Announcing the New Android Updates Feed!

Posted by Libby on December 19, 2014
Android lovers, we’re making your life more beautiful! The Goodreads Android app now features a sleek, redesigned updates feed to help you discover great books and follow what your friends are reading.


The team also released a number of behind-the-scenes fixes and smaller updates in the lead-up to this update. For example, you were able to vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards on your Android app for the first time this year – and you definitely made your voices heard! Check out all of the Goodreads Choice Award winners in the app.

Download the updated app from the Google Play Store or Amazon App Store, and tell us what you think!

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message 1: by Freya (new)

Freya THANK YOU!! (:

(haven't checked it out yet, but it can only be better)


message 2: by Steffi (new)

Steffi Thank you sooo much!! Best news of the day behind my book win ;)


message 3: by Silvana (new)

Silvana This is great. What's still missing is the ability to follow post/comment/discussion thread (set notification for new post). I need to find manually, scrolling my friends' reviews to check whether they already replied. Same goes for discussions in groups.


message 4: by Mony❤❤ (new)

Mony❤❤ finally an update ! ! ! thank you guys :)


message 5: by Hana (new)

Hana Wish there was support for quotes!


message 6: by Bea (new)

Bea I'd like to be able to see all of my shelves. When I add a book, my shelves get cut off and I have to go back to the book when I'm next on the website and add it to the missing shelves. Is this addressed in this update?


message 7: by Isha (new)

Isha Coleman Does Goodreads allow members to create blogs.


message 8: by Melek (new)

Melek I think I'm the only one who didn't like it. :/ Apart from what's missing and what's not, it didn't look appealing to me. It looks more like Goodreads mobile than Goodreads Android app. Thanks for the update anyway.


message 9: by Noel (last edited Dec 19, 2014 11:01AM) (new)

Noel Kelly At the risk of sounding ungrateful... That's it? Bug fixes, a minor upgrade, and a new font? Sorry, but compared to the mammoth upgrade iOS got (months ago) and the lovely new modern ui to match iOS 7 and 8, this is what Android users get? Android 5 brought with it Material Design amd a whole new design standard for Android, and you guys gave us this... When (when?!!) will we finally get something that looks like it was made this side of 2006? Something even vaguely resembling Google's design standards for Android would be nice.

Unimpressed, but thanks anyway.

Edit: Jesus, even the screenshots show a Nexus 5 running Android 5 Lollipop... So you guys know what Material Design looks like, right?


message 10: by Melanie (new)

Melanie I'm not sure why iOS gets the focus for apps? Even in the US, Android has a bigger market share.


message 11: by Ellen (new)

Ellen I would like to see my reading challenge.


message 12: by Melanie (new)

Melanie I mean, thanks for the update and all, because I *DO* think it looks nice, but... why does iOS get all the good stuff? Please, for once, can we get something as nice as iOS? Jeez.


message 13: by DJ (new)

DJ This is a welcome change thank you for the update. =-)


message 14: by Lys (new)

Lys Am I the only one who:
1. If comments on a status are spread on more than 1 page, can't read them. I receive notification about a new comment, but can't read anything from page 2 onwards.
2. can't read spoilers in comments in groups discussions (I haven't checked yet on users' reviews)
?

The new update feed is much better than the old one, but with those bugs, the app is basically useless to me.


message 15: by Brenda (new)

Brenda It got better! Thanks for the update :D


Fictional World Dreamer Omg! Finally, but not impressed #sorrynotsorry


message 17: by Cas (new)

Cas Yay!


message 18: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Awesome :)


message 19: by Usagi Tsukino (new)

Usagi Tsukino I haven't check it up yet, the real thing I want for this app to be better is the possibility to exit from the app. It's kinda annoying when you have to close it from the "home" button of the smartphone and it doesn't have an option within the app (and the back button goes back to the previous page instead of exit the app). =(


message 20: by lemon (new)

lemon good , now i can use it :)


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

That is wonderful news. A big thank you for all of your hard work! :)


message 22: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages Lys wrote: "Am I the only one who:
1. If comments on a status are spread on more than 1 page, can't read them. I receive notification about a new comment, but can't read anything from page 2 onwards.
2. can't ..."


