A new version of the iOS app has just been released. The main difference is that the new version supports streaming. So, you no longer have to download each lesson before you can start playing it.
You can still manage downloading the audio if you need to - for example if you know that you’ll be somewhere without internet access - just go to the “Levels” tab and do a long press on a lesson number - it will give you a little menu with an option to download (or it’s already downloaded, it’ll give you the option to delete the downloaded file to save space).
There’s also a new option (see the Settings tab) to auto-advance to the next lesson (it’s turned off by default).
Ah … and I almost forgot - the advanced content works in this version! Look for it on the Levels tab by swiping past Level 3.
It’s been in beta test for a while, but I still expect some fresh hiccups to show up - so don’t hesitate to give a shout here if you have any problems with the updated app!
I wish I’d found this before going on my travels to where data/battery charge gets used up in a flash… I was so busy trying to show people the app on my travels, while on buses and trains, andnow I know I can get more control of already downloaded stuff, that is just brilliant @lewie …
It might be just because I have a particularly old iPad Mini, but when I tried to use the app yesterday I had a few problems. I could see that it was a new version - Advanced Content readily available - but the app kept shutting down the iPad, as if it didn’t recognise something was playing. I had to keep tapping the screen to keep it active. Also, the progress bar didn’t move smoothly across, starting off OK, but then stopping and when I restarted the app, it jumped across to where it should have been. I tried some of the challenges and old course material and had the same issue with everything. I haven’t had this problem before, and I do use the app fairly regularly.
Do you mean audio stops every time it goes stand-by/screen not active?
Is this another way to describe what happens to you?
Because in this case, that was happening to me in the beta version, but just to me, and @lewie couldn’t recreate the effect even if he wanted!
Then do you mean audio does weird jumps after pause (or if you go “rewind” o ffwd)?
For this I deleted all the downloaded files I had on the iPod, downloaded them all again and it has worked fine ever since.
Thanks for the update.
It might sound like a daft question but I am signed up to the 6 month course and have been using the app as it’s more handy than downloading lessons onto my phone. It’s been working for level 1 but it tells me that level 2 is premium content and requires me to subscribe in order to get access. Is there any way around this at all?
Just checking the updated app and the player seems to work fine with streaming and all links such as vocabulary lists, speed and volume all work fine. I’m using the latest iOS (12.2 according to my settings) on iPhone X.
Hi admin team,
I have tried to use the SSIW app today (iPhone xs max, latest iOS update installed) and it thinks that I’m no longer a subscriber - it won’t let me look at content - it’s asking me to subscribe. My last payment was taken on time and on the website version it’s working fine.
Please can this be fixed?
Thanks very much
(as you can see from the photo below 21-25 are locked. I tried installing and reinstalling the app but now I’ve lost all my progress and it still thinks I’m not a subscriber!)