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Michael Shute | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 22 2014 5:52 PM

How can I turn off the verse of the day image?  

How can I turn off the advertising on the home screen?  I paid a lot of money for Logos and don't want the any advertisements.

How come I have to go to the Home page every time I run the application?

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MD | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 11:35 AM

I'd also like to know how to turn off the verse of the day image.  Is there a way?

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Drew Hannay | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 12:01 PM

Michael Shute:

How can I turn off the verse of the day image?  

Currently, the verse of the day image cannot be turned off. I'm not sure if this will change in the future or not...I know some users have asked for this feature and there is an inquiry case open which asks if we want to add the ability to disable it, but for now it will always appear.

Michael Shute:

How can I turn off the advertising on the home screen?  I paid a lot of money for Logos and don't want the any advertisements.

You can hide individual news posts by pressing the "Hide" button on each post. There isn't a way to disable them altogether. I think it's worth noting that not all of the news posts are advertisements...sometimes there will be blog posts with interviews with authors or tips on how to use certain features of the Logos software.

Michael Shute:

How come I have to go to the Home page every time I run the application?

The home page loads every time you initially start the app. If you exit the app by pressing the "Home" button on your device, rather than pressing back repeatedly, when you resume the app, it will open right to where it was when you closed it, instead of the home page.

To its credit, the home page also offers another useful feature...it shows you a list of your "Daily Readings"...your current reading plans or devotionals. This lets you easily access your next readings right away when you open the app. In the future, we will be adding more items and features to the home page, making it more useful and hopefully making it something you want to see every time you start the app. Smile

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 12:17 PM

Well, if this evil-ish feature on Android 'slithers' over to iOS, then at least on my iOS's, Kindle's not going to have ANY competition.

I was going to put 'any competition on iOS'. But then I thought, why would I buy electronic and not be able to read on my iOS. So I expanded the Kindle-ness world to my PC too.

Goodness, Logos tries to be in your face.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Drew Hannay | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 1:07 PM

Denise:

Well, if this evil-ish feature on Android 'slithers' over to iOS, then at least on my iOS's, Kindle's not going to have ANY competition.

I'm not quite sure what you mean Denise...as far as I know, iOS has the same news items as Android...although iOS may not have the "Hide" buttons yet.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 1:15 PM

Maybe I misunderstood this thread .... being forced onto the home page.  And 'news items' is the slithering-talk for 'advertisements'.

Let's see. The final question of the OP. And the next to final answer from you.

I have maybe a hundred apps (paid).  The single one (for which I have a $15k investment) can't seem to get it into their head how to be courtious.

And can't imagine a user(s) that doesn't share their theology.

So far, Logos iOS pops to the library (used to pop to the last read but that silently changed).  I'm just saying if the Android feature slithers over, then Kindle will become my platform of choice (who knows how to be courtious and is a 'business').

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 1:35 PM

Denise:
being forced onto the home page

Hi Denise,

As Drew mentioned, if you are done using the Logos app just press the Home button on your device (whether Android or iOS) and the next time you use the app it will open at the same place.  http://screencast.com/t/lpkANqP1ms8 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 2:02 PM

Kevin ... no offense but yes, Drew mentioned that. And no, I don't keep Logos's (or any of my other apps) sitting there using the Home button.  Well behaved apps don't require it.

And no, I don't have any paid apps that insist on dumping me into the Home page with advertisements or as you guys call them 'news items'.  And I don't need your verse of the day either (which isn't to say I don't read a verse of the day).

I'm just saying a forced home page on iOS will mean no purchasing from Logos period.  I'm personally tired of in-your-face behavior that showed up in 2009 on L4, and now appears to be slithering toward the mobile platforms.  My recommendation in 2009 to Logos, and my recommendation now is to move Logos up to the next level by learning to respect the customer.  The phrase 'well, some users like' means create an option.  Wasn't that easy?

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 3:00 PM

Kevin Byford:

Denise:
being forced onto the home page

Hi Denise,

As Drew mentioned, if you are done using the Logos app just press the Home button on your device (whether Android or iOS) and the next time you use the app it will open at the same place.  http://screencast.com/t/lpkANqP1ms8 

Best practice is not to leave apps running in the background which this solution is suggesting.  Fine if i'm coming back to it in a few minutes, but say a couple of hours later, and in between I am going to use a whole bunch of other apps, then I am going to shut down completely the app and not leave it running in he background.  And when I relaunch it I want to come back to where I left it more often than not.  The Logos desktop program to borrow from Denise is well behaved.  The mobile app needs to learn the same and give the user the choice of opening to home page, library or to last session. 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 25 2014 7:18 AM

Just to correct one of my statements, iOS on iPhone/iPod initializes where you last left off (inside the resource).  iPad initializes in the library.  And I guess Android initializes on the Home Page.

