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• Added the ability to delete audiobook bookmarks.
• Added breadcrumb genres to title details for better discoverability.
• Added a page selector to read-along and picture eBooks.
• Added better messaging with issues during downloading.
• Fixed issues with location services during registration.
Ratings and Reviews
I've used Hoopla on many e-books and audibles for well over a year and never had any real problems until I started reading books in a couple of series. The first series book went fine but in the second, some of the pages had black "blocks" on them or some scattered black "pixels." Then pages wouldn't turn. If I closed/relaunched the app, sometimes it would "resume" to my last page and sometime it wouldn't. I've deleted/relaunched the app from the App Store over TWO dozen times and I can't get back to my last page. If I choose "chapter 18" from the index, it asks me if I want to open it, but nothing happens. Twice after reinstalling I have turned individual pages one at a time, trying to get back to chapter 18, but it's stopped at ch 13 and again, the page won't turn either way - my iPad is frozen on that page. My software's uptodate and now I'm wracking my brain, wondering if it might be something in these particular series of books - I'm so frustrated over these problems and the amount of time I've wasted trying to finish these books, I'm halfway ready to just say to hell with it and deal with the lingering frustrating curiosity over the missing chapters and endings of the books I can't read! Grrrr. Not happy.
Monthly limit/ update
So I understand that you can't have everyone reading, watching and listening to everything at once... but I think the monthly limit of 5 books is absurd. I was listening to a book series and finished all but one book that o can't barrow for another month!!!!!! And that other book had a cliffhanger!!! Maybe you could try updating it so we have special borrowing privileges for book series?? Maybe one series could count as one book or you let us finish them? You might be able to Evan let us return them ourselves if we have internet and the limit could be three books out at a time???? It's up to you but that's what I think. Other than that... an aromatic book mark could be put in at the beginning of each chapter. Thank you. The update. with the new update the bookmarking is really strange. Perhaps in the page with the timer you could put the bookmark symbol that you click on and it pulls up something set up the way it was before. And the timer could be put in the screen with the current bookmarks. I also can’t delete the bookmarks! If I could I would unupdate it. The fast forward fast back doesn’t work. If you click it two fast then it goes back so mutch longer than I need to catch what I missed. This app is horrific now! Just use the old version, or have a swipe up for old version and down for new! I don’t know! It’s not working. Plus others have said so as well.
Developer Response ,
The monthly borrow limit is something your library puts in place to control their budget! Feel free to contact your library to see if they plan to increase their limit again in the future. If you ever have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Love this app! But would also love a few updates
I love hoopla and use it almost every day. Mostly I listen to audiobooks while I'm working, either at home or at my job. It's a great concept with lots of content and I love that it's free through the library! Very convenient to be able to download content straight to your phone. THANK YOU for adding lock screen cover art in the latest update, looks so much better. There are a couple other things that I think could be improved though.
I would love it if there was some way to make LISTS instead of just favorite items. I would like to be able to make a list of books I want to listen to, or movies I want to see, or favorite books in a certain genre, etc. Right now my list of favorites is a mixture of books I have previously borrowed and liked, and books that I have never listened to and want to remember for the future. It gets confusing sometimes.
It would also be really nice to be able to listen to a short sample, even just a minute or less, before you actually commit to borrowing it, especially because with audiobooks there are often several versions of the same book read by different narrators, and having a good narrator can really make or break the listening experience.
- Midwest Tape LLC
- 52.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- English, French, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2012 Midwest Tape, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.