Loving the content. But have plenty of issues with the playback on Sony Experia Z5 Compact. 1. Especially before the end of a longer (15min+) piece it skips through to the next one before finishing the prior. When looking at the UI it displays the item I was listening to previously. 2. Skipping to the next doesnt autoplay when I was already listing to something which feels counterintuitive. 3. I had occasions where the app was closed but was still playing, not quite sure how to reproduce at the moment. Happy to up the rating when its less buggy :)
Already outstanding Still in beta, but already outstanding. Great narration, and several quality content partners with diverse and thoughtful long-form print journalism to explore. I look forward to what the future may hold for Curio.io. Finally an app that may not only replace, but also out-perform the work done by the now defunct Umano.
FIVE Stars-for the content. As for the app itself, lots of work to be done.. Most of these issues have been mentioned by previous users, but I'll list 3 of the 'show stoppers' quickly : 1. Sound playback does not use native API, therefore playback cannot be controlled from headset or lockscreen. 2. Longer content gets cut off around the 15 minute mark. 3. No synchronization of 'favourites' between devices/web. Keep up the great work.
I really like this app and the content on it. It is certainly underrated and therefore my complaints are minimal since I understand there is a budget problem. Complaints, 1. I'd like tp be able to easily acceess audio artivles that are playing, I'd like it to show in my profile or something of the sort. 2. I'd like to be able to download content.
Beta, fine, OK. But this is the kind of infuriating, too smart by half app that shows how wrong design has gone in the age of apps. Mysterious star, gray or black to download? And what does "playlists" mean?! Anyway why not just RSS? Curio's great production values show they want to carve out their own niche, and a spare, uncluttered app is a part. But this unintelligible app is a failure. Ugh.
Really a very enjoyable experance. It's my love of audiobooks, podcasts and rss readers all combined for a great results. The selection and range of content wonderful and the the narrators a good. I also like the follow along link. Its nothing more then taking you to the original article but i still find that nice. The app itself is simple and works well. I appreciate that playback continues while browsing for other stories. One big drawback of the design is loosing track of the audio clip your currently listening too. If you leave the story finding it again can be hard. It would be nice if there were persistent controls that stayed with you as you browse (like a lot of audio players). There is also no audio controls in the notifications. It might also be nice to someday have a queue, so i can add stories as i find them and keep listening. Also the playlists are displayed by date, but from the dropdown also have titles. It might be nice to have the titles along with the date as its more likely to peak my interest.
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