Gospel Library Version 2.3 for Android Released Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Thursday, 15 November 2012

Gospel Library for Android Version 2.3 was released today. If you already have Gospel Library installed on your Android device, you should be prompted to install the update. The following new features are included in Gospel Library Version 2.3.

Study Notebook for Viewing All Annotations

Although you could make annotations previously on Gospel Library content, version 2.3 introduces a Study Notebook view that consolidates all your highlights, links, notes, journal entries, and tags in one view.

To view the Study Notebook, tap the App Home button , and then tap Study Notebook.

This consolidated view of all your annotations is similar to the Notes and Journal view on LDS.org.

As long as you're logged in with your LDS Account, all of your annotations sync to LDS.org, and likewise, your annotations on LDS.org sync to your Gospel Library app.

New Annotation Types: Tags and Links.

You can now annotate content with two new types of annotations: tags and links.

Tags are keywords that you add to a passage to group it with other passages dealing with the same topic. For example, if you're studying about "testimony," you could tag all passages you read related to this concept with the tag "testimony." Then when you tap the "testimony" tag in your Study Notebook, you can see all the passages. In short, tagging helps you organize your highlights into related groups.

Links are cross-references. When you add a link to a passage, you connect it with another passage to identify a relationship between the two. For example, you might link a verse in 3 Nephi with a verse in the New Testament if you find some connection between the two verses.

Improved Related Content Area for Viewing Footnotes and Annotations

When you read content in your library, your annotations appear in a Related Content window, integrated with the official footnotes for the content. The Related Content window now integrates all the notes, links, tags, footnotes, and other information into the same window.

On tablets, the Related Content window appears to the right of your content. On mobile devices, the Related Content window appears below the content.

The Related Content window has various icons to denote the type of annotations: 

(Notes)

(Links)

(Tags)

To open the Related Content window, open some content in your library, and then tap the Menu button and tap Related Content.

Translation in Many New Languages

The Gospel Library interface has been translation into numerous languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Fijian, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Cebuano, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Samoan, Tagalog, and Tongan.

If your Android device's operating system loads in one of these languages, Gospel Library will automatically load that language for its interface. (Some additional languages also have partial interface translations.)

In addition to these interface languages, you can download library content in more than 40 languages.

Other Updates and Bug Fixes

In addition the previously mentioned features, version 2.3 includes numerous bug fixes and minor updates, including:

  • Improved catalog updates
  • Improved content updates
  • Improved indexing process
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

New Help Material

Along with the other updates in version 2.3, new help material is also available. You can now view a Gospel Library for Android How-to Guide (PDF).

You can also view a mobile version of this help material from the app by tapping Menu > Help > Online Help.

This launches a mobile view of the help material in your device's browser. Alternatively, go directly to https://ue.ldschurch.org/mobile/gla.

 

Comments  

 
# Chris G. 2012-11-16 15:07
Do we have an update on finding the lost videos sometime soon? I used to use them for trainings all the time and miss doing so.
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-11-16 20:56
Chris, can you remind me what lost videos you're referring to? Is this related to Gospel Library for Android's "Other" category in the library or something?
 
 
# Tiago Vieira 2012-11-17 02:18
And to have the same iOS update?
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-11-17 08:33
Tiago, the iOS version already has most of these features.
 
 
# Gary C 2012-11-18 17:59
Love new updates, but it would be helpful as you add annotations to your scriptures that as you reread them, that there is some type of symbol letting you know you put a note for that scripture. If you have marked 300 scriptures I don't want to have to look in the Study Helps to know where they are.
 
 
# Dammon Burden 2012-11-18 18:42
Quoting Gary C:
Love new updates, but it would be helpful as you add annotations to your scriptures that as you reread them, that there is some type of symbol letting you know you put a note for that scripture. If you have marked 300 scriptures I don't want to have to look in the Study Helps to know where they are.


Gary, they should show up online, iOS devices, and Android... without going to the annotations. The symbol is the color you choose.

I love how if there are multiple notes/highlighting together, they pop-out so you can sift through them quickly and easily!
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-11-20 15:33
Gary, besides the highlight, there's also a color square to the side of the highlight. Click that to view any notes for that highlight.
 
