It’s funny how the world can change quite quickly.
When we launched our Bitesize Irish Gaelic program in 2010 publicly (all with about 30 lessons!), using your mobile to surf the internet was still in its infancy really.
Roll on 2015, and more emails are accessed on mobile devices than on computers. You expect sites to work nicely on your phone or tablet.
For the last few months, our online Bitesize Irish Gaelic lessons had a problem playing audio on Chrome for Android.
I’m now pleased to say that the audio buttons have been fixed for Android.
If you quickly want to test how our audio buttons work:
- Open our About Us page (or access a Bitesize lesson if you’re a member)
- Click “Eoin”
- You should hear how it’s pronounced
If that audio doesn’t play for you, don’t despair! Please contact us so that we can step through it with you, since each device and computer is different.
For all you Apple device users too, if the audio doesn’t play for you using the steps above, please also do contact us so we can work through it with you.
There are still some open issues with our audio buttons on Android:
- Older Android versions (like version 2.x) likely won’t play our audio recordings (that’s a shame, you’re missing out on thousands of our recordings!)
- On some buttons when you click them to hear the audio, the top of the text gets chopped off so you only see the bottom part of the line. We’re aware of that issue, and may be able to fix it.
- On Firefox for Android, when you click a button, it will play but the button does not change from the “playing” view of it until you scroll down the page. There’s not much we can do about that browser bug.
Here’s a question to you Bitesizers: Do you mainly access our Bitesize lessons on your computer, your phone, or your tablet? Leave your reply below.
Bonus tip: Write in Irish on your iPhone
Levi emailed us recently with this excellent tip:
My computer keyboard makes it difficult to add a fada, so I won’t be including Irish in this message, sadly. Fortunately, If you wanted to let the other users know, they can change their phone’s language to Gaeilge if they have an iPhone. You also have the option of just changing the calendar settings, which has really helped me fluently learn days and months. Settings –> General –> Language and Region –> Add Language. It allows them to download Gaeilge and apply it!