Well. Although it lacks many important functions... still i like it. But there is one thing you should definitely work on and that is the reload option. When I make any change or add new books it does not show those changes immediately. And we cannot reload it too. It would be good if you could add a reload button so we can check if the changes we made were applied or not.
It's a great app, but in comparison to the ios version, this needs an update that works out the visual aestetics and more importantly, the usability aspect. On ios I use this mostly to add books, quickly read reviews, update my reading progress, and add books to my shelves. Each one of these tasks requires me to click through multiple, and sometimes unecessarily hidden menus to find the one button I am looking for. Shelves should be stored via the apps database, or loaded once the app opens, so that everytime I want to add a book to one of my shelves, I don't have to sit and wait for it to reload my shelves everytime. If I want to update my reading progess, I shouldn't have to go into the 'my review' menu to do so, it should be like the ios version. One they clean these things up, it will be much better!
Comparing the app from android to apple. Android users are getting ripped off. Google is my go to for book searches I stead of this app. Books do not come up on searches, you can not update your reading progress, the setup is different. You can do so much more on apple. Why is there such a big difference?
A recent update has now placed a banner ad at the top of certain screens which wasn't there in previous versions. This is disappointing, since the app needed a bit of work to update the GUI and functionality, but it would seem that rather than attempt to make improvements the devs have felt their time could be better spent adding banner ads. The whole experience has always felt a little lacking but this is really very disappointing. I still use it for reading reviews, but that's about all it's worth now.
I love Goodreads since it's a to go destination for book lovers. I've used it for a while and found it useful and works well. But all of the above points were true of the iPhone version of Goodreads. It's got a good UI, good navigation and easy maneuverable screens. The Android version of the app is a huge disappointment. I hope the developers do better.
This app is embarressing compared to the iPhone version. I hate that I cannot choice the edition of the books, I can't view details of the book, I can't see the title of the books I am reading like the ISO version, the app is not appealing at all. I called it primitive to a friend, I cannot search in the search by genre or view the lists. Does goodness think that Android users don't enjoy books as much as ISO users and so the app shouldn't be as good quality. I really hope that Goodreads updatrs this app to reflect their site and the I so version as I am a huge fan.
★ Fixed bug with reviews posting to Facebook
★ Security updates
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