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Description

We change lives through affordable high quality online cloud training. Learn new skills, get certified, train your team, and advance your career.

Every student at Linux Academy has access to over 1,200 hours of in-depth video content along with advanced training tools that increase skill and encourage critical thinking.

• Browse 1,200 hours worth of self-paced, in-depth video courses on every Linux, Cloud, and DevOps topic.

• Flashcards utilize custom, randomized decks of cards to study and practice.

• Prepare for certifications and test what you've learned with our Practice Exams and Quizzes.

• Watch lessons, train with flashcards, and take quizzes offline. Train even when you're out and about.

〰 Linux Academy Subscription Pricing 〰

Linux Academy offers an auto-renewing yearly subscription.

Your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account.

Your subscription will automatically renew each year.

Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.

You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings.

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Version History

Launched Feb 19, 2016 (almost 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 22 days, on average.

Nov 20
2018
(Current)
Version 2.7.3

NEW
- Offline mode has been added to the app. Offline mode is automatically triggered whenever the user goes in and out of network on their iOS device so there's no need to deal with buttons/settings.

FIXES
- Fixed an issue where the dashboard would be stuck on loading, stopping it from displaying the user's current courses in progress.

Nov 05
2018
Version 2.7.2

IMPROVEMENTS

- Improved Learning Center performance across all iOS devices.

FIXES

- Fixed a bug that prematurely returned you to the previous screen when deleting saved items.
- Fixed a bug that caused saved items from different courses to show up after deleting the last saved item in a saved course.

Oct 08
2018
Version 2.7.1

IMPROVEMENTS
• Improved Learning Center performance
• Improved Dashboard UI for older devices

FIXES
• Fixed a UI bug when deselecting answers when taking a quiz
• Fixed a bug that occasionally caused the app to crash when loading content
• Other minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Be on the lookout for new features and improvements in the near future!

Sep 12
2018
Version 2.7.0

NEW
• In this update we have introduced our brand new Learning Center, a replacement for what was previously the Library tab. All the categories you know and love are still present but have been reimagined as distinct Worlds to explore. You can search through all of our available courses from the Learning Center, as well as apply smart filters: ie: "show me only Intermediate level courses that have a Certification" etc

REMOVED
• The Library tab and the Search tab (both of these tabs have been superseded by the new Learning Center)

FIXES
• Fixed an occasional crash when returning to an open Study Guide after backgrounding and then foregrounding the app

Aug 28
2018
Version 2.6.3

FIXES
• Fixes issue with lock screen media controls where correct video title was not always displayed when using autoplay
• Fixes caching issue with Courses In Progress screen where courses finished outside of app would still be displayed on Dashboard

〰 Release Notes for 2.6.0 -> 2.6.2 〰

NEW
• Adds Autoplay / Up Next feature to the video player
-- The "auto" in Autoplay can be toggled on or off but you'll always get an "Up Next" dialogue
-- Autoplay even works when the screen is off! (Perfect for learning while you commute! Just enable "Background Audio" from the Profile screen)
• Added skip to next video functionality to lock screen media controls

ENHANCEMENTS
• Revamps StudyGuides to load faster
• Improves UI and performance of classic Linux Academy quizzes to more closely resemble our new Practice Exam Challenges
• Improves flow for deleting items from Saved

FIXES
• Fixes course sync metadata timeouts when syncing extra long courses for Search feature
• Fixes Dashboard not loading cached In Progress entities before making network request
• Fixes crash when viewing a Flashcard deck with special characters in its title
• Fixes bug with Practice Exams with a high question count unexpectedly grading the exam before all questions had been answered
• Implemented workaround for Dashboard course progresses returning incorrect values
• Fixes bug with classic quizzes where multiple choice answers could not be deselected

Aug 06
2018
Version 2.6.2

FIXES
• Fixes bug with classic quizzes where multiple choice answers could not be deselected

〰 Release Notes for 2.6.1 〰

ENHANCEMENTS
• Added skip to next video functionality to lock screen media controls

FIXES
• Fixes crash when viewing a Flashcard deck with special characters in its title
• Fixes bug with Practice Exams with a high question count unexpectedly grading the exam before all questions had been answered
• Implemented workaround for Dashboard course progresses returning incorrect values

〰 Release Notes for 2.6.0 〰

NEW
• Adds Autoplay / Up Next feature to the video player
-- The "auto" in Autoplay can be toggled on or off but you'll always get an "Up Next" dialogue
-- Autoplay even works when the screen is off! (Perfect for learning while you commute! Just enable "Background Audio" from the Profile screen)

