Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Library

Discussions around the BlackBerry version of the Gospel Library application.
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Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Library

Postby dkwong » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:50 am

I have Gospel Library version 1.0.6.8. on a BlackBerry Bold 9900. Does anybody know when new content for 2013 will be available i.e. new Teachings of Presidents manual and Gospel Doctrine. I've tried "Download Latest Content" and "Advanced Settings > Re-configure, Download All" so I'm wondering if the content is available yet. Also, I can't seem to get the latest conference talks either i.e. October 2012.

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Re: Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Librar

Postby jacec » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:22 am

Can someone from the church comment? It would be great if we could get the latest content on BlackBerry soon.

Thanks.

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Re: Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Librar

Postby jdlessley » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:29 pm

jacec wrote:Can someone from the church comment?
Gospel Library for the Blackberry is a volunteer community project. It is highly unlikely that a church employee is going to have any information you need or is even going to see this thread. For more information about support for Blackberry Gospel Library support see Gospel Library support - BlackBerry.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Re: Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Librar

Postby jngibert » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:50 pm

If we have time and knowledge, how do we contribute to getting newer content on the Gospel Library for the Blackberry?

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Re: Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Librar

Postby kittykathi » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:22 pm

ldscriptures.com/support says

"Unfortunately we will not be updating the Blackberry app going forward. We took a chance on the platform because it is a very challenging platform, and unfortunately the Blackberry market is being overtaken by Android and iOS. We do hope you will consider our app for another platform." :(

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Re: Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Librar

Postby dowshirey5499 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:53 pm

I wonder if they are talking about the older BB os (7.1 and older). Seems like there is a new opportunity going forward with the new BB 10 os, what with the expanded support for Android apps.

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Re: Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Librar

Postby robertswanson » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:37 pm

By not supporting the older BB 7.1 OS the church is missing out on opportunities in many third world countries. I just finished another visit to India, Nepal and Bangladesh and noticed the people(average Indian/Nepalese person) that did use smart phones to access the Gospel were using the older BB phones 9900, 9700, etc.. This is due to them being affordable there. 2G and Edge is still big here without 4G being available. When I visited the branch in Moolchand for General Conference, I noticed several investigators still looking at the 2013 conference and trying to follow along with the 2014 not knowing that it was not updated. In Nepal, the church has only one branch and again in Kathmandu the old BB 7.1 OS reigned supreme. In America, Japan, etc.. the BB 7.1 devices are outdated and old with nobody really using them; however, these old devices are shipped abroad to third world countries where they are widely used. The LDS Tech support community should rethink it strategy and support BB 7.1 and the older BB devices. These areas are just now opening up for the church and every little bit support to bring the Gospel to the people helps. On another note, with a functioning LDS BB 7.1 app it is easy to just download the information to a micro SD and hand them out to investigators to read the Book of Mormon on their phone.

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Re: Availability of new content for Blackberry Gospel Librar

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:45 pm

kittykathi wrote:ldscriptures.com/support says

This is a third-party app's web site, not the church's official Gospel Library app.
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