TED

TED

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Good-looking layout
  • User-friendly interface
  • Watch it later feature
  • Video quality and loading speed
Cons
  • No complaints. Great app
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Ideas worth spreading"

Reviewed by / Mar 22, 2012

TED is the official Android app of the well-known global set of conferences

TED official website is mostly about videos of the conferences of the TED annual event celebrated in Long Beach, California (formerly in Monterrey). From there you can watch some of the ideas which claim to change the World in different areas as education, business, design, music, humanitarianism and many other relevant topics. If you want to keep updated of the state of this topics, TED is the event where companies and specialists unveils every year the trends.

TED for Android is the official app that try to dump all the website content and make it easy accessible from your mobile device. You can find more than 1200 TEDTalk videos and audios and more are added every week. The app is supported by both tablets and smartphones.

Developers has taken care of the design, and the outcome is the proof. Clear and good-looking layout in a user-friendly interface. Users just need to navigate through tabs (featured, all talks and my talks), select "New" or "Popular (filters) and scroll down the videos. If tapping one you get access to the Talk sheet: briefing of the talk, video and related-videos. That's it.

You can share it, add to watch it later or even download the talk to your SDcard (choosing before high or low quality video). Quality and loading speed is excellent. No complaints, a well-developed Android app. High recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
TED's official Android app presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. Find more than 1700 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added each week) on the official TED app -- now for tablets and smartphones.

Fully translated and localized in 22 languages:

English
Spanish
Korean
Japanese
Chinese (Traditional)
Chinese (Simplified)
Portuguese
Portuguese (Brazilian)
French
Russian
German
Greek
Arabic
Turkish
Polish
Italian
Romanian
Hebrew
Dutch
Hungarian
Czech
Swedish

Recently changed in this version

2.2.4:
+ Fixed memory leak on rotation for certain screen sizes

2.2.3:
+ Fixed issue on some 2.2 and 2.3 devices where push notifications would cause talks to not load
+ Performance enhancements

2.2.2:
+ Fixed search functionality
+ Fixed downloads not playing when offline

2.2:
+ 'Inspire Me' feature, bringing TED's Serendipity Engine to Android
+ Curated playlists

2.0 - 2.1:
+ Opt-in notifications of new talks
+ Fully translated and localized in 22 languages:


Lists with TED

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for TED
  • (72)

    by Yi Ma on 09/07/2014

    Inexcusable.

  • (72)

    by Edgar Cudmore on 09/07/2014

    Given the talent base, its hard to be surprised that the TED app is flawless.

  • (72)

    by Max Georgopoulos on 09/07/2014

    Really cool

  • (72)

    by Emilio DnineFam on 09/07/2014

    This app provides me with so many TED videos.! Yeah, it has it's problems, but what all doesn't. They are minor and nothing to big. All in all, a great app.

  • (72)

    by Linda Tan on 09/07/2014

    I enjoy this app. Watch it on my phone and tablet. But wish it has chromecast extension so I can display the videos on my TV monitor and watch the same talk with family and friends comfortably

  • (72)

    by raja gunasekaran on 09/07/2014

    But give me an option to select download location (SD card).

  • (72)

    by Omair Ahmed on 08/07/2014

    Nice app with one crucial feature that needs to be added - the linking of TED talks account so that the watch later videos can be synced across devices.