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Is There Support for Google Listen?


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  1. FergatROn

    FergatROn Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi All,

    I'm a BIG fan of Google Listen, until one of their updates just started f**king up everything! I posted my concern on their discussion group (Discussions - listen-discuss | Google Groups), but I'm not sure that official channel is actually answering ANY questions. The replies are more users saying they have the same problem.

    Can I get support (or answers) here or should I just stick to their discussion group?

    Here are some of my concerns:

    • I can't fast forward or rewind anymore. If I try to move the timeline the podcast starts over.
    • A lot of the time I get an error along the line that it can't play the file. So; it no longer plays while streaming. I have to wait until I get a full download.
    • When I use my bluetooth headset to start/stop a song, it messes with the Music app. I can't disable this option without disabling it for Music.
    I'm running their latest version (v1.1.3b) on my Motoroloa Droid FRG22D. I think I saw these issues when I had Android 2.1.
     

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  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is it's basically not supported. Personally, I tried it out and found it to be a pretty crappy alternative to the paid versions out there. Try out Doggcatcher and you'll see it's like a night and day comparison. Google does a lot of things well, but Listen is not one of them.
     
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  3. FergatROn

    FergatROn Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm probably asking for too much, but I'm not ready to purchase any software on the Android Marketplace. Is there a free alternative to Google Listen or should I simply expect the same result with most free applications.
     
  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

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    I've tried quite a few free podcasting apps and was unimpressed with every single one of them. I tried Doggcatcher and loved it. There are several free podcasting apps out there though. Some are better than others.
     
  5. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member

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    What is there to not "be ready" about? I see this a lot lately. What is the aversion to buying an app? You get 24 hours to get a refund, which is more than I can say about the Apple marketplace. Why not try it out? If you hate it or don't think its worth the 7 bucks, you can get your money back.
     
  6. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

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    I'm told you can get refunds from Apple, but you have to jump through hoops and deal with pissy people to do it. I bought an app the other day because it was highly recommended by several people on this forum. I installed it on my device and it kept force closing and wouldn't work. I did the typical stuff (rebooted the phone, cleared the cache, uninstalled/reinstalled the app) and it still kept force closing on my phone and didn't work. One click later and the app was uninstalled for good and I got my refund. It was an easy process.
     

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