ENHANCEMENTS
• Revamps StudyGuides to load faster
• Improves UI and performance of classic Linux Academy quizzes to more closely resemble our new Practice Exam Challenges
• Improves flow for deleting items from Saved

FIXES
• Fixes course sync metadata timeouts when syncing extra long courses for Search feature
• Fixes Dashboard not loading cached In Progress entities before making network request

Jul 30
2018
Version 2.6.1

ENHANCEMENTS
• Added skip to next video functionality to lock screen media controls

FIXED
• Fixes crash when viewing a Flashcard deck with special characters in its title
• Fixes bug with Practice Exams with a high question count unexpectedly grading the exam before all questions had been answered
• Implemented workaround for Dashboard course progresses returning incorrect values

〰 Release Notes for 2.6.0 〰

NEW
• Adds Autoplay / Up Next feature to the video player
-- The "auto" in Autoplay can be toggled on or off but you'll always get an "Up Next" dialogue
-- Autoplay even works when the screen is off! (Perfect for learning while you commute! Just enable "Background Audio" from the Profile screen)

ENHANCEMENTS
• Revamps StudyGuides to load faster
• Improves UI and performance of classic Linux Academy quizzes to more closely resemble our new Practice Exam Challenges
• Improves flow for deleting items from Saved

FIXES
• Fixes course sync metadata timeouts when syncing extra long courses for Search feature
• Fixes Dashboard not loading cached In Progress entities before making network request

Jul 16
2018
Version 2.6.0

NEW
• Adds Autoplay / Up Next feature to the video player
-- The "auto" in Autoplay can be toggled on or off but you'll always get an "Up Next" dialogue
-- Autoplay even works when the screen is off! (Perfect for learning while you commute! Just enable "Background Audio" from the Profile screen)

ENHANCEMENTS
• Revamps StudyGuides to load faster
• Improves UI and performance of classic Linux Academy quizzes to more closely resemble our new Practice Exam Challenges
• Improves flow for deleting items from Saved

FIXES
• Fixes course sync metadata timeouts when syncing extra long courses for Search feature
• Fixes Dashboard not loading cached In Progress entities before making network request

Jun 25
2018
Version 2.5.5

- Fixed issue where the suggested durations for some classic LA quizzes were not calculated correctly
- Added banner to announce and celebrate our upcoming content releases for the month of July! (tap the banner in app for more info)

Jun 15
2018
Version 2.5.4

- Fixed bug where after finishing a quiz it would take you back one screen too many (ie, all the way back to course list instead of the course you came from)
- Refinements to most views to cache relevant data and load faster overall
- Corrected a handful of minor interface defects

May 22
2018
Version 2.5.3

- Fixed rare iOS 9 only crash when downloading videos
- Improved push notification features

May 02
2018
Version 2.5.2

- Fix for on-demand videos not streaming for some students
- Added measures to ensure that authentication is refreshed if needed when app is foregrounded after being backgrounded (potentially for hours)
- Fix rare case where download mode toggle would have to be tapped twice to take effect
- Dashboard will now display message when student doesn't have any courses in progress (rather than blank screen)

Apr 23
2018
Version 2.5.1

- Optimized classic quiz results page to load and scroll faster
- Improved background downloads (further improvements coming next release!)
- Fixed push notifications
- Fixed a rare crash when using EarPods / AirPods as remote control
- Added clarity to new Practice Exams when questions have more than one answer
- Practice Exams will properly show as completed after a pass

Apr 09
2018
Version 2.5.0

- Added support for our new Practice Exam quizzing system!
- Added video control support for AirPods and EarPods!
- Added video control support to the device lock screen!
- Added logic to filter deprecated courses from the cache on the Library screen
- Fixed a bug where double tapping a cell very quickly would open two detail screens

Mar 06
2018
Version 2.4.11

- Fixed bug where download button would not appear on certain devices
- Fixed quiz results not appearing when no internet connection is available
- Fixed crash on Dashboard when updating cache
- Fixed extra long video and course titles being truncated
- Saved items will now navigate inline from the saved tab
- Updated UI for course lists, syllabus items (and most text labels within the app) to improve readability and scan-ability

Feb 21
2018
Version 2.4.9

- Improved tab bar navigation usability by opening detail screens inline rather than "tab jumping"
- Added additional info to metadata when submitting a feedback ticket to help support team help student's faster
- Saved Items screen will now to pop back to Saved Courses when all items have been deleted
- Fixed SearchVC bug that would return empty cells when deleting previous search string
- Fixed jerky UI when Courses In Progress were updated on Dashboard
- Added network loading indicator to Quizzes
- Improved the account Sign Up process

