iPad app?

May 16, 2011, 06:27 AM posted in General Discussion

Hi Chinesepod team,

I'm wondering whether you are going to develop a dedicated app for iPad? Your iPhone app, while extremely useful, looks very poor on large iPad screen (like any "only iPhone" app), it also crashes once in a while.

In fact, the only reason I decided to get a paid subscription to your site is to take advantage of your tool that I can run on my beloved iPad offline.

I'm sure you will get more subscribers who will be hooked to those iPad tools. iPads are the future, don't miss the train!



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May 17, 2011, 02:01 AM

Hi Val,

The iPad is definitely a platform we are planning to expand to, but we have no definite timeline.

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November 20, 2011, 02:30 PM

Really would be great. Many of us subscribe to CP because we travel a lot.  And many travelers carry their iPad with them....

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November 20, 2011, 03:42 PM

Evernote on the iPad is a great way to archive lessons for offline access and to get better looking dialogue text.

If you don't have Evernote, I highly recommend getting it to use as a learning aide. It is so useful for many other things as well.

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November 20, 2011, 08:23 PM

What features would you like on the iPad? How would you like them layed out? I have something running on my iPad, but it is nowhere near ready for release to the wider world. It doesn't even work offline yet. It's early stages, but I've been debating how to get best use of the iPad's screen.

I also use Evernot, primarily because it allows me to make notes alongside the dialogues. I then run through these notes with my teacher.

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November 20, 2011, 10:25 PM

how about opening up an API so external debs can write an application that would actually work. I've been using the iPhone app for 2 or 3 years and it never works correctly. This is one of the main reasons why I subscribe to premium. For example, I have to delete the app to get new lessons to load. Also the naming of sections is confusing, can't play or pause lessons

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November 21, 2011, 06:46 AM

@masterkrang: there is an API, but it is currently going through an overhaul. As an external dev (or wannabe dev) I can attest that it is possible - but not easy - to build your own iPhone App for ChinesePod.