No Downloads (local copies): Tech Issue or Legal (IP) Issue?

I'm a new subscriber now accessing LJ via the Texterity app on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 7+ running android 3.2 (it looks very good... I'm happy.. I don't miss the paper). I'm surprised and unhappy over the realization that downloaded issues aren't preserved, and appear to be deleted once the present session ends. I notice this issue has been raised for many months already, with no apparent substantial response or change. I'd like to get a clarification on what the issue is here. Is this behavior by design purposefully to assert or protect the legal IP rights of either LJ or Texterity? Or, is this inability to locally save issues purely a product of a Version 1.0 (or less?) release? Or, is this restrictive behavior a product of Androids architecture... perhaps necessitated by the needs to preserve compatibilities across several OS versions and hundreds of different hardware devices? Does LJ (I'll separately query Texterity about this) have any issues with me hacking my own kernel/environment to over-ride this behavior?

Same here on Galaxy S II

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I got the same problem here with a Galaxy S II \.

I have to manually download a pdf version of the issue and read it when I am off-line, very annoying .

+1 on requesting a solution
Palmer

Once an issue is downloaded,

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Once an issue is downloaded, you should be able to read it offline. What sort of error are you getting?

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Katherine, I guess , I was

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Katherine,
I guess , I was not clear.

When I use the your Android App to read LJ, although I see that the LJ issue is 100% downloaded, after a while it disappear (randomly ?) and if I try to read it again it starts downloading again.
I have not grasped the pattern, it might be if I turn off the phone during the night or the session with your server closes or else.

Of course, if I DOWNLOAD the pdf version or the ebook it is always available.

I would prefer your APP as ereader though, is there a way to get your APP to point to a dir on my SD card ?

Where does you APP store the LJ issue? in a temp/cash directory that maybe get cleaned periodically ?

Regards
Palmer

Katherine, I guess , I was

Palmer's picture

Katherine,
I guess , I was not clear.

When I use the your Android App to read LJ, although I see that the LJ issue is 100% downloaded, after a while it disappear (randomly ?) and if I try to read it again it starts downloading again.
I have not grasped the pattern, it might be if I turn off the phone during the night or the session with your server closes or else.

Of course, if I DOWNLOAD the pdf version or the ebook it is always available.

I would prefer your APP as ereader though, is there a way to get your APP to point to a dir on my SD card ?

Where does you APP store the LJ issue? in a temp/cash directory that maybe get cleaned periodically ?

Regards
Palmer

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