I truly love the free content Hopla offers. However as far as the app goes a couple issues need to be fixed. The first is it's tendency to just simply not work or say I'm not connected to the internet when I clearly am and all other internet based apps on my phone work fine. The other issue is that the app controls don't show up on the lock screen of my phone when listening to audiobooks and music. This feature needs to developed in the app.
Since it is digital and not physical, they should let you view the movies longer than a few days because to re-check it out takes away one of your chances to see a different one. That is my only complaint, I had to wait a while month to check out 7 more movies but you can only view them a couple days...what if I wanted to watch some now and some a different day due to my schedule? With this, by time i am ready to finish watching the movies or to re-view them I cannot. But overall a good kosher app (nothing malicious). Safe to download.
The app is great, I enjoy using it everyday! There are plenty of selections to choose from and it's easy to use. The only issue I have is the 5 borrows per month. I can understand limiting the amount you have checked out, but I don't understand why only 5 a month. Often times, if I don't like a book after the 1st few chapters, I just return it. This counts against the total borrows. And sometimes you run out of borrows before the month is up. 😢 I suggest limiting the quantity borrowed at one time, not limiting the number of borrows a month. 👍
Really enjoying this app, there are a lot of titles available. Definitely bugs that need to be worked out though. It skips a lot especially when it's connected to Bluetooth speaker. Also, trying to pause or rewind a story causes the app to just refuse to play the story at all without closing out of everything, sometimes having to restart the phone etc just to get it playing again. The app is clearly a work in progress, but I'll continue to use and enjoy it
There is a huge selection to choose from! The best part about this app is being able to download and play without using data. I can listen to music or audiobooks on long trips & not worry. Cons: Sometimes when I pause an audiobook and resume, it won't play. I have to basically find a spot seconds before or after where it will resume play. Other times when I quit the app and start it up later, the book has jumped back up to 5 minutes making it hard to find where I left off. I always create a bookmark now before quitting so I can easily jump back to where I left off.
Update (2/24). Installed memory card in my phone and the app no longer loads. Reinstalled and I'm unable to download audiobooks to the phone. Downgrading to 3 stars (initially 5 stars). I love this app - well designed, responsive and decent catalogue. So far, I've mostly delved into audiobooks. Highly recommend
Minor bug fixes.
Listen to/read books, from libraries using the OneClickdigital lending platform.