Word of Promise Audio Bible

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 5:02 AM

I sent an email to customer service

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John Brumett | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 6:02 AM

I would think they could make any audio bible sync with the translation in Logos. We can even have multiple editions for each translation. I simply want to hear the bible read and have logos follow along in the translation.

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 6:59 AM

Randy:
Can you please show me a screenshot that shows this? I can't find any table of contents on the mobile version.

It's the ToC button (it looks like 4 horizontal lines with unequal widths) next to the "Enter reference or search" search box, up top. Do you see it?

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 7:07 AM

PL:

Randy:
Can you please show me a screenshot that shows this? I can't find any table of contents on the mobile version.

It's the ToC button (it looks like 4 horizontal lines with unequal widths) next to the "Enter reference or search" search box, up top. Do you see it?

I see it on the PC version, but not the Android, mobile version. One of the pictures someone posted here shows what you're talking about, but it doesn't seem to be on the Android version, unfortunately.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 7:09 AM

John Brumett:
I simply want to hear the bible read and have logos follow along in the translation.

I am in full support of this... but: 

John Brumett:
I would think they could make any audio bible sync with the translation in Logos. We can even have multiple editions for each translation.

I think there are two likely obstacles in the way. 

  1. Licensing agreements - Having an audiobook scroll with a book implies a contractural connection which may not exist. The ESV has an official audiobook. In fact, the publishers give it to us for free in Logos... but prohibit us from being able to download it and use it offline. The LEB is owned by FL, so they can sync up the text and audio without limitations. 

    I searched Audible's website for "Whisper Sync" bibles and found only one: The Message. This lines up with my speculation about an "official" audiobook. I thought I found another ("The Story," based on the NIV), but that is a "snippet" bible with additional commentary. 

    Is anyone aware of another software company that has multiple audiobook choices synced to the appropriate bible text? If there were, it would give me more hope. For the record, the publishers of both the text and audio would have to agree to allow this feature. You would think that they would want to, but in licensing agreements, things don't always make sense from a user perspective. For example: Amazon/Audible might not like other vendors gaining abilities they don't have so they exert pressure on the publishing company to prohibit other vendors from making those changes. 

  2. Cost to produce - Getting the audio and text to sync is time intensive. That means $$$. If there weren't any licensing agreement issues, FL would still have a huge cost barrier to overcome. Who is going to pay for this? I would imagine that the most likely scenario is that the audiobook sync feature would be added to FL subscription, which would provide another compelling benefit. 

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 8:13 AM

Randy:
I see it on the PC version, but not the Android, mobile version. One of the pictures someone posted here shows what you're talking about, but it doesn't seem to be on the Android version, unfortunately.

Oh sorry I'm using the iPhone/iPad versions. I'm not familiar with Android.

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Bruno Gez | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 9:55 AM

An exception would be if someone wanted to read the version, but that doesn't change anything.

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cshover8669 | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 1:59 PM

Randy, when you mention the Android mobile version, are you talking about Word of Promise on the mobile Logos app, or are you talking about the Word of Promise app itself? I do not own the Logos version, so I cannot help you there, but I can help with the Word of Promise app if you need it.

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 2:09 PM

cshover8669:

Randy, when you mention the Android mobile version, are you talking about Word of Promise on the mobile Logos app, or are you talking about the Word of Promise app itself? I do not own the Logos version, so I cannot help you there, but I can help with the Word of Promise app if you need it.

I was trying to find out if there was any kind of navigation system for the Logos, Android version. It looks like the IOS version at least has a menu. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any for Android yet. Yes, I understand now, that you're talking about the WOP app, not Logos for Android. I also own the WOP app, and understand how to use the verse picker it features. Thanks, and sorry for the confusion.

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John Brumett | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 2:46 PM

JT (alabama24):
s anyone aware of another software company that has multiple audiobook choices synced to the appropriate bible text? If there were, it would give me more hope.

The Bible.is app offers multiple translation and follows along in each translation.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 6:40 PM

John Brumett:
The Bible.is app offers multiple translation and follows along in each translation.

I assume you mean the "Bible" app from Lifechurch, right? If so, note:

  1. The NKJV, which is in discussion in this thread, does not have a read aloud function. 
  2. I am unaware of any capability to have multiple audiobooks for a single translation. If I am mistaken, can you direct me to how to do this?

EDIT: I figured out how to do it. Very cool. Still curious if there are any "for profit" apps that have this capability. the Bible app is a unique creature. 

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 8:21 PM

I believe John was referring to this app:

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 8:28 PM

Thanks Disciple! Is that a "for profit" app? 

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 6 2021 2:21 PM

No it’s a free app, supportEd by donations to the ministry.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 6 2021 7:20 PM

Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I wonder if those two apps are provided more freedom with licensing as non profits. I don’t know why others seemingly can’t do this as well otherwise. 

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