VoiceOver support / accessibility
We’ve updated the dial (the home screen) of the Anchor app to work better with VoiceOver, and will be tackling other sections of the app ASAP! Thanks so much for your patience – please do continue to report issues as you come across them.
and... thank you also for the home dial enhancements, I think I've already said it on the App store but never mind. Keep on the good work. :)
Very happy to see that accessibility is finally moving forward. We rely on you guys, thanks a lot!
Trenton Matthews commented
I'm a "public beta testor" for the Android version of Anchor.
Although I already expressed my thoughts to them via an email, I simply wanted to share here that I too wish they'd work closely on both versions with the blind-friendliness of the app on "both" platforms.
I noticed in the app that alot of the buttons did not use the accessible tagging method available for you guys in Xcode or you didn't provide very good button labels I'd like to see that fixed and make sure that the app let's us know what's going on when it changes stations, fast forwards and rewinds or does anything else.
Since yesterday's release, things are getting worse on iOS! :( Before that, although it was uncomfortable to use, I was able to use it to listen to stations and share things. But now, we can no longer use VoiceOver in the playing screen. When I flick around to find the echo button or at least the title of a song which is currently playing, the playback jumps directly to the end of the station timeline. When using a remote to go to the next or previous segment, no problem, but if I touch the screen, it gets messy. :( However, I need to touch this damn screen to know who is speaking or has been echoed.
I can understand that making the whole thing quickly accessible with VO could take some time but PLEASE, TRY TO CORRECT THIS at least for the meantime. I love this app, have made some friends now and I feel very frustrated not to be able to use it anymore.
Thanks a bunch in advance.
Paweł Masarczyk commented
Same situation applies to the Android version of the app. There are hardly any buttons labelled. Please fix.
Juan Carlos Alicea commented
Please make anchor 2.0 fully accessible for users who use VoiceOver on iOS. All buttonts must be clearly labeled, for example, near the bottom of the screen, the unlabeled button should be labeled record options, which brings up a list of menu options, as well as home, Search, activity, profile near the bottom right of the screen, and the buttons near the mittle of the screen should be labeled as well: Close, Playback settings, Play/pause toggle button, Applause, next, and favorite/unfavorite stations
If you need a beta tester for VoiceOver support, I'm available. Just call-in at any time! :)