@cowenparkseattle As far as I know, the Android app does have a full-time developer. He told me that they recently about some issues I was having in the app and said they pushed some fixes through an update. I am also using the Android app and did have some bugs with the earlier version of the app but and have not noticed any issues since updating to the newest updated version.
Are you using the ChinesePod Next app? If so I would suggest you check the Google Play store to see if there are some updates pending for the app that need to be installed.
I also wanted to highlight that anyone can still listen to the full podcasts if they login to the website from their phone (iOS and Android). You can stream stream the lessons directly and don’t need to download them.
I understand that it can be frustrating not to have a dedicated iOS app yet but from what they are saying on the forum it seems like they are working hard on it and had some app rejections from Apple due to various reason. They are working on getting everything fixed.
@GwilymJames has also made a great post on how to use alternative applications to access the CPod content until the iOS app is finally approved by Apple.
You can view the article here: