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Hello Everyone,
We release new iOS & Android betas regulary and we'd love for you all to join.If you would like to receive these betas please sign-up from the links below.
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NPR One team.
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Which OS are you on? And which version of NPR One do you have?
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Dennis Skillman

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So I noticed there haven't been any new ground breaking changes in the NPR one app in a while. What is the plan? Is there a development plan or list of things you are working on? Is this open source and if so where is the community support for this?

By the way, I still mostly use my podcast app to listen to the NPR shows I like because NPRone isn't doing much.
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NPR One is not deprecated, I can assure you of that. There are several teams working on various aspects of NPR One, it is very much alive.

In terms of updates for the app, we are currently working on rebuilding our Chromecast integration (something that is quite overdue), onboarding some new team members, and focusing on fixing bugs. After that, we will be returning to new feature development.

We've been a bit busy and I apologize I haven't been responding here as promptly as I'd like to be.
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Dennis Skillman

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Hi, just joined the community and I am really excited to help test the betas. My immediate feedback is that the interface seems to be set up for people who have never listened to NPR and are looking for a discovery tool. For NPR junkies like myself, I know there are shows that I listen to almost everyday. I would like the ability to have those shows automatically downloaded as soon as they come out so they are ready for me when I get up and start my drive into work. Also, being able to change between shows and news would be great.
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Thanks for the feedback. Offline support is definitely on the roadmap.
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Ted Yang

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Still have the bug with long podcasts automatically replaying the last few minutes. This time I had my phone free so saw what was going on.  Looks like the time of the podcast is wrong so basically the app THINKS it is over before it actually is, which for some reason causes it rewind when it hits the "End".  Oddly then the next time it happens it goes a bit further before rewinding and replaying back.  This just happened on latest android app and the latest freakonomics podcast.
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Thanks for giving us a specific case to investigate, we'll take a look and see if we can identify the cause with that example.
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Kenny Connor

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I'm running the latest Android N beta on my Nexus 6P. As of the July security update, the NPR One app crashes as soon as it starts to play anything. Hopefully this will be resolved before the full release of Android N. I'll try signing up for the beta version of NPR One and see if that helps.
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Henry Ferlauto

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Concept: Allow the user to specify how much time they have, and then the app selects shows accordingly.

Background: Started up NPR One for first time today. Only have about 10 minutes. NPR One wanted to restart an episode from yesterday. I knew it was too long. Hit [ >>| ]. Another show comes up. I realized the duration is only displayed in the timeline.

Should it be duplicated near the somewhere up near the title? Maybe the second number in the timeline should be time remaining?

Semi-related, I wish there were always buttons displayed for the national and local news broadcasts (i.e. "Catch up)
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Thanks +Michael Seifollahi. Glad to hear you like the idea of accommodating a listener's time constraints.

With regard to national and local news, I believe "less is more" and it can probably be on the main screen in a simple and elegant fashion.

Have some ideas swirling in my head...
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Kerry O'Neil

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Hey there, enthusiastic supporter here,

you guys need to do something about the stories that are prompted by commercial-style promos. When the user is listening to a promo in the form of a commercial it is difficult to "tap the button to hear the story" when the user is informed at the END of the promo. I find myself racing to unlock my phone and scrolling through open apps to catch the story before the promo ends.

Hopefully you guys are familiar with what I'm describing.

Thanks 
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Thanks +Michael Seifollahi! I will await the new version! 
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Butch Carabuena

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Any way to make the playback faster in iOS? I've been using stitcher and you're able to increase the playback speed in that app. 
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Not at this time, but we're always listening to feedback from our users to help prioritize which features to work on next.
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Steve Cummings

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When using the Windows app, I should be able to see a list of shows I've followed via the Android app.
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Thanks for the feedback, the Windows app is a bit behind the Android & iOS clients in terms of features. I'll bring it up with the Product Manager for the Windows version.
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Jeremy Harkness

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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh.
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About this community

Hello and welcome to the NPR One Mobile Testers Community. We will be releasing beta versions of NPR One to this community to give you sneak peak at our latest work, and to ask for your help is giving us feedback. While the features in the NPR One beta app have been tested while in development, the app is not release ready, therefore crashes are possible. One of the advantages of being on the beta list is you’ll be offered new features well in advanced of users. Look for announcements and information about our testing to be here. Thank you for being part of this awesome venture!

