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Ryan Brown | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2013 8:58 PM

I'd like to ditto all this, too!  It would be a great help to have a well done, functional app on my Lumia 810.

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Lloyd Moritz | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 17 2013 11:03 PM

Yet another vote for a Windows Phone 8 app. The market for Windows Phone is only going to grow. I hope you get to it sooner rather than later!

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Carlos Silva | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 20 2013 10:17 AM

I can feel your pain but:

Microsoft announced earlier this week their plans to officially stop supporting both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014. Due to some rather unfortunate release dates and the fixed eighteen month product life cycle, it seems that the more advanced WP8 will actually cease to be officially supported before 7.8. Now, when I say that Microsoft “announced” their plans to end support for the two operating systems, that’s not entirely accurate. What they actually did was to quietly slip the information into their support page.

The resulting news created a certain amount of confusion and in some cases anger among users of the platform, especially those who may have recently purchased a device on a two year contract, only to find out that their device will no longer be supported after three quarters of the new contract’s duration. Even so, this is an improvement on their announcement of the lack of upgrade path from Windows Phone 7 to 8.

Chances are that more recently purchased devices will have already been upgraded to a newer version of Microsoft’s mobile offering by the time the support officially ends, and the initial concerns voiced by some are unfounded. It’s already known that there is no clear upgrade path from Windows Phone 7 to 8, with the rather awkwardly named 7.8 being something of a stopgap to curb the resentment of early adopters who would need to purchase a new device to see the full benefits of WP8, but little is known about the plans to advance on the latest version of the OS. It would be highly surprising though to find out that current devices will be receiving few or no updates.

So with the problems Microsoft is having with the phone OS themselves don't expect anything soon as far as a Logos app because at this point it's more than just "market share".

If you are really needing Logos on your phone go to Google pick up a Nexus 4 for $299 Google Nexus 4, install Logos from the Play Store and there you go.

If you are really tied to Windows by the time the Nexus needs to be replaced Microsoft will have hopefully figured out the whole smart phone OS issue and Logos could possibly have an app out for Microsoft phones by then.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 22 2013 2:27 PM

Carlos Silva:
Microsoft announced earlier this week their plans to officially stop supporting both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014.

I don't know what you wanted to say by your post, but the information about the date of the end of support for the WP 7.8 and 8 just means we will have a new Windows Phone 9 soon. That's all. 

Bohuslav

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Douglas E Cutting | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 26 2013 8:16 PM
And I would add that because of the move to the same core OS as Windows 8, there should be no concerns by Logos regarding continued compatibility. Honestly, I use the youversion bible now, but would like to see Logos soon since I pushed hard to convince our Pastor to get their Proclaim software for our church rather than getting Pro Presenter and now I can't even take advantage of the Logos of integration with Proclaim.
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James Chandler | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 29 2013 6:26 AM

Having Logos for the W8 platform would help me make the decision to switch.  But I'm also thinking I use Logos more on my laptop and my tablet than my phone so it might not make that big of a difference to me.

Running on ASUS Windows 10 I7 24 gig of ram, 1 Terabyte drive.

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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Peter Junor | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 1 2013 5:58 PM

Yes indeedy!

Lumia 820 - hungry!

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John Glover | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 10 2013 7:52 PM

Also on Lumia 920.

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 10 2013 9:53 PM

Bohuslav Wojnar:

Carlos Silva:
Microsoft announced earlier this week their plans to officially stop supporting both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014.

I don't know what you wanted to say by your post, but the information about the date of the end of support for the WP 7.8 and 8 just means we will have a new Windows Phone 9 soon. That's all. 

