Call on Faith: Written Android App Review
Do you ever feel like sometimes you need an inspirational lift? Maybe you’re going through a difficult time in your life and you need a few words of encouragement. Or perhaps you’re just looking to deepen your spiritual practice.
Concept and Functionality:
A type of app you don’t see very often is one which serves as a catalog for videos on a specific topic. Typically we think of just doing a quick YouTube search and sifting through a ton of results until we find what we’re looking for. Call on Faith is meant to provide you quick and easy access to inspirational and heartwarming videos.
The app is beautifully designed and, for the most part, very simple to navigate. You can easily browse videos based on their category or you can search for specific videos. However, there really isn’t a way to quickly access a specific video category. This is fine if you’re just looking to browse casually, but having to go through all the categories before finding what you need can be a bit annoying. As a side note, I noticed this feature is available on the iPhone version of the app.
Call on Faith even allows you to add videos to a “Favorites” list. This is wonderful for people who tend to watch the same videos over and over. Also, you’re able to share videos to almost every service you can think of.
I ran into a few problems while trying to play various videos. Most worked fine, but occasionally the app crashed when I was trying to exit a video before it finished playing. Sometimes it even opened Google Now.
The sheer number of videos you can find in this app is amazing. Not only that, I love how videos are organized so clearly based on topics. This makes finding what you’re looking for very easy.
Also, the app’s video player is clean and free of annoying overlays and complicated menus. This means you won’t be distracted while watching videos, which is very helpful if you’re watching something that requires your full attention.
If you’re interested in further exploring the sources for videos in Call on Faith, the app provides links directly to websites.
As I mentioned earlier, the biggest feature that’s missing from the app is a main menu with a list of topics. This would make it much easier to navigate topics.
Unfortunately you have to have an active internet connection in order to open the app, which could be a problem if you’re running a WiFi-only device like my Nexus 7. Also, it’s not possible to download videos to watch later.
This, along with the lack of a main menu with a list of categories, is the reason I gave Call on Faith only 4.5 stars for features.
If you’re looking for an app that will help you become a better person and provide endless inspiration, you can’t go wrong with Call on Faith. Definitely take advantage of the $0.99 sale in the Google Play store.
Android Apps Review Details: Call on Faith is $0.99 and requires Android 2.2+. You can download it from Google Play.
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