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Randy Lane | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 5 2011 4:38 AM

I was extremely disappointed to find some of the already-owned Logos resources I most wanted to use my new iPad to read unavailable, most notably the Wroks of A.W. Tozer and Chafer's Systematic Theology. I open the Logos Home on my iPad this morning to download some updated resources and see Tozer's The Pursuit of God as a Freee Preview for 7 days, and can in fact be purchased and used on the iPad/iPhone. I should be able to download it without the Free Preview and/or repurchase? Is this a foretelling of the real future of Logos on handheld devices - if you want it there you have to buy it again?

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 5 2011 10:39 AM

Randal M Lane:

I was extremely disappointed to find some of the already-owned Logos resources I most wanted to use my new iPad to read unavailable, most notably the Wroks of A.W. Tozer and Chafer's Systematic Theology. I open the Logos Home on my iPad this morning to download some updated resources and see Tozer's The Pursuit of God as a Freee Preview for 7 days, and can in fact be purchased and used on the iPad/iPhone. I should be able to download it without the Free Preview and/or repurchase? Is this a foretelling of the real future of Logos on handheld devices - if you want it there you have to buy it again?

No.

Logos is committed to the idea that you purchase a license for a resource only once and then can use it across whatever platform Logos supports.

Have you confirmed that others with the these collections cannot yet view them on iPhone either?

My understanding about the iPhone app (I don't own an iPhone) is that the resources are still being developed for the iPhone environment and are being rolled when they are ready and/or when permission from other publishing rights holders are ironed out. I don't have any inside information about how that relates to the works of Tozer, but in my Tozer collection, the publisher listed is WingSpread (not Logos - though the information page in the resource says "Zur Ltd"), so it's possible that WingSpread (Zur Ltd) is the hold up.

But that doesn't explain why you would be able to get a free preview and purchase a resource you already own.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 5 2011 11:24 AM

Logos has more flexibility with free previews than with an entire resource. They might be able to put a free preview on the iPhone and yet not have the rights to put the full resource.

Go to the product page and see if it shows an iPhone icon next to Works on: In the case of the A. W. Tozer collection, there is no iPhone icon so it is not available on the iPhone. The same for Chafer's Systematic Theology.

Logos would love to offer all their products on the iPhone. It always strikes me as odd when people accuse Logos of holding back for not making the resource available. The limitation is with the publisher. If the publisher will not give Logos the rights to make the resource available on other platforms then Logos cannot make it available. 

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James Brown | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 5 2011 2:30 PM

Interesting find. As a licensed user of Tozer's complete works, I too cannot access them on my iPad. The logos website shows that Tozer's works are only available on Mac and Windows and not other platforms. Yet when searching the library The Pursuit of God by Tozer is available on my iPad. And as reported it is a 7 day preview from www.freebookpreview.com. Odd!

Something that only Logos team can answer I guess.

Jim

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