We are excited to announce a reasonably substantial new release/upgrade!
So, what are the main changes?
1. Play it!Our conversational trainer, Play it!, has been upgraded and improved. You will see that it is now positioned towards the top of each Interactive Audio Lesson. You can access it by clicking the "Practice this conversation" button. You also now have more flexibility about how it works. The settings icon lets you decide what parts of the phrases you can and can't see.
Note#1: Play it! ratings no longer contribute to your overall lesson ratings. The reason being that, with the new arrangement, their are a myriad of ways to use Play it! and we didn't want to pigeon-hole its use.
Note #2: You may have to login again and/or do a hard refresh for the changes to be fully functional. You can do a hard refresh by clicking in your browser url field and then Ctrl+F5 (Windows users) or Shift+F5 (Mac users).
A big thanks to our community members for helping out with ideas to improve it and for beta-testing.
2. Rocket Record and Rocket Record RatingsWe have improved how Rocket Record works. It is a far more streamlined version than the old version. The Rocket Record ratings have also changed with your result coming back in 5% increments.
3. Reinforcement ActivitiesYou will notice that there is a new, simpler layout for the Rocket Reinforcement activities at the bottom of the page. And that there are 3 rating levels for each phrase.
Most of the changes here were so that we could be consistent with how the apps work, and to keep the whole process more straight-forward.
Speaking of the apps...
4. The appsWe are aiming to release an extensively updated edition of the Android app within the next 48 hours. Due to the iOS/Apple approval system, the iOS app should be live within a couple of weeks.
Essentially we threw out the old app and started afresh using new technology to make the app work much better.
Overall a ton of work has been put in to get all of this out to you, so a big shout out to the Rocket Languages team for producing such a great experience for our members!