Sound problems on iPad with the new version 5
For Beta, there is a Beta forum and thread. Is the iOS version now technically "live" (non Beta)? I've lost track now. If it's still Beta then you should be posting in the Beta forum and specific iOS thread. You might want to post the issue there anyway as the developers are following that and Mark.
Version 5.0 was released on December 27, 2021 on the App Store. See: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lingq-learn-25-languages/id379385811#?platform=ipad
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I, for one, am not a beta user, that's probably why I don't see these forum threads. So I can't report anything over there.
Same for me. Just got the update from the app store. And I don't see a Beta forum. Also wasn't part of the beta testing, I'm just a normal user.
Thanks for clarifying. I think I thought only the web had launched. They indicated they would obviously expect more questions/issues to pop up as it is released to the public, so hopefully it is more than just poor Zoran monitoring that forum.
So far I have submitted bugs via email. A bug tracker would allow users to directly interact with the developers, (thus freeing up Zoran's valuable time). Also one would get confirmation, when a bug is fixed. In addition email isn't really convenient when sharing screenshots etc.
Also I can reproduce the bugs you mention on my lowly iPad 6th gen. on iPadOS 15.2, app version 5.03.
Regarding the TTS, I think a good solution would be to create of queue. Thus, after tapping multiple words, the app would play them out in succession (of course this would have to be capped at like 5 items or so). Better than the other option of cutting off audio when requesting a new TTS item, I think the V. 4 app did this.
In fact, I have already expressed my discontentment with the overuse of animations in the new app on Dec 28th. This makes the app appear sluggish, while adding (imho) unnecessary eye candy.
I don't even know whether the old version cut it off. Actually I'm not really tapping another word while the audio of the previous word is still playing but immediately afterwards. But there seems to be a window of maybe 500-1000ms where the next audio is still blocked. I guess there's a bit of silence at the end of the audio file or it is something more technical like still using an audio object or something like that.
If I wait maybe two seconds it always works.
I guess I'm switching to the Android version temporary, I also have a color eink tablet and the app wasn't yet updated there. It's a bit sluggish because of the slow eink display but I still can go faster through it like with the problems in the current iOS version.
And I can play the audiobooks from my iPhone. Better than nothing, for Japanese the iPad app is nearly unusable for me at the moment. The problems kill every fun I had.