LDS Tools for Windows 8?

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LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby jbowne » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:05 pm

Any plans for development of a Windows 8 LDS Tools app? I have my new Microsoft Surface RT and love it - perfect balance between what I could do on my ipad and what I would author and work on with my laptop, now on 1 device. However I don't have LDS Tools - which is a VERY useful app for all I do in my calling. Would love to hear what the plans are for LDS Tools and other apps for Windows 8 as well (Mormon channel / LDS scriptures).

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Postby aebrown » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:15 pm

Questions that can benefit the larger community should be asked in a public forum, not a private message.

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Re: LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby JAArceG » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:56 pm

I agree... I had a tablet Asus TF300 android base, and LDS Tools and the scriptures worked great, now I broke it in the ice rain last week, and the store replaced it with a TF600, which is Windows 8 based, and LDS tools would be useful. Thank you.

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Re: LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby Hoover34 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:52 am

I'll chime in as well. I figure if enough of us beg, we can make this happen. I have a new Windows Surface and tried to download tools today. Imagine my shock when I learned I couldn't have it. I almost cried!

A little surprised the LDS Tools App designed for windows phones doesn't also work for windows surface. Same Operating System??

So anyways... Consider this my ENTHUSIASTIC vote for a Windows Surface LDS Tools App!!!

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Re: LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:01 pm

Hoover34 wrote:I'll chime in as well. I figure if enough of us beg, we can make this happen.

Keep in mind that the church is not a democracy. It's also in the "business" of saving souls, not writing software. Nor does it have a need to keep "customers" happy.


Hoover34 wrote:A little surprised the LDS Tools App designed for windows phones doesn't also work for windows surface. Same Operating System??

Windows Phone and Windows RT are two different operating systems.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby sailorsben » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:24 pm

While the Church isn't a business (parts of it are), and it doesn't have "customers", as far as the church goes, many of us use those tools to help with our home teaching, visiting teaching, finding members addresses, etc. It's a great tool and I appreciate it. I use a Lumia 920, and the LDS Tools app has been broken since launch. I don't think it's that much to ask for a simple fix, not a whole new app.

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Re: LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby jdlessley » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:38 pm

sailorsben wrote: I use a Lumia 920, and the LDS Tools app has been broken since launch.

There is no LDS Tools for Windows 8 devices. The application has not been developed or deployed (launched). What does not exist cannot be broken

sailorsben wrote:I don't think it's that much to ask for a simple fix, not a whole new app.

There is nothing to fix. It does require a new application. At least in terms of development for the Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT systems a different SDK is necessary. LDS Tools for other platforms cannot simply be ported into Windows 8 or Windows 8 RT.
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Re: LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby sailorsben » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:45 pm

Weird. Is the Gospel Library app made specifically for Windows Phone 8, or was it made for 7?

Just asking because it has worked fine since I got my Lumia. It's just the LDS Tools app that hasn't been working.

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Re: LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby jdlessley » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:54 pm

sailorsben wrote:Weird. Is the Gospel Library app made specifically for Windows Phone 8, or was it made for 7?

This thread is about LDS Tools. There is no correlation between LDS Tools and the Gospel Library. They are sepparate applications requiring separate development.

[Moderator note: Please address discussions about Gospel Library in another thread or find a thread already discussing the topic.]

LDS Tools for a Windows 7 phone will not work on a Windows 8 phone.
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Re: LDS Tools for Windows 8?

Postby Colette99 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:51 am

What will it take to help us all use these wonderful tools on Windows 8?
It would be a tremendous help for all teachers, such as myself in seminary.
If I had the talent to adapt the application myself I would volunteer my time to do so.
As I do with the talents I do have.
If there is someone so talented, would they be permitted access to modify this application to Windows 8?


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