The new Memrise app, version 2.94_12959_beta, is a disaster. I am using the app on a 10 inch Amazon Fire tablet. The color scheme is harsh and hard on the eyes, but that is the least of its problems.
There does not seem to be any reliable way to get to my list of courses from the current course. When I try to press in the vicinity where the list icon used to be in the previous version of the app, 9 out of 10 times it will take me to list view for the sections of the current course rather than to my list of different courses that I am taking. That is really annoying!!! An incredible waste of time.
Another thing, the nice big bold new banner that is supposed to pop up to say “Well done, you’ve achieved your Daily Goal!” when you have achieved your daily goal only pops up at most maybe half the time when I have completed my daily goal, probably significantly less than half the time. That is rather annoying to have to stop after I may have more than met my goal to check and see what the situation is, especially since the streak icon in the upper corner of the courses home page is not as simple to read as it used to be.
Then I also seem to be having trouble trying to get the “Listening Skills”, “Review” or other buttons to start a practice session to work in the course’s home page. I find them generally completely unresponsive, though if I go to the list view for the sections of the course the buttons to start a practice session, do seem to work there.
There are major problems with the fonts you use and the color schemes. The fonts in this new app are significantly smaller and as a result of that are much harder to see. If that wasn’t bad enough, on the pages where you are supposedly trying to teach us new words or phrases, the definitions or translations are so grayed out you can barely see them. In my kanji course, where the point is to learn the kanji, it has the english or hiragana in bold black letters on top and the hiragana or english in tiny black letters underneath, and the kanji is in almost completely invisible ink (extremely light gray) in between. How pray tell am I supposed to learn it like that. It is so bad, I may not be able to do this class on my tablet. A related issue, why do you have to make all of the icons for and names of the the different options of what type of exercise you want to do, when you are choosing to do something other than what is being recommended, so small? They are all crammed down into the center of the bottom of the page. Is that really necessary? Why not make it easier to see?
The one area where there seems to be an improvement, is that I was able to download one of the large courses that I had not been able to download using the old app. But that is small consolation given all the major downsides of this current app.
Please, tell me that there is a way to get the old Memrise app back! You could call it the Legacy Memrise app. Either that or you need to do major repairs to the bugs and design flaws of this current disaster.