I find not being able to read the spoilers annoying too. Also links created to a certain comment don't work when accessed from the app.

Thanks for the updates but it could get more better.


message 23: by Valentina (new)

Valentina Markasović Went to update my Goodreads app and I love the new look! So sleek!


message 24: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Ayman Thanks a lot for the updates, but still "searching for quotes" is not available for android users, so please take this into consideration and hope to make it available as soon as possible


message 25: by Celestial (new)

Celestial  B Purposed LFLOP Great news. Can't wait for it to be fully functional. ;)


message 26: by Tina (new)

Tina Ellen wrote: "I would like to see my reading challenge."

SECONDED!


message 27: by andrea (new)

andrea Tina wrote: "Ellen wrote: "I would like to see my reading challenge."

SECONDED!"


Id like the reading challenge too!


message 28: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Looks nice, but I'd love to see my reading challenge, spoilers, and explore options.


message 29: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Jennifer wrote: "Looks nice, but I'd love to see my reading challenge, spoilers, and explore options."

I agree Jennifer I think the challenge would have been a great feature to have included seeing so many of us do the challenge :)


message 30: by Just Denise (new)

 Just Denise ok, is this the free app or the 99cent app?


message 31: by Htb2050 (new)

Htb2050 This is a very welcome change from the ancient feed of the previous version but what I would really like is the new books page from the iOS. That looks amazing and that would look even better on Android tablets.


message 32: by Htb2050 (new)

Htb2050 Denise wrote: "ok, is this the free app or the 99cent app?"

on all of them.


message 33: by Erika (new)

Erika Noel wrote: "At the risk of sounding ungrateful... That's it? Bug fixes, a minor upgrade, and a new font? Sorry, but compared to the mammoth upgrade iOS got (months ago) and the lovely new modern ui to match iO..."

Lolll I knew it would still suck without even needing to look at it but thanks for the confirmation.


message 34: by Ket (new)

Ket Thank you for all of your hard work. But is anyone else having this issue?

When I check notifications and try to open a thread from a group, the app redirects back to the app homepage. I can't open any of my notifications from groups. Did not have this issue prior to update; hope it's patched soon.


message 35: by Evgeni (new)

Evgeni Kirilov This is definitely a big step in the right direction, and I am happy for it - but I also hope you guys know that there is much room for improvement. Material is a positively gorgeous visual language, and I believe the app would benefit a lot from it. I realize it's a ton of work to update it, especially because the app was never Holo in the first place, but at this point it's the single most wanted "feature" in my list.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Noel wrote: "At the risk of sounding ungrateful... That's it? Bug fixes, a minor upgrade, and a new font? Sorry, but compared to the mammoth upgrade iOS got (months ago) and the lovely new modern ui to match iO..."

I agree with you - hardly anything seems done. One of the main gripes I was waiting for is when they allow you see to yearly reading challenge progress...right now you can't at all, which is so bizarre.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Melanie wrote: "I'm not sure why iOS gets the focus for apps? Even in the US, Android has a bigger market share."

Yeah I don't get that either, I've seen the same thing happen with other sites and getting priority first.


message 38: by Gunawan (new)

Gunawan Positive nice share. thanks.. hp android


message 39: by Anang (new)

Anang Fauzi thank you for the very nice article

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message 40: by Erika (new)

Erika Get back to me when you totally revamp the app and make it functional on Apple AND Android. As of right now you, I'd rather use the site than the app on my Android phone or my iPad, even if you paid me to use the app.


message 42: by Iphonesupport (new)

Iphonesupport apple support the new Android update are useful for the user of android and it more updates will be great if it would not harm any apps which is running right now.


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