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  1. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    Is anyone having any success using Apollo, the Pandora client? A few weeks ago I starting having issues with the app stalling between tracks - but eventually advancing to the next track. Now each track stalls just before the end of the track, usually with about 10 seconds left. You have to manually advance to the next track which also stalls. I considered deleting and downloading again, but it appears the app is no longer in BBW. I'm not sure if there was an issue with Pandora, but I never saw an announcement regarding the Dev pulling the app. Anyone else experiencing these issues?

    *****UPDATE*****

    From the developer's website :

    Jake Morrison (@JakeMorrison24) tweeted at 6:57pm - 12 Aug 14:

    Taylor and I have decided to pull Apollo from the BB10 AppWorld store. We have yet to find a solution to why the music stops periodically. (https://twitter.com/JakeMorrison24/s...28836602187777)
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    Last edited by Genghis2k3; 08-22-14 at 01:56 PM. Reason: update
    08-17-14 12:31 PM
  2. tryfe's Avatar
    Yup; just checked my Available list in BlackBerry World & it's indeed gone for me as well.
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    08-17-14 12:47 PM
  3. CTU2fan's Avatar
    Mine is working fine. Are you on BB10? Pandora app from Amazon Appstore works fine, if you're cool with using the Android version.

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    08-17-14 07:30 PM
  4. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    I did load the android version and it's OK. Seems to have way more ads than I recall, and I'm still trying to figure out the menus. It's been a while since I used the mobile pandora app.
    08-17-14 09:08 PM
  5. Jaws48's Avatar
    My Apollo stopped functioning without changing stations between songs. Just noticed it today for first time. Removed and reloaded, same result. Deleted totally and went to BlackBerry World to do full reload but no joy! It is definitely gone. Went to Amazon and downloaded my first Android ap...Pandora for android on BB10, what a POS. It is a battery hog! Apollo would run all day with no noticeable accelerated battery discharge. Run Pandora a few minutes and the battery drain bends down appreciably. Couple that with 30 seconds between songs makes it unacceptable to me.

    Don't know if a paid subscription would be more acceptable or not...even so, $5 a month is a bit much.

    Really disappointed to loose free stuff! Apollo worked great but the android solution is not acceptable. Looking for alternative.

    "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."
    08-17-14 11:38 PM
  6. blueyestm's Avatar
    The Pandora app does the same thing too stalling between tracks and there is a buttload of ads almost to the point of one song, one ad. It's annoying as heck
    08-18-14 11:38 AM
  7. Jaws48's Avatar
    Using Pandora on Mac this morning and it is just as it used to be via Apollo on Z10...a few adverts and quick transition between tunes. Problem must be with Android app to BlackBerry 10 OS conversion. Android sucks and is not the solution for this app.

    "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."
    08-18-14 11:47 AM
  8. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    Using Pandora on Mac this morning and it is just as it used to be via Apollo on Z10...a few adverts and quick transition between tunes. Problem must be with Android app to BlackBerry 10 OS conversion. Android sucks and is not the solution for this app.

    "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."
    My issues started with the native Apollo app. It worked fine until a few weeks ago. The android app is what I'm stuck with for now. The curious part is that Apollo is no longer available in BBW. I've gotten no response from the developer.
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    08-18-14 12:43 PM
  9. maxiang's Avatar
    I switched to iHeartRadio awhile ago as its Built for BlackBerry and works with all of the BlackBerry controls (pause and volume button track skip). If I recall correctly, Apollo was a port from WebOS and did not integrate as well as iHeartRadio does. I've since found that I actually prefer it over Pandora on all of my devices.
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    08-18-14 01:33 PM
  10. MB64's Avatar
    I tried mines and it still works

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    08-18-14 01:37 PM
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    08-18-14 01:38 PM
  12. Jaws48's Avatar
    I will have to try iHeart on z10. Have it on the Mac but generally prefer music I select. It should be much better that android Pandora on z10 if it don't eat the battery.

    "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."
    08-18-14 01:40 PM
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    Yes, but let me know if it stalls near the end of that track. That's been the issue.
    08-18-14 01:54 PM
  14. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    I will have to try iHeart on z10. Have it on the Mac but generally prefer music I select. It should be much better that android Pandora on z10 if it don't eat the battery.

    "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."
    I have iHeart, but as you mention, Apollo/Pandora is better at selecting your own music. Particularly with Apollo (with no ads), you can conceivably create a station from any song that plays - even within a given station. That basically gives you unlimited skips for the original song you created the first station with. Switching to the "substations " was faster than listening to an add, and it's all the same genre. The loss of Apollo takes away my little work-around!
    08-18-14 02:02 PM
  15. MB64's Avatar
    Yes, but let me know if it stalls near the end of that track. That's been the issue.
    Let's see.

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    08-18-14 02:07 PM
  16. MB64's Avatar
    Yes, but let me know if it stalls near the end of that track. That's been the issue.
    Listened to 3 tracks with no issues.

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    08-18-14 02:20 PM
  17. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    Listened to 3 tracks with no issues.

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    You must be the lucky one. Just tried again. Stops with 7-10 seconds left each time. Just curious - do you still see Apollo in BBW?
    08-18-14 02:56 PM
  18. Jaws48's Avatar
    Installed iHeart...works great with understood limitations. It is not a battery hog like android Pandora. IHEART will work for me since Apollo is TU.

    "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."
    08-18-14 03:02 PM
  19. MB64's Avatar
    You must be the lucky one. Just tried again. Stops with 7-10 seconds left each time. Just curious - do you still see Apollo in BBW?
    No I don't see it anymore on bbw. I never really did like it anyways. I don't like the interface. I prefer Pandora myself. I rarely use Apollo.

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    08-18-14 03:09 PM
  20. MB64's Avatar
    As far as the battery issue I never realized that Pandora eats up more battery. I'm gonna have to look into that.

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    08-18-14 03:11 PM
  21. Jaws48's Avatar
    I used Apollo a lot and it did not cause my z10 accelerated battery discharge but the android Pandora sure did.

    "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."
    08-18-14 07:27 PM
  22. mmmac's Avatar
    Can someone post the Apollo. Bar?

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    08-18-14 07:42 PM
  23. QXS's Avatar
    Check out Apollo for BlackBerry 10 (Pandora Radio Client) in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...ntent/25225873


    I still see it... But I had it installed already so I could be mistaken.
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    08-18-14 09:22 PM
  24. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    Check out Apollo for BlackBerry 10 (Pandora Radio Client) in BlackBerry World! You can find it at - BlackBerry World


    I still see it... But I had it installed already so I could be mistaken.
    I was able to delete and in install with this link, but I still have the stall issue. Looking at the reviews, lots of people have the same issue. Another issue I forgot to mention is that Apollo sometimes plays two tracks at the same time after extended use. I haven't had that issue lately because of the stalling.

    Pandora considers the use of Apollo a violation of their TOS (according to the comments) - maybe that has something to do with it.
    08-18-14 10:09 PM
  25. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    Mystery solved - somewhat. From the developer's website :

    Jake Morrison (@JakeMorrison24) tweeted at 6:57pm - 12 Aug 14:

    Taylor and I have decided to pull Apollo from the BB10 AppWorld store. We have yet to find a solution to why the music stops periodically. (https://twitter.com/JakeMorrison24/s...28836602187777)
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    08-18-14 11:06 PM
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