You can download most of the resources in the Foundations and Academy sections on to a 32gb mini sd drive and preload it on an Android phone or tablet. This means you do not need internet to listen to the lectures. It's a great way to give people access to these classes in parts of the world where internet access is unavailable or expensive.
- Only some Android tablets/phones can use a SD card; Macintosh products cannot
- Some of the Android tablets have different ways of accessing the SD card, and consequently our app cannot find the lectures. We have tested the following tablets: Samsung 7"; Asus meMO Pad 7 and BLU brand phones. If you have a tablet that cannot access the SD card, you can just download the lectures through the app.
Here is a basic description of what you might see and how you can use the files.
This directory contains all the lectures for the core courses in Foundations and the Institute. This is the first place the app looks for the lectures. (If it cannot find the file, it checks to see if you downloaded the lecture through the app.)
Some people prefer not to use the Android app but rather arrange the folders so they can access them from the standard Android interface. The advantage is that we can include the pdf files along with the lecture mp3s. If you want to do this, we recommend downloading the free Android app ES File Explorer. You can then use Google's default Play Music app to listen.
Find the folders of the classes you want to access, and create an alias for the home page.
What we said for Foundations applies to the core Institute classes as well.
You might also want to include three more free apps.
- Adobe Reader (for the pdf files)
- ESV Bible
- YouVersion for multiple Bible translations
The Hope Video
This video is a great evangelistic tool. See www.thehopeproject.com for more languages and the study guide.
In case you are wondering about memory on your tablet, one of our board members has been using this process with 32gb card loaded with about 25gb of information from the Foundations and Academy sections combined. We are in the process of adding classes to those sections, so you will want to monitor your memory total as you add data to your SD card.
Due to Android limitations, an app can only download to internal memory, not the external SD card. So any files you download from within the app will go into internal memory. You can see how much is available if you go to Settings::Storage.