Review from Damon LaCaille
First time user, installed and registered, had some parser error as soon as it tried to retrieve data from the cloud. I'm looking for an Audible alternative as it seems they've cornered the market, but it doesn't seem like DownPour is up to the task just yet.
This app sucks. Resets the book to the beginning every time I open the app. This just started in the past couple of weeks. Samsung Galaxy S8.
Download fine but not able to use the app, will not search or load anything.
Day 3 into it. Still shows a blank screen
I really like downpour the store/service. The app is not good at all- not in any way. It is like this app dies not even try. Very minimal functions. The app itself deserves less than 1 star. You cannot search for books to purchase via the app. You can not view progress of book, only of segment. The good news is that you can change the root folder for Smart ABP to "/Android/com blackstonehybrid/files" and use Smart ABP to listen to the Blackstone purchases.
Three years ago I tried this app and it crashed constantly. I was forced to try it again today as some of the books now require it (ugh), and I'm incredibly disappointed to find the latest version hasn't improved much. It looks better, yes, but constantly stops playback and has to be restarted to fix. Worse, sometimes it completely loses where you were, skipping ahead minutes or even hours. I really want to love this service, but c'mon Downpour, all you need to do is playback audio, this can't be that hard... PLEASE FIX.
I was having some difficulty with the new app. It wouldn't save my account information and was skipping chunks of the story at the end of each track (audible's app does the same thing on the galaxy s4...super annoying) but I updated my app yesterday and it FINALLY stopped asking me for my password every time I paused my story. Hooray! Also, it pauses during phone calls and generally just works like it is supposed to. I am very happy with the new design and the over all improvements in functionality. :-)
Bug fixes, stability improvements and speed improvements. And fixed a theme issue
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