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Brian Vogelesang | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 14 2014 11:40 AM

I noticed that Logos is available to download for my android phone, but I am unable to download anything but Biblia software for the chrome OS.  Will Logos ever be available for the Chrome OS like it is for the Android mobile OS?  This information will help me make some decisions as to future purchases.  Thanks!

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 14 2014 11:47 AM

I cant speak for Logos, but the usual response is unlikely unless the market share warrants it., so I wouldn't hold my breath 

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Brian Vogelesang | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 14 2014 11:50 AM

Gotcha. Thanks Dominic

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David Loo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 9:58 AM

Just to add a few more comments to Logos on Chrome OS. You need to know that Chrome OS runs only on a specific type of hardware (Google Chromebooks, etc.) Also, Chrome OS is nothing more than the Google Chrome browser, running on top of Linux. Chrome OS depends on an Internet connection, and whatever you can run in the Chrome browser, you can run in Chrome OS. So in fact, if you have any laptop (Windows or Mac) and you install the Chrome browser, you have the equivalent of Chrome OS. In addition to that, you also have literally hundreds of thousands of other applications that you can run, with or without an Internet connection. Thus, I don't see the point of Chrome OS at all, other than maybe a much less expensive price (though even that supposed advantage is very debatable).

Back to your question on Logos for Chrome OS: Logos will have to create what's called a Packaged App on Google's Packaged App Platform. These apps are actually just web-applications, but packaged in such a way that you don't see the address bar, tabs, etc. Unless Logos Bible Software creates a web-based version of the app, it's highly unlikely we'll ever see anything for Chrome OS. If they do create a web-based version of Logos, then anyone with a browser, on any platform, will be able to run the app. But like I said above, I don't really see the point of Chrome OS, and I certainly will not recommend using it.

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 2:59 PM

you can: http://biblia.com/books/esv/Jn1.1

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Brian Vogelesang | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 3:06 PM

I looked into Biblia, and there is so much missing that I felt it was hardly a suitable alternative.  Thanks for the post though.

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 8:29 PM

http://bible.faithlife.com seems slightly more polished to me, but still no mobile app, unfortunately Biblia and Faithlife are likely going to be your only options for Chrome, unless someone comes up with a way to run Android apps on Chrome, which is a distinct possibility.

-Dan

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 27 2014 8:25 PM

Creating a "webapp" for the Chrome store for Biblia has been done, but not for bible.faithflife.com. I'd love to see this done and it looks like a simple, trivial thing that could get done in an afternoon by the fine coders at Logos.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/biblia/ajdmaiidpacnehmabmpjdbkhkhgckcfb For Biblia

To respond to another post that said Chromebooks are just Chrome Browser on top of linux and that they're dependent on the Internet is not entirely accurate. There's a lot one can do offline on Chromebook until a web connection becomes available. And the OS is a bit more than just Chrome Browser on top of basic Linux. It has a file browser, something iOS doesn't have. It runs great on basic hardware and so its very fast and reliable. And the OS is so easy to use and setup. I can wipe my Chromebook and reinstall all of my webapps in about ten minutes. I can't even reformat a Windows or Mac computer in that time let alone reinstall everything.

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