 
Biblia - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidbiblia 
Faithlife Ebooks - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidvyrso 
Verbum - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidverbum

Amazon Store direct download links:

Logos - http://www.amazon.com/Logos-Bible-Software/dp/B0062RM1VQ 
Faithlife Study Bible - http://www.amazon.com/Logos-Bible-Software-Faithlife-Study/dp/B007XYDE5O 
Biblia - http://www.amazon.com/Logos-Bible-Software-Biblia/dp/B007XWM7XQ

New

- Search Helps: The Search tab now prompts you with some ideas on how to find what you’re looking for.

Improved

- Search header redesigned
- Improved default search range list

Fixed

- Various bug fixes and improvements

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Andrew Biddinger | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 18 2019 2:07 PM

I like the new search look! Great job!

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DavePL HI Haoli KI | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 19 2019 4:28 PM

Well, I downloaded the update to my Acer B3-A20 running on Android 5.1 Kernel 3.10.72, w/ no available updates to Android O/S available from Acer, nor firmware updates.  This may be too old a tablet, now, however, upon multiple attempts to open/even-reinstall the new version 8.7.0....35 Logos app, the app will not open.  It crashes repeatedly, and I have no reversion to the previous working app version w/which to turn the clock back.  I have made multiple feedback reports from my tablet.  I can be reached via my Logos account email, and my tablet gmail account is hihaolinativeborn@gmail.com.  Can you please help?

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LogosEmployee
Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 21 2019 1:01 PM

Dave,

I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with this.

Please do the following:
1. Go to the main Android search bar (not the browser) and enter: logos.com/mobile/layout/default
2. Select the Logos app when prompted.
3. Try again to open the Logos app.

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DavePL HI Haoli KI | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 21 2019 7:27 PM

sorry, but I sent a second email, indicating not only did the Logos app not open without error report response, but also every other Faithlife app I have on my tablet: Study Bible, eReader, and Noet all simply fail to open and offer sending a error report.  You didn't get that second email apparently.

Any other recommendations?

Dave Lembke

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DavePL HI Haoli KI | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 21 2019 7:35 PM

Sending the copy of my message via another forum (I think):

DavePL HI Haoli KI posted to Re: Android Reader Suite 8.7.0.0035 Stable Release Notes in the Logos 8 Mobile App forum

Well, I downloaded the update to my Acer B3-A20 running on Android 5.1 Kernel 3.10.72, w/ no available updates to Android O/S available from Acer, nor firmware updates.  This may be too old a tablet, now, however, upon multiple attempts to open/even-reinstall the new version 8.7.0....35 Logos app, the app will not open.  It crashes repeatedly, and I have no reversion to the previous working app version w/which to turn the clock back.  I have made multiple feedback reports from my tablet.  I can be reached via my Logos account email, and my tablet gmail account is hihaolinativeborn@gmail.com.  Can you please help?

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LogosEmployee
Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 22 2019 12:37 PM

Dave,

I have sent you instructions by email, in response to your previous message.

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Fr Devin Roza | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 25 2019 12:16 AM

Faithlife Announcements:

New

- Search Helps: The Search tab now prompts you with some ideas on how to find what you’re looking for.

Improved

- Search header redesigned
- Improved default search range list

Congratulations for these improvements. It is much better!

The main issue I still see is that there doesn't seem to be any way to, by default, run a search in the resource you are actually reading. 99% of the time on Mobile that is what I find I want to do. And yet, it still requires about 10 taps to do it (whereas on every other Mobile Reader app I know I can do it in 2 taps).

I suggest the following minor changes to the current redesign of the Search Panel (which in general I like) to allow for this:

1. In the new v8.7 Search Panel, in the options that appear when you tap on the Ellipsis (...) to the right of the search bar, add a third option which reads something like: "Search current resource by default." Turn that option on by default (as every other Mobile Reader app on the market works that way and it is what people expect on a mobile app). If that option is on, when a search is executed from within a resource, it would automatically change the "Search" parameter that indicates the resource(s) to search in to the resource from which the search was executed. 

2. In the new v8.7 menu where you select the resource(s) where the search will be run, currently there are different options, organized into the sections "Type", "Resource", "Bibles", and "Collections." Almost everytime I find myself coming to this menu it is in order to switch the search to the resource I am currently using. Or to some other resource I also have open. I think the first section, at the top, should thus be a brief list (maybe with the option to expand) of "open resources". Ideally they could be organized by when they were last used (especially important is that, whenever a search is executed from within a resource, that resource move to the top of the list). This option is important so that if a user does turn off the option to "Search current resource by default" (suggestion 1 above), they can still very quickly switch to the resource they are currently using.

Thanks!

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