The LDSTech Forum software has upgraded to phpBB instead of vBulletin. This is the first major forum software update since the forums were first implemented in 2007.
To view the LDSTech Forum, click Forum on the top navigation bar. The new forum software has a number of advantages:
Better forum filters
You can select four main filters to view the latest forum activity: View Unanswered Posts, View Unread Posts, View New Posts, and View Active Topics. These options appear near the top, above the list of subforums. Especially helpful for forum moderators, these filters help you better monitor forum activity.
The next LDSTech broadcast, scheduled for Friday, December 7 at 12:00pm MDT, will cover Technology Manager, a web-based tool designed to help stake and district technology specialists manage Meetinghouse Firewalls and Internet connectivity.
Technology Manager helps improve self-service options and increases the ability of technology specialists to effectively manage meetinghouse networks.
The 881W Firewall is required to take advantage of most features being added to this tool.
The Church History group is looking for a MarkLogic developer to help them with various applications. The Church History group has previously developed applications such as Church History and Joseph Smith Papers.
The Church service missionary will work on MarkLogic doing XML and XQuery.
CS Bachelors or equivalent experience.
2 yrs. Enterprise web application engineering experience.
XQuery (Marklogic), Responsive design, mobile web, LESS
It would also be helpful to know Eclipse, GIT, and agile methodology, but this is not required.
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.
Since LDS Tools for iOS version 2.1.1 was released on October 19, 2012, many users have been unable to update their LDS Tools data on Sundays.
We have been working on a fix and ask for your patience as we work to address this issue. We will be releasing LDS Tools for iOS version 2.1.2 to the app store in the next week or so, which should resolve this issue.
In the meantime, this issue will likely occur again this next Sunday, November 11. To avoid potential issues, plan to update your LDS Tools data prior to Sunday.
November 10, 2012 Update
We just released 2.1.2 to the app store. Here are the release notes for 2.1.2:
Resolved issues that were preventing the app from successfully syncing on Sundays
Added a new feature to preserve current data when performing a sync in case the sync isn’t successful
Added support for the following languages: Chinese, French, Japanese, and Korean
Resolved a few issues that were causing the app to crash occasionally
If you desire to serve a Church-service mission, you can become a missionary for LDSTech.
LDSTech missions are ideal for people who work or have worked in the IT industry. You may be a young (or young-at-heart) tech expert who is worthy to serve a proselyting mission but cannot. You may also be retired or on a leave of absence and looking for an opportunity to serve a mission. LDSTech is a welcome place to serve for people from all backgrounds and ages.
Church Service Missionary Listings
The latest Church service missionary opportunities are listed on http://servicemission.ldschurch.org. In the Select an Interest dropdown box, select Information Technology and Computer Science.
Needs for Testers
Right now we have a strong need for testers. Testers work with project teams to test applications for bugs, defects, and other issues. Testers need to be thorough and creative as they check applications against requirements, functionality specifications, prototype designs, and other standards.
Entries that young women record in the Personal Progress application are now integrated with Notes and Journal (formerly called “My Study Notebook”).
Both Personal Progress and Notes and Journal are LDS.org applications. Young women use Personal Progress to complete and track value experiences as part of the Young Women program. As young women complete experiences for each value, they record journal entries about the experiences.
Notes and Journal allows members to annotate and record notes and journal entries about scriptures, magazine articles, and other content that they read on LDS.org.
The integration of these two applications gives you a more unified experience on LDS.org. When you record journal entries in Personal Progress, they sync to Notes and Journal. The sync is two-way: If you update the entry in Notes and Journal, the entry in Personal Progress is also updated.
LDS.org has a new menu in place. The Menu and Tools menus have been replaced with four new navigation options: Scriptures, Teachings, Resources, and News.
These new menus are designed to help members easily find the most used content on the site, such as scriptures, General Conference, magazines and manuals, First Presidency messages, ordering church materials, and more.
As you explore the menus, you’ll notice that names are more straightforward and plain than in the past. Rather than “Church Media Library,” the option is now “Video, Audio, and Images.” Rather than “My Study Notebook,” the option is “Notes and Journal.” Rather than “Online Store,” the option is “Order Church Materials.”