We are now able to create audio files on both the iOS and Android versions of our app, and are next working on saving and retrieving those files to and from Google Drive. Although both apps use Google Drive, the API’s for iOS and Android are quite different, and it is taking time to wade through the documentation and examples, try things out, and then go back and fix problems.

Meanwhile, we have also been doing a bit more thinking about the audio recording feature, and how it might work. We had the idea that recording each Torah or haftarah verse as a separate unit, and being able to play it back that way would be very useful. After looking at other audio recording and editing programs, we also will consider supporting the recording of each word or each phrase (marked by disjunctive trop) as separate units within a verse. A tutor may wish to record a verse phrase by phrase (or word by word) to allow students to hone their skills on specific trouble spots. A student, though, may want to record as a single unit a series of verses that have been assigned by a tutor. We need to think about how to flexibly to serve a range of needs.