My Logos Mobile Store Experience

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 13 2021 12:41 PM

I rarely use the IOS mobile app store.  Today, I decided to allow about one minute to find a book on compassion. 

  1. Intuitively, I selected the hamburger menu.
  2. At the bottom of the "Popular" section, I found "Store."  Good.
  3. Opening the store, was met with "Logos Fundamentals."  What?  I already own everything in that plus a good deal more.
  4. I glanced around for a Search box, magnifying glass, something.  I found nothing.
  5. I scrolled to the very bottom, baffled. No way to search anywhere obvious. Should I give up?  Not I! 
  6. Taking a quick long shot, I expanded "All Resources." Aha!  A search field!
  7. I typed compassion.  No results. Should I give up?  Not I! 
  8. I must have done something wrong. Maybe All Resources somehow wasn't really from the store. Maybe I somehow ended up in Advert-ville. I hunted here and there for another way to the real store.  Should I give up?  Not I! 
  9. Undaunted, I went to the home page.  Hunted here and there, and finally clicked the Settings Gear. Yes! I see "Store!"  Confident I might have a better store experience, I clicked the Store. Absolutely nothing happened.  Then I remembered that I was editing Sections on the Home page.  My dumb.  However, I did add "Store" to my Home Page.
  10. I clicked store from the home page.  To know more about this new store experience goto #3 above, elseif you don't want to know more, then continue.
  11. I gave up on the mobile app store and opened the store on my PC.  The website worked great!

Short version:

1. Searching the store on my phone is a pain to use, and results returned are a fraction of what is available. 

2. Why?

3. Suggestion.  Add a magnifying glass to the top left of the main store screen.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 13 2021 12:59 PM

Hmmm .... I missed search too.

I also didn't realize mobile prices are inflated over web prices. And they just moved the store button forward. Hope folks don't use it.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 13 2021 1:34 PM

GaoLu:

Searching the store on my phone is a pain to use, and results returned are a fraction of what is available. Why?

Apple does not allow apps such as Logos to sell resources without the app giving Apple a significant cut. The resources available on the Faithlife iOS App Store are intentionally limited. They are primarily there for mobile only users to help bring them into FL ecosphere. 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 13 2021 2:19 PM

JT (alabama24):
Apple does not allow apps such as Logos to sell resources without the app giving Apple a significant cut.

I recognize this. I'd just be plenty PO'd if I bought Navarre Bible for $299 on FL's app, and the same app developer (FL) sells it for $219. I think a west coast court recently rulled against Apple's no-refer rule. But I'm glad (and FL is glad) I don't work for them ... too much slippery this and that.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 13 2021 4:07 PM

Make the "Store" be a browser link to open the FL store online. Everyone wins. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 14 2021 5:57 AM

GaoLu:
Make the "Store" be a browser link to open the FL store online.

The rules may be in the process of changing, but that was NOT allowed. It would have been grounds for Apple to pull the app. 

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