OMG, the barcode scanning is fast and fantastic on Xperia Z5 now. Switching account is damn painful. Either the db bandwidth is bad or the apps is lagging, keep hanging at content is still loading. Still Keep crashing in the background after swipe out. Inconsistent dialog's positive button, some left some right. Old version still receiving update & bug fixes, really confusing. Just don't understand why must keep 2 versions, migration is NOT seamless, users are required to re-install, re-setup multiple accounts again. Which one will get the mainstream support & bug fixes now ?
Sometimes my connection just pauses for awhile while searching. And I prefer to see the availability and the library all on one condensed page like before, instead of tapping and loading every single one to check it. Need more filters on search page. Needs indication that a book is only available at Lee Kong Chian reference library on search results.
Ok ok useful sometimes though
Just downloaded. On the good side, it means catalogue search easy. But. The catalogue search result shows me there's an e-book but doesn't tell me how to borrow it... There's instead a (rather useless) link to share the record to whatsapp, Twitter or Facebook. Now why would I share it when I haven't even borrowed it? If a link could at least be added to email the record that would be more helpful... Good effort though NLB :) Looking forward to an improved version, I'm still a fan... :)
Lots of issues with basic funtions in new app - can't filter book searches by library, many operations are slow (eg. scrolling through search results), and design of many screens is poor (eg loan items harder to read and use; events page bloated with images). The search capabilities of the app are currently terrible - need to be as good as the NLB website. If you want to read NLB ebooks, Overdrive is an alternative.
It loaded a totally different person's account after i logged in. No ideas why.. i dont even know that person..furthermore i could see their loan and overdue payment. I cant log out of that profile..the app dont allow me to... had uninstall. Anyway...this app is less borrower friendly than the older version....i dont need to see the recommended books up front... The scan icon is smaller and less prominent. For me..it be good that get I see the summary on count of books i borrowed, a quick link to scan and borrow book and to mylibrary. I will stick to older version for now.
Minor bug fixes
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