The point seems to me to be (and I realize i am comping at this a couple months late), MS has no continuity on the mobile platform. 6(I know the previous was never called 6 but i don;t remember it's proper name even though I had one of those phones) - 7 - 8. These are not iOS update like Windows OS or iOS updates. Many items running on the first generation of iPhones functions great still on  the current one. No Software that was on pre 7 phones worked on 7 phones. When 8 came out again there was a software barrier again (although it was easier to migrate code to make 7 apps into 8 apps). With this history and an announcement that support will ending leaves one to believe in Windows Phone 9  is under development it;s not going to share much with 7/8…. It is a pretty startling announcement in my mind about the equivalent of them saying we won't be supporting Windows 7/8 after next year… When it still hasn't fully dropped XP support all these years after it's discontinuation. That announcement is to me a slap in the face to everyone they are hoping to see phones to, and they have just in the last couple weeks started up a new TV AD, reminds me of back when their new flagship 7 phone was released and 2 weeks later it was announced it would't be upgradable to 8. Windows Phones have failed to gain a significant market share in no small part to their lack of continued support. If every year apple released an iOS all previous iPhones were not upgradable Apple would rightly have few iPhone users. Apple sheds what it sees as archaic code and hardware, but not in such away as to make transitions hard or force the majority of users to get a new computer/phone to continue using the latest software. In general Apple attempts to offer hardware/software support to computers five years old, i do believe first generation iPADs are not upgradable past iOS 5, but I know my old iPhone 3GS supports the latest IOS and it's 4 years old. 

-Dan

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 11 2013 2:45 AM

Dan Francis:

Bohuslav Wojnar:

Carlos Silva:
Microsoft announced earlier this week their plans to officially stop supporting both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014.

I don't know what you wanted to say by your post, but the information about the date of the end of support for the WP 7.8 and 8 just means we will have a new Windows Phone 9 soon. That's all. 

The point seems to me to be (and I realize i am comping at this a couple months late), MS has no continuity on the mobile platform. 6(I know the previous was never called 6 but i don;t remember it's proper name even though I had one of those phones) - 7 - 8. These are not iOS update like Windows OS or iOS updates. Many items running on the first generation of iPhones functions great still on  the current one. No Software that was on pre 7 phones worked on 7 phones. When 8 came out again there was a software barrier again (although it was easier to migrate code to make 7 apps into 8 apps). With this history and an announcement that support will ending leaves one to believe in Windows Phone 9  is under development it;s not going to share much with 7/8…. It is a pretty startling announcement in my mind about the equivalent of them saying we won't be supporting Windows 7/8 after next year… When it still hasn't fully dropped XP support all these years after it's discontinuation. That announcement is to me a slap in the face to everyone they are hoping to see phones to, and they have just in the last couple weeks started up a new TV AD, reminds me of back when their new flagship 7 phone was released and 2 weeks later it was announced it would't be upgradable to 8. Windows Phones have failed to gain a significant market share in no small part to their lack of continued support. If every year apple released an iOS all previous iPhones were not upgradable Apple would rightly have few iPhone users. Apple sheds what it sees as archaic code and hardware, but not in such away as to make transitions hard or force the majority of users to get a new computer/phone to continue using the latest software. In general Apple attempts to offer hardware/software support to computers five years old, i do believe first generation iPADs are not upgradable past iOS 5, but I know my old iPhone 3GS supports the latest IOS and it's 4 years old. 

-Dan

Dan, if I understand the situation properly, we have pre-WP8 times in Microsoft Mobile platform and post-WP8 times. There is no continuity between WP 7 and WP8. I don't think the situation with the new WP9 can be similar. The reason behind the WP8 was to build a new platform for the next generations of Microsoft mobile OS. The difference is that Apple entered the market quite late, while Microsoft have had already all kind of PDAs and WM phones etc (I used them for years). There had to be a moment of drawing line and starting a new platform. That's what I believe happened with the WP8 discontinuity. (And I had iPhone 3 and 4 and I have experienced a similar discontinuity of iOS).

