Must have for Youth Gospel Library

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drormsby
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Must have for Youth Gospel Library

Postby drormsby » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:32 pm

Is there any way to have Gospel Library have a setting to disable the phone while the app is on? This way the kids can use their scriptures and not be quite as distracted. Thanks, Dan (Teachers Quorum adviser) :D

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Re: Must have for Youth Gospel Library

Postby lmcguire » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:23 am

I fully understand the desire. Even if they added this, it would have to be an option which you could use your agency to enable or disable - so why add the option when your agency and the existing phone features would work just as well?

I'm thinking a polite reminder from the teacher + the example and teachings of their parents + counsel from an apostle* + agency might be a better option.

* https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/ ... d?lang=eng
"And consider putting your smartphone or your tablet in airplane mode for the entire Sunday block. You will still have your scriptures, general conference talks, hymnbook, and manuals, but you will not be distracted by incoming text messages or push notifications."
"Be Still, and Know That I Am God" by Elder M. Russell Ballard

If it's really needed, you could take a part of a class to teach all the students how to do this, checking that each one understands how to follow the counsel of an Apostle... :)

Just my opinion.

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Re: Must have for Youth Gospel Library

Postby ToManyLetters » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:22 am

A feature like this would need to be implemented in the operating system, not the app. As lmcguire pointed out, too, agency is rather important. Locking them out of the rest of their phones won't actually fix their desire to learn.
Have a bug to report for Gospel Library for Windows v4? Check the Known Issues to see if it's been reported. (https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Gospel_Library_for_Windows_Preview_Issues)
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Re: Must have for Youth Gospel Library

Postby russellhltn » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:51 am

ToManyLetters wrote:A feature like this would need to be implemented in the operating system, not the app.

Or, to put it another way, the OS may not allow an app to have that much power over the entire device.
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Re: Must have for Youth Gospel Library

Postby ToManyLetters » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:04 pm

Precisely. Something like that may be available on custom ROMS for Android, but such a feature would pose far too large of a security risk for inclusion in a general release of a mobile operating system.
Have a bug to report for Gospel Library for Windows v4? Check the Known Issues to see if it's been reported. (https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Gospel_Library_for_Windows_Preview_Issues)
Also visit the FAQ. (tech.lds.org/wiki/Gospel_Library_for_Windows_8_FAQ)


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