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mobile multiply show/hide toggle and other minor changes

multiply compareI am about to start going through the Multiply material again this year (well at least Part 4 on the Old Testament). When I opened up the app I thought it was getting a bit long in the tooth. Ideally I will update it to fit with the material design, but until I find the time to do that, I have pushed out a minor update.

The most noticeable is the show/hide toggle for the resources and Bible readings. Having the box on the left on narrow screens was a big ugly, and I am not sure how much the resources are really used, as it is the same as what is in the app the user is looking at. This way the resources are hidden away, giving more screen real estate for the text.

I have also removed the zoom toggles, which I found annoying. You can still pinch to zoom, although the text does not re-flow, which again I find annoying. There was a space at the top of all the pages which have been removed and overall the font has been increased slightly.

It should update soon on the Play store, or you can download the APK from the portfolio page.

multiplican móvil out now

Language selectionIt has been a long time coming, but now mobile multiply is available in Spanish. This update couldn’t have been done without the multiply movement guys putting up a Spanish pdf of their materials online. If there are any errors they are mine and not theirs. Please let me know.

You can head on over to the play store, or to side load the apk to a kindle or other android device from its portfolio page.

I haven’t updated the tablet screen shots yet, so it won’t be available for larger screens, until I install this new version on my tablet, probably in the next day or two.

10,000 downloads for mobile multiply!

While I was away mobile multiply clicked over to 10,000 downloads. A big thankyou to everyone who has downloaded this discipleship app. The app has a rententaion rate of about 69% so that isn’t too bad at all.

I thought this milestone was going to happen sometime in Feburary and I hoped it would coincide with my next update that would see this come out in Spanish. Sadly this is not ready to be pushed yet. Stay tuned.

I do hope that everyone who has used this app did so to help make more disciples of Jesus who in turn make others disciples of Jesus.

Milestones updated

I have updated a few of the app pages with their new downloaded milestone counts for September. The new entries are:

321: 17th September 2014 – 200th download

mobile multiply: 14th September 2014 – 7,500th download

OpenSpritz Bible: 10th September 2014 – 100th download

Two Ways To Live: 17th September 2014 – 2,500th download

Thanks to all that have downloaded these apps.

I should probably point out that these stats are counting total  downloads (from the app store), not what is currently installed on people’s devices. OpenSpritz Bible is my worst app for retention with 70% of people uninstalling it.

Minor update for mobile multiply

Last night one of the pastors from Northwoods Community Church pointed out to me that in the mobile multiply app the chapter list in part 4 (the Old Testament) was incorrect. I have quickly pushed out an update to remedy this to the play store and to the app page on this site.

While I was editing the content of the pages, I also removed the download video links for leaders. While Vimeo does allow you to download their videos when you go to their page, the link they provide are generated on the fly and only work for a limited amount of time. So the links in the app, once worked for me for testing, but then they all broke when it was pushed to live.

The mobile site that I run for multiply still has the broken video download links, and it doesn’t have the weekly Bible readings. I think, since the official site is mobile friendly I may retire my mobile site.

Backwards compatibility for more apps

Updates to mobile multiply and New City Catechism have been push. The biggest update is that they can now run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Gingerbread still makes up about 20% of the Android market, so a few people might be happy about this. I have emailed those in the past that have asked me to do this. One guy got back to me saying that he now has an iPhone (doh!) and another lady was very appreciative.

Mobile multiply has also been updated to include a link to the 2013 gathering video, and the pdf resource links that were broken are now fixed.

Like always, these new updates can be also downloaded from this site for side loading onto Kindle devices.