Sync Between Devices

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ThomasLDS01
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Sync Between Devices

Postby ThomasLDS01 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:50 am

Are there any plans to offer the ability to sync where you are reading between devices like whispersync does for the kindle app.

Would be nice not to have to manually advance the tablet in the evening after reading on the phone whilst out for example.

Thomas

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Re: Sync Between Devices

Postby GreyWolf68 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:47 am

If you sign in to the app with your LDS Account, you can sync bookmarks across devices. A device must be connected to the internet either through wi-fi or cellular to sync.

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Re: Sync Between Devices

Postby ThomasLDS01 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:01 am

If I sign in on both devices it will copy over any highlights and notes I've made.

However if I have a screen open on my tablet reading 1st Nephi 20 say before bed and I read through till chapter 22. I'd like the screen on my phone to move to chapter 22 as well so when I pick it up at work I can carry on reading.

How do I do that?

Thanks,

Thomas

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Re: Sync Between Devices

Postby russellhltn » Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:51 am

I think this request needs some careful thought. The feature is designed for sequential reading - like how one normally reads a book. Which is fine for personal study - but would be disrupted when using GL for following along in class, because now your last place is lost.
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Re: Sync Between Devices

Postby ThomasLDS01 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:29 am

There would have to be some way to enable it on a particular tab, so that you could have a tab for Church classes etc.

I'm no coding expert not sure if it would be possible but could be a nice feature.

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Re: Sync Between Devices

Postby russellhltn » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:19 pm

Suggestion: a special bookmark. It only updates if you use that bookmark to goto your last spot. If you use any other link(s), the auto-update is turned off.
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Re: Sync Between Devices

Postby ThomasLDS01 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:14 am

Sounds good. Do the development team see this or is it better to submit feedback from in the app.

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Re: Sync Between Devices

Postby russellhltn » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:30 am

ThomasLDS01 wrote:Sounds good. Do the development team see this or is it better to submit feedback from in the app.


I'd send feedback.
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