Loving it! As a bookseller, this has been the easiest and greatest way for me to catch up on my reading. While my library access doesn't have EVERYTHING, this app has helped me not only find new titles to enjoy, but also upsell tons of new books. Plus, while I'm having a hard time finding any time to actually read, Hoopla has so many audio books for me to check out!
Totally frustrating way to hear audiobooks 1. There are no chapters or table of contents. 2. At least once an hour the audiobook stops for no reason. Sometime it re-starts at the place it shut off and sometimes it starts over from the beginning. 3. If you stop listening and come back later you can press "resume" but it's a 50:50 chance it will start over at the beginning all by itself. This is where not having chapters comes in and is extremely frustrating. I cannot recommend this app for anyone wanting to listen to an audiobook.
Needs better storage options I like hoopla so far for being pretty intuitive and easy to use. But as someone who mostly needs to download audiobooks for travel purposes, I really need a way to save content to my SD card, as my phone doesn't have much space. I can't even move the app to my SD card, let alone save downloaded content to another location. Super annoying.
Awesome Service, but Leaves Lots of Room for Improvement I love the fact that it's a totally free app with no fees. You just have to have a qualifying library card. The selection of music and literature is vast and current. Another pro is the ability to go offline by downloading the content to your phone. Now, the cons are where I really think the devs can improve on. The video selection is weak, mostly straight-to-home-video fare. I would've liked the ability to Chromecast. Finally, and it's my biggest gripe, the audio quality is poor, poor, poor!
I love being able to access such a wide selection of ebooks, audiobooks, and my new favorite, graphic novels! My only reason for not giving a 5-star rating is that I've noticed that bookmarks aren't always a guarantee that the last page you've finished will be there by the time you reopen the app. It also seems to max out screen brightness, which is constantly needing to be readjusted when reading ebooks. Everything aside, it's an awesome app!
STILL LOVE THIS APP... Audio books galore Love this app, the only reason I don't give it a 5 start, is that it looses connection when is working on WiFi and I move out of range, it automatically switches to you data plan, but still it stops playing... Oh and because you can only do 10 items a month, so you if you pick a movie and don't like it, you loose one item... 😕... Can hoopla give us more???
We removed unabridged text from ebooks. We'll still tell you if an ebook is abridged, but we’ll stop showing useless info on the other 99.99% of ebooks.
We added more ebook fonts to choose from. No need to thank us.
We fixed an issue where comics were sometimes crashing our app. We realized keeping the app open makes it much easier to read comics.
We fixed an issue where pages were sometimes missing within ebooks, causing major gaps in the story. Our books should make much more sense now.
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