Feb 06
2018
Version 2.4.8

- Fixed the Search tab's course metadata sync function not always syncing all available courses
- Fixed Search results being truncated when using 3rd party keyboards
- Fixed possible crash when deleting quizzes from Saved Items tab

Jan 20
2018
Version 2.4.7

- Added a saved course list to the Saved Items view and removed previous swipe-able list
- Fixed top of video player being partially obscured for iPhone X
- Fixed bug where incorrect number of quiz questions could be displayed
- Fixed a video encryption issue that could cause a crash
- Fixed a crash when coming back to view a study guide after backgrounding the app for a long period
- Fixed a video player crash caused by deallocating an object that was already deallocated
- Fixed an out of bounds crash when using the Search feature
- Fixed bug where exiting Quiz Results would take you back to Dashboard instead of selected course
- Fixed a crash on launch after login
- Fixed a crash after request to enable push notifications

Jan 11
2018
Version 2.4.6

- Added improved Push Notification features
- Fixed bug where Quizzes would sometimes not properly push into view

Jan 10
2018
Version 2.4.5

- Added the ability to rate courses, individual videos, and flashcard decks
- Many speed improvements, caching of metadata, etc
- A handful of fixes for uncommon bugs/crashes and a few UI tweaks

Nov 03
2017
Version 2.4.0

- Fully updated and optimized for the iPhone X!
- New and improved authentication flow!
- Fixed a bug where saved videos would sometimes not play a second time!

Oct 23
2017
Version 2.3.7

- When finishing saved videos you will now return to the relevant saved course
- Fixed bug where offline items would sometimes not be marked completed or return you to saved course list
- Fixed issue where saved videos would delete themselves upon completion
- Fixed interface defect with offline quizzes where questions would not refresh properly
- Many minor interface tweaks to better support changes in iOS 11
- Fixed link to iTunes store

Oct 11
2017
Version 2.3.6

- Fixed a crash on some devices when downloaded videos were marked complete
- Possible fixes for a handful of difficult to reproduce crashes on devices running iOS 9

Oct 09
2017
Version 2.3.5

- Fixed course progress not updating after finishing a video or passing a quiz
- Fixed course bug that caused videos to be out of order within a handful of older courses
- Fixed bug that crept up after release of iOS 11 where quiz questions would not refresh
- Added ability to sign up for Linux Academy and purchase yearly subscriptions thru the app!

Jul 03
2017
Version 2.3.0

== Features ==
• Added a new Search section! You can now search our entire library of Courses and Videos from within the app.

== Changes / Fixes ==
• In-Progress Courses are now ordered by recent activity. Now the course(s) you made progress on last will be at the top of the list
• Fixed a UI defect in Quiz Results where the quiz question text would sometimes be clipped
• Fixed a bug where the download progress meter would still display after all downloads had finished
• Improved speed and stability of UI app-wide
• A few minor bug fixes and improvements

Jun 21
2017
Version 2.2.3

2.2.3
• Fixed UI defects for upcoming version of iOS

2.2.2
• Several minor bugs fixed (thanks for reporting them!)
• Improvements to video streaming and audio sync

Jun 19
2017
Version 2.2.2

• Several minor bugs fixed (thanks for reporting them!)
• Improvements to video streaming and audio sync

Jun 05
2017
Version 2.2.1

- Video downloads now display progress percentage and progress meter
- Fixed an issue where increased playback speed would sometimes lead to momentary skips in audio
- Submitting feedback / bug reports from the app now goes directly to our ZenDesk ticketing system
- Fixed minor interface sizing issues

May 30
2017
Version 2.2

Minor update that adds two new Course Category sections!

May 15
2017
Version 2.1.4

**New Additions
- Background downloading! Download courses to your phone for offline viewing, all while using another app, or even while the screen is off
- Course sections names now appear alongside videos inside the Saved tab
- Added the new "Containers" course category section

**Fixes:
- Ordering of saved videos now working for all courses (unfortunately this fix will require a re-download of any disordered saved videos)
- Fixed bug where if one download failed the entire download queue would be in deadlock.
- Generally improved download state / UI logic
- Fixed case where streaming videos might return as "notPlayable" even though they were playable
- Added possible fix for very rare authentication bug

**Support / Contact
- As always feel free send any issues, bug reports, comments, or suggestions to support@linuxacademy.com -- we'd love to hear from you!