Looks like either the coding isn't consistent or the design.  In any event, Kindle and all my other readers match 'reading' (returning you to the exact position you left it).  If I remember right, Logos used to be a 'book' company for 'reading'.  Amazon's still a 'book' company, thank goodness.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Lee Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 20 2014 12:30 PM

Hello All,

I really enjoy the option upon logon in windows to have logos return to my last layout instead of the home page, and I've been unsuccessful in researching on how to get my new android device to do this. Am I correct in reading here that that is not an option for the android? I notice that if I press "home" on my android as suggested here that the current layout is only retained as long as I keep logos open, but once I close logos and later reopen it, my previous layout is lost!!! Am I stuck with this situation?

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David Meyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 21 2014 11:37 AM

I've got to agree with the "News Feed" there is so much advertising in it as choke out any "News" among the thorns

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BriM | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 21 2014 2:40 PM

Drew Hannay:

Michael Shute:

How can I turn off the advertising on the home screen?  I paid a lot of money for Logos and don't want the any advertisements.

You can hide individual news posts by pressing the "Hide" button on each post. There isn't a way to disable them altogether. I think it's worth noting that not all of the news posts are advertisements...sometimes there will be blog posts with interviews with authors or tips on how to use certain features of the Logos software.

I tried using the "Hide" button but it's quite difficult to be precise with a tablet and I often end up clicking the advert rather than Hide by mistake. This defeats the object. In any case, why should I have to hide these wretched things one-by-one? I buy when I choose to buy. I don't want to see an advert every time I open my Bible.

Please provide an option to bypass the home page and go straight to where one last left off, even if the app has been closed and the tablet rebooted.

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 25 2014 4:41 PM

Agreed.

Drew/Kevin, Android and other developers et al...

As another developer of business apps, having features is nice, but the constant barrage of sales ads and stuff chokes any news and becomes burdensome. I have setup my profie to get most - if not all - via e-mail and to have it coing in in multiple areas is just plain rude of Logos. If folk want to see the ads then let them set their profile to have it e-mailed. Otherwise don't burden us with the ads. I consider it nothing more than spamming and to be frank has not caused me to purchase one additional resource.

As for apps behaving correctly...when an app is done being used it should politely close. I know you can create a way to save the spot some one was at, but it shouldn't remain in memory taking up resources. Portable devices are requiring more and more resources and developers need to understand that when we are done with an app, it needs to close cleanly.

 

Thanks for listening.

In Christ,

Ken

Dell Studio 1555; 15.6 True Life LCD; Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.20 GHz, 2M Cache, 800 MHz FSB ; 500GB 5400 HDD; 8GB RAM, Win 10, Chrome 70

http://wiki.logos.com/

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Willie Buck Merle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 26 2014 8:43 AM

"but the constant barrage of sales ads and stuff"

Oh really? I didn't realize that.

sincerely,
Every news website that you go to just read the story/article.

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 26 2014 12:28 PM

Willie, the point is data download levels...if you have an unlimited plan for data, I say go for it...but many people don't whether at home or on the road. Companies are putting more limits or charging for when you go over or worse yet throttle you back.

You may not like the word - barrage - but when it interfere's by creating more noise and makes getting to the meat harder it is annoying.

 

As for news...I use DRUDGE and it let's me pick an choose. Not as much noise there.

 

Peace

In Christ,

Ken

Dell Studio 1555; 15.6 True Life LCD; Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.20 GHz, 2M Cache, 800 MHz FSB ; 500GB 5400 HDD; 8GB RAM, Win 10, Chrome 70

http://wiki.logos.com/

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Willie Buck Merle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 26 2014 6:11 PM

K, just my sense of humor.

But what I was thinking is: Logos could offer VOTD as it is today for those who wish for credit/coupons/promos.. disable (un-enable) for the rest. Just split the loaf in two.

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 27 2014 10:47 AM

Agreed

In Christ,

Ken

Dell Studio 1555; 15.6 True Life LCD; Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.20 GHz, 2M Cache, 800 MHz FSB ; 500GB 5400 HDD; 8GB RAM, Win 10, Chrome 70

http://wiki.logos.com/

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Corinne Beine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 23 2014 6:54 PM

I understand that the daily devotion/verse can't be turned off.  Instead, is it possible to make the top portion of the screen larger so more of the bible is visible and the daily stuff doesn't take up so much room?  

CB53

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Drew Hannay | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 9:29 AM

The next beta of the Android apps will allow many of the home page sections to be enabled and disabled by the user, including the Verse of the Day section.

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