By Blackstone Audio, Inc
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This free app gives your iPhone and iPod Touch instant access to every audiobook in your Downpour library. Download audio books directly over Wi-Fi or cellular network and begin listening as soon as the first track downloads. The Downpour app features an attractive interface with traditional audio controls in addition to variable speed narration, sleep timer, bookmarking, and variable track scrubbing.
• Instant access to your entire Downpour library
• Attractive, easy-to-use interface
• Download audio books directly over Wi-Fi and cellular networks for offline listening
• Multitasking for background downloads and background audio controls
• Resume playback functionality
• Remember important parts of the book with bookmarks
• Sleep timer: 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 minutes or when the current track ends
• Variable track scrubbing
Questions or comments? Get in touch on Twitter @downpour_com
What's New in Version 3.2.1
Fixed a bug with the "skip forward/back" feature (thanks to Eduardo for the find)
Frequently loses my place
This app aggressively pops up an alert asking if I want to resume playing from my most recently synced position. This occurs after pausing the audio for only a few minutes. If I do not select this option then the app rewinds my audiobook and I permanently lose my place.
I control playback through my earbuds. I never see this alert on screen and can not respond to it, so the app defaults to rewinding the audio. Each time I pause and resume playback there's nearly a 100% chance that I'll need to waste the next five minutes manually scrubbing through the audio to figure out where I left off.
Resuming playback from the most recent position is the choice that people will reasonably make 99% of the time, so this needs to be the default behavior.
Desperately needs improvement
Probably the worst of the audio book Apps. Can't download in background, doesn't que books for download. Books which have been painstakingly download vanish apparently randomly. I travel a lot, this is just totally and completely aggravating. Please, even Overdrive is better than this. Please see Graphic Audio, iTunes or Audible for how an app can be clear and functional.
5 star service, 4 star app
This service is a great alternative to Audible but cheaper and DRM-free. Yes, there are alternatives for LibriVox books, so don't buy those here.
As for the app, PLEASE fix the bug that is making the audio stream stop when the phone goes to sleep. It is highly annoying.(Otherwise it is really great)
- Category: Books
- Updated: Oct 06, 2016
- Version: 3.2.1
- Size: 10.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Blackstone Audio, Inc
- © Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.