The $ value of the mobile apps to Logos

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 23 2014 10:29 AM

I wanted the folks at Logos to know that many of my recent purchases were motivated largely by knowing I could read these resources on my iPad. Without having access to at least the reading, highlighting, and note-taking ability this app gives me I probably would not have spent the money.

So if Logos wonders if their mobile apps generate any revenue, may I say that from my experience that they do. They are not just another way to use what I already own. They help motivate me to make the decision to buy.

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Benjamin Varghese | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 10:32 AM

Yes

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 10:47 AM

Well said Mark.  I buy because of the ability to read on the go on the mobile app.

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Keith Larson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 10:55 AM

Yes

Speaking of mobile apps I just want to pass on what a big difference an anti-glare screen protector has made on my iPad. Does take away for the brilliance of the color, but I rarely use my Kindle anymore. Eye strain is a thing of the past! Just thought I would pass this along, as some people are concerned that the Logos apps don't run on e-ink devices.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 11:07 AM

I'm wondering what precipitated this thread?  Normally, it'd be internal corporate chit-chat that the apps don't pay.  At least that's the common theme among the companies I've dealt with (ditto the question of various types of advertising).

But surely the new money-changing tables next to the gorgeous retina shopping cart will help out.  Or is that the reason?

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 11:54 AM

Mark Smith:
I wanted the folks at Logos to know that many of my recent purchases were motivated largely by knowing I could read these resources on my iPad.

The same is true for me. Being able to read on my ipad mini is amazing.

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It is a combination case and stand that works in many positions. Even the ipad mini is heavy enough that holding it for long periods of time is a pain. I use mine with Apple's Smart Cover.

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Scott | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 2:58 PM

Agreed.  Access via mobile apps is an imperative.

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 3:38 PM

Mark Smith:

I wanted the folks at Logos to know that many of my recent purchases were motivated largely by knowing I could read these resources on my iPad. Without having access to at least the reading, highlighting, and note-taking ability this app gives me I probably would not have spent the money.

So if Logos wonders if their mobile apps generate any revenue, may I say that from my experience that they do. They are not just another way to use what I already own. They help motivate me to make the decision to buy.

I wholeheartedly agree. However, as you are perhaps well aware not all resources are created equal. Where some work with your mobile device others do not. This is a source of angst for me.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 4:25 PM

Beloved:
Where some work with your mobile device others do not. This is a source of angst for me.

Definitely, and I'd love to see improvements to the app itself to bring in other features of the desktop program.

However, for reading I certainly prefer the Logos app even as is, and that's what is often now influencing my spending on additional Logos resources.

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Paul C | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 4:34 PM

Mark Smith:
Definitely, and I'd love to see improvements to the app itself to bring in other features of the desktop program.
For some the trick is Logos conforming to the existing technology. For others it is new technology better conforming to Logos. I was stubborn, and waited til ultra-portable tablet/phones were available with Windows 8. Now we can have the full desktop app on tablets. The platform has not fully evolved, But I find it preferable to  "stripped down apps." Smile

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 5:46 PM

Paul, that is definitely an option now. I do need a pretty tricked out laptop for other programs so will probably be a two device user for the foreseeable future. Those who carry smart phones will also want a robust mobile app. That said, reading is my main activity on the Logos app. but not my only one.

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Paul C | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 6:09 PM

Mark Smith:
so will probably be a two device user for the foreseeable future.
I concur. I maintain a Lenovo x220t convertible tablet/laptop. It has i7, 160 ssd and 8g ram. (expandable to 16g) It is somewhat portable at under 4 lbs. The Dell venue 8 pro is the pocket portable I prefer (at about 3/4 lb.) The new Atom processor allows 2g ram to function quite snappily. 

It just works best for me that they both run the same app.

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Into Grace | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 6:36 PM

Every time we use Logos we are logged in. Logos probably keeps stats. Mobile users probably account for over 50% of use. It might be close to 70%.

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J.P Goulet | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 6:41 PM

Yes

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Paul C | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 6:43 PM

That's one of the beauties of the desktop app on a tablet/phone. You have access to your library off-line. ...And no data fees.

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 6:45 PM

Mark Smith:
reading is my main activity on the Logos app.

I read a ton, so my Kindle Fire HD is my constant companion when I'm on the go. I start my day with prayer and devotions which is on my Kindle, the devotional is not a Logos resource. I'm reading Boice Philippians on my Kindle and also a secular history book on the MLK years. When I get home from work I'm usually doing alot of searching against bible reading on my Dell laptop it can be slow but it gets me there. 

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Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 23 2014 9:28 PM

I agree with the value of the mobile apps. They make Logos purchases reasonable options for me. If they added an "export-to-Kindle" feature, then the Logos format would be a no-brainer. As it is I still sometimes buy books from Amazon.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 24 2014 4:22 AM

Mitchell:
If they added an "export-to-Kindle" feature, then the Logos format would be a no-brainer. As it is I still sometimes buy books from Amazon.

For me, I'd like a Kindle "export to Logos" feature. ;)

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Schumitinu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 24 2014 4:55 AM

Logos could simply be extended to read other e-book formats like kindle etc. They would be similar to vyrso books, no tagging etc.

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Mike W | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 24 2014 7:23 AM

Mark Smith:
reading is my main activity on the Logos app. but not my only one.

Yes I find that I use the web apps and the mobile apps almost exclusively for Logos. At this time I won't buy a book or resource that isn't available on mobile. 

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