I have free access through my local library. I love listening to audiobooks as I drive and grocery shop. The only bad thing I've found is bookmark doesn't take you to that spot in the book. It's more like jotting down the page number. Hoopla unlike other library apps has fairly recent books. It also recommends other authors that write on the same i.e. medical.
They fixed the skipping & popping (from what I can tell so far)! Great job! Many users will be using this in their car. The control buttons continue to be dangerously small to try to safely use while driving - buttons should be huge, in order to be safe to use when driving. Should have 15 second rewind option.
I do not leave reviews often, but I felt compelled to do so for this app. I listen to audio books through this app on my commute to and from work. It is great and connected to my local library. It has provided me the opportunity to try out new to mebauthors and genres. My only criticism is that the books sometimes do not reflect the order if part of a series but that is not to difficult to track down....
This was a 5 star app before the 6/27 update. Now when borrowing a book, it doesn't load quickly & keeps saying wait for pages to calculate but it doesn't load the ebook. Have to keep trying & eventually it will load. Also it doesn't always save the bookmarks which is completely annoying. Like one reviewer said, why mess with something if it works?!
Update: A lot of the bugs I encountered when I first used the app are gone. I use hoopla daily for reading comics and listening to audiobooks, and I'm extremely happy with it. Easy to use, broad and desirable content, personalized recommendations ... Hoopla is great. Original: For the third time, I'm scrubbing through an audiobook to get back to my place. This is a really frustrating user experience. The audio player is far inferior to Overdrive's player, which itself isn't great. But for free, I shouldn't expect much.
Flawed system. Often have to log in several times. It will say something went wrong. Also, no matter when I try to borrow something, it says that the library lending limit has been reached. So its a pointless app if you can never use it. I would check with your library first to see what their limit is and if they have had complaints before using this app. If you dont it may just frustrate you.
Android 4.4 will now be the minimum OS version.
Added accessibility support for voice assistance.
Fixed bluetooth stuttering issues with audio.
Fixed audiobook locking up after fast forwarding.
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