The URLs for the site have been changed, to be much shorter and friendlier. (This was one of the prerequisites of the ongoing marketing project.) For example, everything for the SSiW community is now under /welsh, rather than the unwieldy /communities/welsh-for-english-speakers; the forum is at /welsh/forum; course 1 at /welsh/course1 and so on.
Before anyone worries about the old addresses no longer working - the old addresses should all redirect to the new ones, so there shouldn’t be any need to update your bookmarks or anything. (If however you do find any broken links, please come here to complain so I can fix it :))
If you don’t know or don’t care what any of this means, then don’t worry about it - everything should continue to work the same as before.
(Finally, sorry if any of you got caught up in the 5-minute period where everything broke - this URLs thing went beautifully when I did a dry run a week or so ago, but unfortunately turned out to break things for a few minutes this time!)
Nice one James! I did check the app on my iPhone and it seemed to work - well, I was able to download a lesson and play the start of it, but to be honest I never really used the app much so I’m not sure what’s supposed to happen.
Anyway, course, lesson and page URLs should now be fixed
I’ve just tried opening my app on my iPhone and it worked fine. I even managed to download 3 more lessons no problems. Then, I went to the online page. It loaded up, but the community was unavailable. I then tried to select the settings page…and it crashed! I’ve tried to reopen the app and it just closes again. I cannot get into the app at all now!
I think it had something to do with the online page. I’ve been able to go between the settings and lessons pages with no problems up to a minute ago. Now I can’t open the app!
Edit: I’ve just tried deleting the app and reinstalling. The app opens and defaults to the North course. But, as soon as you select the settings tab it crashes. Then you try to reopen the app and it immediately closes again, so it must be something to do with the Settings tab
Thanks very much indeed for that detailed feedback, Gavin - looks as though we’re going to need to try and get a conversation to happen between Ifan and Andrew - fingers crossed it won’t be all that long…
I’m having a similar problem listening to SSIW on my I-pod. I haven’t been able to open the app for the past day or so and before that it wasn’t retaining downloaded lessons once I clicked off the app. Can you help please?
We’re doing our best to get this fixed - if we’re lucky, it’ll turn out to be a couple of lines that need fixing, but if we’re not, it could turn into a hunt the needle in the haystack job - so if you could hang on for the next couple of days, maybe using the site instead of the app, we’ll try and get everything in proper working order again as soon as possible…
Is it possible to have the old course identifiers back?
They took the form “course-1-cyen” (it took me about 3 months to work out what cyen meant!). Now it’s just “course1”
It’s caused an issue in the Android app - all the courses appear twice because it thinks that course1 is different to course-1-cyen. Users can work around the issue by removing the app and reinstalling it.
(If you do that you will need to download all the lessons again. All of the usage data that records how many times you’ve done a lesson will also be lost).
Thinking long term, having globally unique course identifiers would make it easier to support have an app that supported Welsh, and Spanish, and French, and so on…