Android Reader Suite 6.2.1 Stable Release Notes

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Faithlife Announcements | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 21 2018 3:53 PM

The Android team is pleased to announce the 6.2.1 Stable release of the Bible, Biblia, FSB, Verbum, Faithlife Ebooks and Noet apps.

The apps should be available soon in the Google Play store and sometime tomorrow in the Amazon Store.

If you discover any issues please create a new post and include the following info:

Description – How were you using the app when the problem occurred?
Reproduction Steps - Clearly explain how to reproduce the issue.
App Info – Which app you are using (Bible, Biblia, Faithlife Study Bible, Noet, Verbum or Faithlife Ebooks).
Device Info – (Nexus 7, Motorola Triumph, Droid Bionic, Kindle Fire HDX).
Android Version – (5.0, 5.1, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x).

Versions in this release:

Biblia 6.2.1 (Build 0076)
Bible 6.2.1 (Build 0076)
Faithlife Study Bible 6.2.1 (Build 0076)
Noet 6.2.1 (Build 0076)
Verbum 6.2.1 (Build 0076)
Faithlife Ebooks 6.2.1 (Build 0076)

Google Play direct download links:

Logos - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidlogos 
Faithlife Study Bible - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidfaithlife 
Biblia - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidbiblia 
Faithlife Ebooks - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidvyrso 
Verbum - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logos.androidverbum 
Noet - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noet.reader

Amazon Store direct download links:

Logos - http://www.amazon.com/Logos-Bible-Software/dp/B0062RM1VQ 
Faithlife Study Bible - http://www.amazon.com/Logos-Bible-Software-Faithlife-Study/dp/B007XYDE5O 
Biblia - http://www.amazon.com/Logos-Bible-Software-Biblia/dp/B007XWM7XQ 
Noet - http://www.amazon.com/Logos-Bible-Software-Classics-Research/dp/B00HK581D 

New

- Resource scrubber for fast navigation
- Adaptive app icons for newer Android versions

Improved

- Text selection handles

Fixed

- Offline Notes/Highlights
- Offline Search result navigation
- Duplicate text in popup references
- Share verse from kebab menu
- Re-enable FSB dynamic translation feature for resources in the same worksheet
- Start audio automatically when Play requested
- Show audio controls in correct worksheet

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 22 2018 4:54 PM

On both Kindle Fire 10 (latest generation) & Samsung S7 platforms, a giant new scroll now pops up when I touch the screen in a resource. This scroll bar is so big it hides 2 lines of text on my tablet &  phone (whether held in portrait or landscape orientation). Prior comments in this forum have already pointed out how un-useful a scroll bar is. It's just too hard to control moving around in a resource--even on a desktop (never mind a handheld device). 

For those of us who can't use the scrollbar,  please consider making it optional (yes, I know I can touch the screen again & both it & the menu go away, but I don't want to give up the screen real estate while choosing a menu option).

As a separate issue, the app still takes 1-2 minutes to start. The latest app hasn't stalled, yet, for which I'm thankful. Thanks for any help on startup time. 

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 25 2018 7:59 PM

Can you add an option to hide the "Resource scrubber for fast navigation?" I'm assuming that is referring to the slider that appears toward the top of the screen. It makes the screen look really busy now and takes up too much space. I'd like to have the other options visible (tabs, library, etc) without having the "scrubber" showing. How many different ways to we really need to navigate the app anyway? Remember we have limited real estate on our smartphone screens. Sometimes less is more.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 25 2018 8:07 PM

Kiyah:
Can you add an option to hide the "Resource scrubber for fast navigation?"

Yes

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James McAdams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 26 2018 5:31 AM

Kiyah:

Can you add an option to hide the "Resource scrubber for fast navigation?" I'm assuming that is referring to the slider that appears toward the top of the screen. It makes the screen look really busy now and takes up too much space. I'd like to have the other options visible (tabs, library, etc) without having the "scrubber" showing. How many different ways to we really need to navigate the app anyway? Remember we have limited real estate on our smartphone screens. Sometimes less is more.

The option to hide it would be ok, but I'd hate to see this option go. I basically stopped using the mobile app for any book other than the bible when this feature was temporarily removed during the upgrade. It's by far the easiest way to see where you are in a book. If you have a book without page numbers, it's basically the only way.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 26 2018 6:48 AM

Kiyah:
How many different ways to we really need to navigate the app anyway?

To add some background: Resources like Bibles are fairly easy to navigate since you can use the verse picker. Other resources are more challenging, especially long, non versified resources without a good TOC. This is especially true for edition:e resources. Imagine if you had an 800 page book and the only means to navigate were to turn pages one at a time! That would be fine if you were only ever reading it from front to back! The resource scrubber is an essential feature!

Kiyah:
Remember we have limited real estate on our smartphone screens. Sometimes less is more.

Which is why you can tap the screen and eliminate all menus! 

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 26 2018 7:21 AM

JT (alabama24):

Which is why you can tap the screen and eliminate all menus! 

I know you can tap the screen, but as I said, I want to be able to see the options like the tab and library buttons without also seeing the "scrubber." I use those menu options a lot and the "scrubber" takes up space and makes the screen look cluttered. It's placement towards the top of the screen draws your eyes toward it which makes it distracting and annoying.

I just want options. I can see how it can be useful for books, but I mostly use the app for the bible so I'd like to be able to hide something I'm likely not to use very frequently.

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StephenMcC | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 26 2018 1:29 PM

I am using the Logos App Android Version on a Samsung Galaxy phone. The Notes and highlighting sync fine to desktop but every time I open the book to continue reading on the App the resource opens on first page and I have to scroll down to find where I got to.

Are others having the issue? In the previous version it opened where I had read to (I think! because I don't remember having this issue).

Stephen

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Liam Maguire | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 27 2018 7:26 AM

When can we expect interlinear line toggle support on Android? It has been around on iOS for what must be several years, but still available for Android reader apps. Why is this?

Currently, all of my interlinear's are functionally unusable on my Android device. 

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Alexander Moch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 27 2018 10:22 AM

StephenMcC:

I am using the Logos App Android Version on a Samsung Galaxy phone. The Notes and highlighting sync fine to desktop but every time I open the book to continue reading on the App the resource opens on first page and I have to scroll down to find where I got to.

Are others having the issue?

Yes, i assume all (android)-users are affected. See also:

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/163495.aspx

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