Bohuslav

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Ken | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 5 2013 12:36 AM

Are Logos any closer to a WP8 app? I'm aware of other Bible apps for WP8 but I have too much invested in Logos to start buying the same resources from another source. So I'm still hoping Logos will look after its long-term users.

Ken

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Jerry | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 11 2013 12:37 PM

DITTO! I have a Lumia 920. Love it and it would be complete if I could get Logos.

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Dr Juan Jose Singh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 12 2013 9:06 PM

As Soon as Laridian get Spanish Bible Version, I will move to It.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 16 2013 1:32 AM

As it had been mentioned already, before we have a dedicated application for WP8, we can use mobile version of Biblia.com. It works great and gives us access to our Bibles and the rest of our electronic Library. IMHO it looks a better interim solution to me then buying another library, just for my Lumia.

Bohuslav

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What I'm about to suggest isn't a great solution but it is better than just launching Biblia.com in your phones browser.

Check out the app "Web Apps".  I made my own Biblia.com "app" that runs without the address bar and it also let me put a logo on it for a tile on my home screen.

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Anthony | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 25 2013 2:58 AM

I have also looked into the Laridian windows phone apps and I'm already interested.  I hope Logos gets the signal that they should be looking into what their current and paid customer are asking for instead of market shares.

I like to carry all my Logos or at least a select books like I see in Laridian on my Windows 8 smartphone as an accessible quick reference.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 25 2013 3:08 AM

Mark Groen:

What I'm about to suggest isn't a great solution but it is better than just launching Biblia.com in your phones browser.

Check out the app "Web Apps".  I made my own Biblia.com "app" that runs without the address bar and it also let me put a logo on it for a tile on my home screen.

Thank you Mark. I am anxious to see your application in the Store. I will let you know after I install it.

P.S. I think I misunderstood you. I realize now you are not speaking about the phone Store. OK. It would be great if you can give us more info about the application you use.

Bohuslav

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Eric Roberts | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 2 2013 11:22 PM

Bohuslav,

What Mark is talking about is the Windows 8 Phone app called "Webapps".  You can download it from the Windows Phone 8 app store.

From the Microsoft Windows Store description of the app:

"WebApps is the best way to discover and pin mobile web sites on your Windows Phone........"

I have had this app on my phone for a while, but did not realize that I could use it to create/pin a mobile website of my own choice to my Windows Phone device without using the browser.  I tried it with Biblia.com as Mark mentioned and I like it.  It is obviously not as good as having a complete Windows Phone 8 app as it is just the Biblia.com mobile website, but I do like it better than opening up the web browser to access the site.  I created my own custom tile and pinned it to my start screen with my other Bible apps and resources I use.   

I have been using Windows Phone devices since the First day Windows Phone 7 was released in the US, and me and my wife both use Windows Phone 8 Nokia 920 smartphones now.  It is the best mobile phone I have ever used, and I have been using them a long time.  Really happy with it.  I am hoping that as Windows Phone sales keep picking up that Logos will start to notice and begin working on a Phone app for the device.  Sales have been encouraging as the latest IDC report shows that year over year Windows Phone 8 out paced both Android and Iphone in sales growth!

https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24257413

I like my Windows 8 phone and will just try to keep patient until the app arrives.  Might looking at moving to the new Nokia 1020 phone next. 

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 4 2013 1:27 AM

Thank you Eric for your thorough answer. I really appreciate it. And welcome to the forums Smile

I share your excitement about the WP8 platform. After having a couple of iPhones, I switched to Nokia Lumia 820 and I love it. I hope that the new move of Microsoft with buying the Nokia Mobile division (announced a couple of days ago) will accelerate the platform even more.

...and hopefully we will see Logos application on the WP8 platform soon. 

Bohuslav

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Phil Bignill | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 7:15 AM
I fully agree. I have started using Laridian again because they are one company investing in the windows phone. I have found it easy to use with lots of good resources. I have been following the windows phone forum for years constantly living in hope, but I'm now really happy with Laridian.
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