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- Fixed bug where audio player widget is not showing on the lock screen
Ratings and Reviews
I use Patreon to donate to a podcast network that I like (Glass Cannon Podcast is great as are their other shows). I didn’t use the app to set up my donation, but I use it to stream bonus podcast content and read the Patreon-only updates. The built-in player is fine, but it could be friendlier (autoplaying the next available content, for example). That said, the app isn’t just for podcasts and there’s content in between audio posts and it gets the job done. Case in point, I could use the RSS feed link to put the audio content into a different player, but I don’t because that’s effort and this works well enough. For artists that post regularly the chronological news feed is also a bit annoying on the app - if I want to get to older audio content I scroll and it loads and I scroll and it loads and I scroll and it...you get the point. Again, not the biggest deal and I don’t know how it looks on a pc, but within the app it’s kind of a pain.
All of this said, it’s great to have a platform to kick a little cash to artists I like, and I imagine it’s great for artists to get a little cash from their supporters.
Is there a purpose to this app?
Update: still a clunky app. Takes three times as long to keep redoing a post because it is clunky. Please fix. I added a star because at least now the keyboard doesn’t randomly disappear but your entire post may disappear or it will randomly change who the post is for while publishing but hey, at least I can type.
I'm not sure what the purpose is for this app. You can write a post but the keyboard will disappear in the middle of typing then while trying to get the keyboard back it will post whatever you haven't finished. God forbid you have the ability to edit or delete a post from the app... nope... you then have to go to the website to edit or delete the post that the app screwed up and posted randomly. Got to love having a half written post that was suppose to be for Patrons out there for public consumption until you fly over to the website to fix it. Also, what happened to the ability to write a post with editing tools like bold and italics and hyperlinks... can't even do that on the website anymore. Quite frustrating and disappointing. Guess it is back to the clunky website... which is not all that friendly to mobile devices either.
I really love the app, it's a super convenient way to keep track of the artists I like and also keep updated on the content and my pledges without having to get on the computer or comb through my email, however even after having had the app for a few months, it's still kind of hair to navigate. Not impossible but I have found that some of the avenues to get to options that I thought I would find on the main page of an artist are often buried somewhere in my settings. Editing pledges is an example of this. The pages can be a tag glitchy and tend to lag depending on the content, but the scroll works well enough. There is no way to search tags other than scrolling until you find what you're looking for? Also unless you have a Patreon link or you know the specific handle of the person you're looking for, finding someone can be difficult at best.
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- 75.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
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