I tried out the app trial to know if I should buy the courses or not. The app doesn't recognise the phone's mic and keeps giving an error when I try use it. I've given the app all the permissions requested but it still instantly fails when I click on the record button. Won't buy the course or recommend it until I can get the full experience without issues.
I use the app alongside the computer. I don't expect it to do everything the desktop does so I am quite happy with it for when I'm on the go. The only minor thing to point out is that when completing the written test, the "score" buttons to grade my work after typing are lower down on the screen meaning I have to scroll up to score the down again to continue. No big deal but with some tests having 50 inputs it all adds up. Otherwise I like it and will keep using it. :-)
My interactive audio lesson is not recording as completed. Update: The interactive audio needs to allow variations on responses that are correct. You have to memorize the exchange, making the exercise rote and unnatural. I'd like to respond spontaneously, but correctly. Is that possible? I hate this part of the exercise at least leave the English so I have to translate not rote memorize.
Playback audio for Chinese pronunciation has varied levels, requiring you to toggle the volume while using it. Is also weird to me to learn Chinese by having an enthusiastic Brit shouting at me in English. This may help others, but a way to trim out Dave's long enthusiastic chattiness in English to focus on the lesson would really help.
Great program on a laptop, very limited on a mobile device. They finally have put a voice recorder on this app, after 5 to 6 attempts at clicking on it it will record your voice, it is very glitchy but if you keep refreshing the app it will eventually go thru. Its nice to have the recorder but it will take you quite a bit longer to get thru a lesson. Just use the laptop, pretty frustrating.
The app is slow. I have the Premium Arabic course and I love what I have learned and the course content. Now my application is slow and the content at the bottom of each lesson doesn't load and just shows a loading circle. Rocket record also only works selectively. Navigating lessons ( swiping up and down) is also laggy. I hope this can be fixed so I can take down this frankly negative review of the app. And as I new buyer, this NEEDS to be fixed for this to be worth my money. Update: After a sequence of reboots and signing out and then back in it seems to be working fine. I hope that was just a fluke and not an underlying issue.
- Fixed video encoding for Sign Language videos
- Added ability to cancel recording
- Better error tracking to improve overall user experience
- Minor UI updates
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