Android Suite 4.0.8 Stable Release

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Kevin Byford | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 26 2013 9:22 AM

The Android team is pleased to announce the 4.0.8 stable release of the Bible, Biblia, FSB, Verbum and Vyrso apps.

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.
  • App Info – Which app you are using. (Bible, Biblia, Faithlife Study Bible, Verbum or Vyrso)
  • Device Info – (Nexus 7, Motorola Triumph, Droid Bionic, Kindle Fire (1st gen))
  • Android Version – (2.3, 3.x, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4)

Versions in this release:

Biblia 4.0.8 (Build 160)
Bible 4.0.8 (Build 160)
Faithlife Study Bible 4.0.8 (Build 160)
Verbum 4.0.8 (Build 160)
Vyrso 4.0.8 (Build 160)

New! 

Sleek, user-friendly design
Streamlined navigation with quick access to features from anywhere in the app
Simplified homepage
Updated reading plans indicate progress
Two-finger scrolling
Multicontent reading view
View and create new reading plans and notes; create notes that aren’t tied to a resource or passage
View favorites and histories created in the desktop version
NFC functionality lets you share notes, references, and more
Mobile Ed course accessibility

If your device does not provide access to the Google Play store (e.g. the Kindle Fire), you may manually download the latest APK using these direct download links:

Stable Download Links

Bible App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Logos/stable/index.html
Biblia App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Biblia/stable/index.html
Faithlife Study Bible App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Faithlife/stable/index.html
Verbum App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Verbum/stable/index.html
Vyrso App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Vyrso/stable/index.html

 

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LaRosa Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 26 2013 9:53 AM

Congrats on the release! It was a pleasure to beta test this round Yes

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David Pereira | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 26 2013 9:45 PM
Great, new release!! Thanks. I love the re-organized menu.
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Antonius | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 6:23 AM

Thank you so much to all the users who did beta testing for this version of the app.

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Matthew Godwin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 9:50 AM

Wow - this is amazing. Thanks for all of the work behind the scenes

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 2:00 PM

Smile Yes

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Daniel NM | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 2:46 PM

Thank you for this new release! Big Smile The new layout and menu is a welcome addition. I was hesitant to update on my older phone, but now that I did and see how well it works, I am glad I did.

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Daniel M | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 1:16 AM

A significant improvement! Yes

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Alan | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 7:09 AM

Great update. Can anyone explain what the "Multicontent reading view" is?

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Drew Hannay | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 9:17 AM

Alan:

Great update. Can anyone explain what the "Multicontent reading view" is?

This is referring to the fact that you can now have note documents, reading plan documents, passage guides, text comparison panels, and word study panels in the split screen reading view.

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 10:01 PM

Kevin Byford:
4.0.8 stable release

Love this interface!

So much easier to discover functionality.

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 29 2013 12:54 AM

The changes are great but I am having a lot of crashes. I'm on 4.0.8.1 (build 162).

Kevin Byford:

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.
    Upon opening a book to read and sometimes from the home page. Usually if I can get reading for a while it is fine, but it frequently crashes just after starting.
  • App Info – Which app you are using. (Bible, Biblia, Faithlife Study Bible, Verbum or Vyrso) Bible
  • Device Info – (Nexus 7, Motorola Triumph, Droid Bionic, Kindle Fire (1st gen)) HTC Explorer
  • Android Version – (2.3, 3.x, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4) Android 2.3.5

EDIT: Today, since having acquired and downloaded additional books, crashes are constant. I've crashed over a dozen times since making this post. Rebooting the phone did not help.

EDIT2: I rolled back to 4.0.8, which is far more stable. Ironically, I only installed 4.0.8.1 because Android pushed through the update & your description said it "fixed possible crashes."

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 29 2013 5:12 AM

After working fine for an hour, 4.0.8 is now also crashing frequently for me. I'm just trying to read books, but turning the page or trying to navigate is causing it to crash.

Hopefully a fix will be forthcoming soon...

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 29 2013 6:46 AM

Wow...the update is really special and wonderful.  Thanks for all your hard work on this Logos.  I got thrown out a couple of times but I like the promise of this new interface and slide from the left front page.

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Gabe Martin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 29 2013 10:39 AM

Sean:

After working fine for an hour, 4.0.8 is now also crashing frequently for me. I'm just trying to read books, but turning the page or trying to navigate is causing it to crash.

Could you put your device in airplane mode and disable Wi-Fi and before starting the app? 

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RAusdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 29 2013 3:55 PM

Kevin Byford:

The Android team is pleased to announce the 4.0.8 stable release of the Bible, Biblia, FSB, Verbum and Vyrso apps.

 

If your device does not provide access to the Google Play store (e.g. the Kindle Fire), you may manually download the latest APK using these direct download links:

Stable Download Links

Bible App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Logos/stable/index.html
Biblia App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Biblia/stable/index.html
Faithlife Study Bible App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Faithlife/stable/index.html
Verbum App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Verbum/stable/index.html
Vyrso App — http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Vyrso/stable/index.html

 

I just started playing with the old version of the Bible app a couple of weeks ago using a 1st gen Kindle Fire 7" and a borrowed Kindle Fire HD 8.9", which don't have access to the Google Play store.  So I was surprised (pleasantly) a couple of days ago when in the middle of a Bible app session, I was booted out of my session and the new version of the app automagically installed.

I'm not complaining--I like the new interface much better than the old one, but based on the note above about needing to manually download the latest APK file if using devices like the Kindles that don't have access to the Google Play store, I'm confused as to why/how the update took place on the Kindles.  It happened on both devices.

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RAusdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 29 2013 4:10 PM

Logos Android team,

Thank you for this latest release!  Wonderful new interface!  Some very handy new features!

There are still a couple of items on my wish-list that I really, really, really hope make it into the next release that I was going to request, but decided to hold off (for at least a few days) and just bask in the wonderful improvements you made in this release.  Big SmileYesYesBig Smile

Thanks so much!  Your efforts are really appreciated!!! 

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 1 2013 4:56 AM

Well done Logos team! This is a huge step forward! YesYesYesSmile

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 2 2013 4:57 PM

This may be a dumb question, but I was not able to find a solution, checking the settings page etc.

How do I set the Bible app to jump straight into reading pane, past the home page?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 2 2013 10:54 PM

Lee:
How do I set the Bible app to jump straight into reading pane, past the home page?

I find that if I leave the app when in the reading pane it opens up in the reading pane.

Are you seeing something different?

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