Dennis Skillman

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+Michael Seifollahi Thanks for your comment on my previous post. How about an answer from the team on plans to make the software open source and try to get some support from the community in building it? Seems like a great way to save on the budget and develop more quickly. I bet you could even squeeze a few shows out of how it was built. +Planet Money comes to mind right off the top of my head. I bet some of the tech shows could get an episode out of it too. Finally, as a tax payer, I would love to increase NPR's budget but I can't. What we can do is maximize how effeicently you spend it. :)
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Caleb Lee

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Every time I hit the pause icon on the NPR One notification, the notification seems to vanish and then come back - like it's refreshing or something. It's somewhat disconcerting, as it makes it seem like the notification has momentarily been dismissed.

Any reason why it works like this? When other audio apps are paused from the notification, they don't behave in this manner
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We'll take a look. This is likely a side effect of attempting to release resources when playback is paused.
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Henry Ferlauto

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Think I found one. Save a show for later. Play it and the same episode can also play via regular streaming. Happened to me yesterday, back-to-back.

Without knowing what's going on under the covers, if each episode of each show has its own unique ID number, and the episodes are logged by user ID, duplicating shows would not happen unless requested.

For maximum flexibility, I would recommend a 3 part structure.

Producer (e.g. WNYC Studios, APM, etc.)
Show name
Episode number

This would create abilities to highly customize the user's listening preferences.

Two cents from the loyal peanut gallery.
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Alex Knight

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I'm testing the app on the latest iOS 10 beta. It would be nice if links to episodes opened directly in the NPR One app. For example, if I tap on a n.pr shortened link in twitter, open it directly in the native app. 
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Thanks for the feedback. That's something we'd like to support. We do support opening DeepLinks directly (for one.npr.org links), but the n.pr domain is outside the control of this team and there are some technical reasons why NPR One can't open those links right now.
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Henry Ferlauto

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Hi +Michael Seifollahi,

I took a shot at a crude mockup. (Emphasis on crude.)

I believe something like this allows for maximum flexibility with minimal user interaction.

I think this could be on either the "Listen" or "Explore" screens. (Personally prefer the former over the latter.) But in either case something like this at the top would cover the most common concerns of the user (IMHO).

Thoughts? 
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Thanks for sharing this +Henry Ferlauto! Will share this with the team.
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Caleb Lee

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I'm wondering if adding a dark mode to the Android app is on the to-do list.

Usually I like listening to NPR One before bed, but the app is always blindingly white when I open it up.

If it changed automatically based on time of day, even better!
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The app twilight does what you're asking for.
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Landon LaSmith

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Is there a limit to the amount of shows it will autoplay if the app is running in the background? I just used 1.8GB of data for nprone within the first week of my billing cycle because it kept autoplaying shows in the background while my wifi was off. I don't normally manually shutdown the app when I leave my car so it should just stop playing when the bluetooth connection is lost
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Thanks for the feedback. The app should stop playing when disconnecting headphones / Bluetooth, can you let us know which device you are using so that we can try to reproduce that behavior and correct it? Thanks.
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Michael Yang

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Not sure if this group is now defunct. I couldn't reach here from in-app link to "Send Feedback". I think I found a bug, but haven't verified if it happens on other phones too. When I play an article from "Recently Heard" section, the article begins in the last 1-2 seconds (e.g., 2:34/2:36) and immediately ends and goes on to the next article. I can wind it back if I'm REALLY fast about it, but it should really play from the beginning! Thanks guys - love what you guys are doing with NPR One app.
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Thanks for the feedback, the story is resuming from the last elapsed time rating we have. Previously, we would roll that back if you were near the end of the piece to avoid this situation, but it seems that code may be getting circumvented now. Which platform are you on, iOS or Android? We'll get that fixed.

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Steve Cummings

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Why is there no option to "follow" a show, using the Windows app?
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I responded to your other comment about viewing followed on Windows, same answer here. Thanks for the feedback.
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Jeremy Harkness

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Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.
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