Mar 20
2017
Version 2.1.3

- Added light browser controls to StudyGuide view (now you can browse links contained in the PDFs in the same view as the StudyGuide)
- Added conditional interface tweaks to Notecards View to look better on all device sizes
- Refactored all force unwrapped variables from legacy codebase in favor of safe unwrapping
- Fixed possible crash when rapidly skipping quiz questions

Mar 13
2017
Version 2.1.2

- Very minor update addressing two uncommon (but understandably frustrating) bugs
- Fixed crash (only affecting devices running iOS 9.3.5) that could occur when switching between Syllabus sections
- Fixed (hopefully, as it is very hard to reproduce) rare crash when scrolling thru Quiz results

Mar 03
2017
Version 2.1.1

- Fixed interface bug where in-progress downloads would lose their spinning activity indicator
- Updated bug reporting and analytics SDKs (the latter of which should fix a rare crash when logging in)
- Fixed ocassional crash when quickly switching between [ Syllabus | Study Guides | Note Cards ] and [ Courses | Nuggets ] sections
- Fixed bug where manually downloading Notecard decks contained zero cards

Feb 23
2017
Version 2.1

- Added an In-Progress Courses Today Extension and 3D Touch Actions
- Added "Background Audio" mode to allow listening to courses while app is not in foreground
- Interface and speed improvements for Quizzes, Quiz Results, and Notecards
- Fixed a couple edge case scenarios (*cough* bugs) where downloaded videos were corrupted or otherwise unplayable
- Fixed Saved Items sometimes being "saved" out of order
- Send us feedback and report bugs from right inside the app!

Dec 13
2016
Version 2.0.0

# Complete overhaul of previous release with a focus on clarity and performance.
- Offline features, authentication logic, quizzes, notecards, and video playback all vastly improved.

# Changes/fixes/features since public beta:

- Entirely new download logic and workflow
- Study Guides now load quicker and are fully zoomable
- Quiz controls ("Skip Question", "Submit Answer") no longer ocassionally persist outside of QuizView
- Video player slider jerkiness greatly improved (tho still a tad wonky with downloaded videos)
- Added "completed" icons for labs and exercises
- Fixed echo-y quality of audio playback at 0.5x speed
- Fixed some videos ending 1-2 seconds too early
- Fixed Nuggets not playing the correct video (or in some cases, no video at all)
- Added option to select quiz mode (for practice or for real) before quiz begins
- Greatly improved the scroll speed in SyllabusView and SavedItemsView for even the longest courses

# Special thanks to all the students who helped us test the beta version! Such incredible, detailed, and helpful feedback.

- This is only the first iteration and we will be moving towards a much more frequent release schedule. Your feedback is indispensable! While we can't guarantee action on every feature request, we will certainly do everything we can to make the best app possible for everybody. Furthermore, your opinions help us prioritize what to fix, add, remove, and improve. Thank you!

Oct 13
2016
Version 1.2.1

- Authentication bug fixes
- Added "Big Data" category to Courses
- Brand new app coming soon!

Aug 31
2016
Version 1.1.1

This version fixes several issues associated with submitting quiz results, viewing note card decks, and downloading videos.

Jul 07
2016
Version 1.1.0

- Adds support for the new Azure course category.
- Includes fixes for various issues and improves app stability.

Jun 24
2016
Version 1.0.9

This version includes fixes for various issues.

Jun 13
2016
Version 1.0.8

This version fixes several bugs.

Jun 09
2016
Version 1.0.7

This version includes the ability to download practice exams for offline use, and also includes fixes for several critical bugs.

May 31
2016
Version 1.0.6

This version includes support for note cards and downloadable study guides, as well as a variety of bug fixes.

Apr 09
2016
Version 1.04.37

- Adds playback speed control in video player.
- Fixes a problem that prevented audio from playing on iPad speakers under certain conditions.
- Marks videos as completed when played to the end.
- Allows offline usage for up to one week without signing in.
- Fixes authentication issues that prevented content from displaying and led to crashes.

Mar 30
2016
Version 1.0.4

- Adds playback speed control in video player.
- Fixes a problem that prevented audio from playing on iPad speakers under certain conditions.
- Marks videos as completed when played to the end.
- Allows offline usage for up to one week without signing in.

Mar 04
2016
Version 1.0.2

This version includes bug fixes and visual improvements.

Feb 24
2016
Version 1.0.1

This version includes fixes for several issues.

Feb 19
2016
Version 1.0

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