 
# Gary W Crow 2013-01-12 14:02
Quoting Tom Johnson:
Gary, besides the highlight, there's also a color square to the side of the highlight. Click that to view any notes for that highlight.


I don,t Want to have to click on the color square or have study notes open to see if I wrote a note on a particular scripture. I would like a check mark or something next to the color box, to indicate I made a note. In the LDS Scripture app any notes made show up on the page just like it would in your scriptures.
 
 
# shazebict.com 2013-02-18 01:18
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# John Phippen 2012-11-19 07:56
The App stopped working on my Kindle Fire -- it got stuck on a loading screen -- so I deleted it with the thought that'd I'd re-install it. However, it's not to be found on Amazon's site. Any news on this front?
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-11-20 15:34
John, I'm not sure why it's not on Amazon's site. You can also side load the app from ldsmobiletester.com/android.
 
 
# David Casady 2012-11-22 10:42
Love the update! Would it be possible to have a single link mark both references? For example, if I create a link from A to B, my link shows in A but not in B. If I want both references to link to each other, I have to create the link in A then open B and create the link again.

Hope this makes sense. Thanks!!!
 
 
# Mike Groves 2012-11-23 15:29
You might want to rephrase your article title, perhaps to "Gospel Library Version 2.3 for Android Released". At first glance I thought you were releasing something for the Android 2.3 platform.
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-12-03 20:51
Thanks for the tip, Mike. I updated the title with your recommendation.
 
 
# Brad O. 2012-11-24 12:16
I love the page numbers for the manuals. They are very helpful during a lesson. Thank you!! I'm using LDS Tools on my Motorola Xoom tablets and Galaxy Nexus and all is working great. The audio and video are also fantastic!!!
 
 
# Brad O. 2012-11-24 12:17
Quoting Brad O.:
I love the page numbers for the manuals. They are very helpful during a lesson. Thank you!! I'm using LDS Tools on my Motorola Xoom tablets and Galaxy Nexus and all is working great. The audio and video are also fantastic!!!


I meant Gospel Library, but LDS Tools for Android is great too. :)
 
 
# Michael Joseph Wells 2013-02-24 22:32
I cant get page numbers to work. Do I have to do something to get them to show up?
 
 
# Jace 2012-11-25 21:40
Will this version be uploaded to the BlackBerry PlayBook App World soon?

Thanks!
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-12-03 20:51
Jace, BlackBerry development is alive but tends to lag behind the more popular apps. Sorry I don't have any more info on that.
 
 
# Derek Baker 2013-02-03 09:00
Quoting Tom Johnson:
Jace, BlackBerry development is alive but tends to lag behind the more popular apps. Sorry I don't have any more info on that.


Tom, the BlackBerry Playbook can often utilize an Android app. They can be side loaded if someone knows how to convert it to a .bar file (I don't unfortunately). They also can be ported to the BlackBerry app world. The Android version of Gospel Library is in BlackBerry App World, but not this updated version.
 
 
# gunny 2012-11-29 05:14
I still cant download liahona 1987 oct-dec and  feb 1985 i have tired downloading latest build uninstall everything. How come i cant dowload do you have any ideas.
 
 
# John Finlay 2013-02-19 13:04
Any news on Gospel Library for Microsoft Surface?
 
 
# David Evans Williams 2013-02-26 21:29
We cannot get March - December lessons for Come Follow Me on the Gospel Library Android Application? Can you tell us why or how to download these for the APP? Thanks, David E. Williams
 
 
# Nathan Dickamore 2013-02-27 10:13
Quoting David Evans Williams:
We cannot get March - December lessons for Come Follow Me on the Gospel Library Android Application? Can you tell us why or how to download these for the APP? Thanks, David E. Williams


This are difficult to convert over to a mobile format and take much manual manipulation. We are hoping to get them out this week. Possibly even today. Sorry for the delay.
 
 
# neil Lawrence 2013-04-21 11:48
I Would love to be able to have the same annotations synced between my Spanish and English versions of the Scriptures.
 
 
# Shelley Stevens 2013-06-02 17:37
Not sure if this is the right forum...I am a CSM with lds.org. I have seen the new format for the Gospel Library app that is in beta testing and would like to know how to become a tester??? I would like to get to know this app inside and out so as to be able to address comments when they come in to lds.org once the app has been released.
 

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