ChinesePod - iPhone app questions and comments

December 06, 2013, 07:22 PM posted in General Discussion

CPod folks - when I swipe on a lesson, this down arrow button appears and tapping on it seems to download files and a folder icon appears. I'm not sure what to do with this or what it does. I can't seem to find any documentation on this, my advance apologies if I missed the instructions posted somewhere.

Also, on iOS 7 (iPhone 5S), when I play the lesson audio, go out of the app, the Control Center audio controls don't work for the audio. I commented on this issue on the iTunes App store. It would be nice to be able to control the audio via Control Center.


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December 07, 2013, 04:38 AM

On my screen (iPhone 4, iOS 7)I don't see the down arrow.  But looking at your screen shot it looks like it was in airplane mode when it was taken, which would preclude downloads of any sort, including CPod files. 

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good spot mate. :)

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Yeah, I realize I was in Airplane Mode - I was playing around with it to figure things out. But AM or not, both my questions still applied.

I think I figured the first question out. When you open a lesson by tapping on it, it loads all the text associated with the lesson, no audio and after that, you can access only text in AM or not. When you slide left and hit the down arrow button, it loads all the audio files associated with expansion and grammar and vocabulary and you can play all the audio in AM.

My second question still stands. Why no Control Center audio integration? I'd like to play the lesson audio, go to another app and use the CC to pause or adv/rew 5 seconds with the adv/rew buttons.