Allow library resources to be stored on/accessed from external storage (such as from an SD card)
I would like to download all of my resources to an external microSD card so that they are available when I can't connect to the Internet and don't consume the bulk of my internal storage (such as on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 that has 16 GB of internal storage and a 64 GB microSD card.
Supporting an external card could be a great experience for end users. That way, I could have one card that I could use in my Samsung Tab, my desktop system, or any other device Logos supports. Being connected to the Internet can be nice, but it isn't always available and I can't always have my ability to study the Bible via Logos depend on it. My wife and I are hoping to go minister in Africa and Cambodia this year. I would definitely want my Logos resources there, but I may not always have an Internet connection nor may I be able to lug around a bigger system. Having my Galaxy Tab with all my Logos resources, some music, and some other materials on the external card would be a wonderful and simple solution from the end user perspective. Thanks!
I've added a vote. As well as MySword, Laridian does it. Logos is currently the biggest user of limited storage on my phone, and being able to move books to an SD card would allow me to use more books.
Or I could just buy books from competitors ;-)
Hi Robert Oster,
It can actually be done. Kitkat dose allow individual app to write a folder that it owns in a SD card. It doesn't allow writting other folders in SD card which the app doesn't own. What logos needs to do is to update its app, and created an owned folder I'm SD card on installation. A good example is the MySword bible app. It creates an owned folder I'm SD card, allowing users to install modules files in SD card. Many other apps does the update, allowing to write to a specific folder on SD card. OfficeSuite is another example. The article link you posted have been misunderstood by many. That makes people have too much complaints on Google, rather than developer s themselves. Google did announce this feature before implent the policy. If developers is not too lazy to update their apps, users should not be too panic. I would greatly appreciate if logos developers would take it serious to update the app. My device only has 16GB storage, but I did puchase too much modules to be used with my device.
Robert Oster commented
See this article, which explains why this can't be done on Android KitKat.