Downloading Podcasts on Android
I've never had an I-pod, but I just got an Android Transformer and I'm slowly learning how to use it. I'm really excited that I've found some Chinese flashcard apps, but I'd really like to be able to listen to the lessons that I'm paying for on Chinesepod while I'm on the subway on my way to work. Does anyone know how I can do this?
jcheinbockelOctober 27, 2011, 05:15 AM
There are a few ways for you to access ChinesePod lessons on your Android.
First, we have an app available in the Android market that allows users to access all our material from their phones.
Second, you can download the MP3 lesson files and transfer them to your phone, listening to them as you would other podcasts and music.
Third, you can try our mobile website, m.chinesepod.com
I hope this helps!
lyandra01October 27, 2011, 01:56 PM
Thanks. I'd tried using both Pleico and Ankidroid, but I couldn't get it to work. The Chinesepod app isn't as pretty--it doesn't allow writing--but it works. If the vocab could be loaded as a group into the flashcards from within the app, and if the fashcards could say the word when they flip, it would be even nicer. Is there any plan to include the matching game in the future?
lyandra01October 29, 2011, 06:52 AM
Thanks, again, JC! I've tried re-synching several times, but it hasn't worked yet. It will be interesting to hear what the developer says. Also, if s/he might be adding the audio files to the flashcards...?
jcheinbockelNovember 01, 2011, 02:33 AM
Apparently the flash cards sync in some cases, but not others. According to the developer, this is a temporary limitation that he's planning to fix for future releases. I'm sorry to report that there's not time-table yet.
kevinleitchNovember 08, 2011, 11:39 PM
lyandra01: I had the same problem with my flashcard labels not syncing correctly between the android app and the website. I found that if you log out of the app and back in, and then sync the flashcard list (which will be empty when you log back in) it picks up all of the labels correctly.
Hopefully that works for you!
Just a note if the devs read this, hitting the sync button will download new words that you've added but doesn't seem to pick up/apply the labels. This feature works fine with the iPod app though.