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Intrusive Ads and Article Download Problems
Can you fix the ads - it’s really annoying that your video ads interfere with background music / podcasts. You can’t listen to anything while reading your app as your ads keep popping up (and stopping music) as you scroll down within the section / article. This is absolutely unacceptable and only leads to negative response to your ads - a reaction opposite of what your advertising partners are paying you for... Also, fix the article downloads. The articles no longer download - if you don’t have the internet connection, like millions of people in NYC during their subway commute, you cannot open any of the articles - you just see the headlines without being able to view them. In the past, you could predownload the articles before losing reception. No more...
Older iPad? No Barron's for YOU!
Those of us with iPads not capable of running iOS 10 can no longer even use prior compatible versions as of now. The old app tells us to download the "new and enhanced" version but we cannot because the App Store says it requires iOS 10. And the older version, while still downloadable, simply tells us to upgrade. I've never had this happen with ANY other app. It is find to not support older iOS apps but not fine to just cut off those of us who don't get the latest hardware every year. Let us use the old version unsupported! My six year old iPad 3 works fine with iOS 9 for everything I want to do .... Except read Barron's. Disappointed. maybe the website will still work.
Stutters, glitches and crashes
First time subscriber and user of the mobile app. The app crashes for me on both ipad and iphone. Before it eventually but inevitably does, I experience stuttery scrolling behavior. Also, parts of the content is missing, for example in the recent piece on biotech companies, the biotech index chart would flash for a fraction of a second an disappear, never to be seen again on both phone and tablet, unless you use the tablet in landscape mode. Really annoying and disappointing. I’ve used some exemplary apps from other free news providers. You can do better.
I read Barron’s and WSJ on the iPad. Recently, if I am mid article and let the iPad go to sleep or I lock it and then I reopen the iPad and Barron’s/WSJ app, the the same article comes up but it is reset to show the beginning of the article. So you have to scroll back to where you left off. The apps used to save your spot in the article whenever you locked and then unlocked your iPad. Basically a pain in the neck since I read these papers and their articles off and on throughout the days.
Wish it worked properly
I use the Barron’s app on my iPad a lot, and on the iPhone some; either way, it just no longer functions properly. Recently, articles have begun to appear without any text; that makes it tough to read. And charts! Any diagram, table or chart cannot be expanded or rotated, rendering it either (a) just a smudge on the screen, or (b) massive 120-pt type where two words fill the screen. I just renewed my subscription, but if I have to read it on a desktop computer, I’ll reconsider; I’m increasingly using my mobile devices.
Losing readers due to technology
If you only care about readers with the latest ipad then you are fine. But if you want to retain the maximum # of eyeballs then your app should be able to differentiate between ipads that have the latest ios and those that don't. The app store will not allow me to upgrade Barron's since my ipad can't use the latest IOS. So i cant read Barron's? What happened to concerns about universal access? Please fix or I can cancel my subscription. Suddenly Barron's is not a part of my weekly Sunday morning ritual.
Offline reading no longer supported
Prior to this latest app update, I could download and read an entire issue - in fact several issues - on the plane. Loved that feature as it allowed me to catch up with recent stories I’d missed. This new app requires an active internet connection, so I can no longer read on a long flight. Please restore the app to its previous functionality. Note: the Wall Street Journal app still supports offline reading. Barron’s and WSJ apps used to work identically. In this case, newer is not better.
locks out an iOS feature
This version of Barrons prevents the user from selecting a single word to get a dictionary definition. You are permitted only to select one paragraph. Select All is also not allowed. Maybe to better protect Dow Jones' intellectual property the app could be redesigned to present all text as a graphic, with screenshot disabled, and the screen darkened if a nearby smartphone lens is detected.
Great Articles, App Needs Work
The articles are the main show here and are great. Very informative and valuable. However, the app needs some work. I get random slowdowns where I can’t scroll down the article. If you exit the app to respond to a message and return, you lose your spot in the article. Extremely frustrating.
Total miss. Slow to load. Can’t listen to music
I started with a 2 due to Ads and app override any music you’re trying to play. Clunky. Frustrating. Since then I’ve seen the app fails to load new magazine issues. The added “features” add no value. And how many apps with watch lists do we need? Can Barron’s simply restore this it being an iPad or tablet version of its magazine and stop loading it with speed-robbing and time - wasting stuff? I’ve been a barrons subscriber since 1989. This app is a Huge disappointment.
App Continues to get worse
It seems that Barron’s feels that the well working app from a year ago needed to be “modernized” and thus broken. The sterile looking top stories section, now infused with ads, detracts from the excellent content. Get rid of the black! Expanding a graphic on an iPad is now unreadable. Any white background area becomes black rendering all text unviewable and unreadable. What used to be an enjoyable experience has now become irritating. Tied with the ridiculous price increase, not worth continuing my subscription.
Just going to give some advice if you decide to cancel you can only do so through iTunes, go to iTunes, account settings, subscriptions, click on Barron’s, then if you choose click on cancel. Barron’s was not clear on this process so wanted to give a heads up to any who subscribed and was lost as I was.
Can not access full articles
Am having a similar problem that I trace back to the acquisition of a new iPad. Access was never an issue with my older iPad but with my new one, I am unable to read full articles. I keep being asked to sign in and when I do, I am either denied or am asked to signed in again. Circular. Tech confines that I am a subscriber, and I continue to receive the paper hard copy but otherwise, Tech support has been anything but helpful.
Please fix your app, ad video constantly take over
Before I finish one article, the ad video constantly pops up and takes over the whole screen, with this creeping old man looking right at you then walks off to a chair by the cabin. What the hack? I can’t stand it. Even when I move the screen to hide the ad section, the video still takes over as soon as I read further down the screen. It’s so disruptive. Maybe it’s time to cancel the subscription.
Pop up advertisement videos are annoying
As you read articles, you get rudely interrupted by their pop up marketing videos. When you pay for service, l don’t want to be interrupted by your sales marketing. If I wanted to watch advertisements I’ll turn on the television. Fix it and stop the pop up advertisements. Readers should have the option on whether they want to watch a stupid advertisement or not. The advertisement shouldn’t be forced upon them.
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