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topics so you can catch up on the news in a timely manner, 24/7. Express-News
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Latest Update Not an Improvement
I am not sure the the latest version is actually an improvement over the previous one. Main complaints are: (i) why in the world with the “Main news” section have so many articles on the Spurs? All of those belong solely in the sports section. It makes no sense for users looking for latest news to have to wade thru a Main section cluttered with Spurs articles. (ii) The “Main News” section, instead of showing stories from today’s print edition, contains a lot of really old articles (the same ones I have been seeing for weeks). For example, today (Jan 21) there is still being carried in the Main News section a Jan 2 article on the first baby born in S.A. on New Year’s Day and another old article on an old Mayor - why in the world???
Moving to a UI consisting of large tiles makes scanning stories to decide which ones to read much more tedious. On my iPad Pro the home page Top News section displayed the complete tile for just one story. What a waste of screen space. No longer having a split view with story titles on one side and the text of the selected article on the other side also makes using the app more of a chore. There is also no visual queue which stories have been opened. Since stories appear in multiple sections it makes it a pain to quickly spot stories that have not been opened. I’d go back to the old design if I could. Please add an option for a mode to present stories in a list format w/o the picture tiles that has a visual queue to mark stories that have been opened.
No such thing as being able to see what is happening NOW. If you go to “top news” one sees a few local news items then an ungodly number of sports, food, etc. NO national news whatsoever. A second grader could have come up with a better format. Obits are at least 2 days behind. That’s up to date for sure! These issues are on my iPhone and iPad. Sorry but I don’t walk around with a laptop in my back pocket. The sight is total rubbish.
Maybe end of subscribing
I have taken 7 day week delivery for 50+years. Although it is now a leftist publication I continue to subscribe. Only the Sports and Faith sections keep me eager to read.
Not an improvement
I had to jump through hoops at the EN customer help line because my previous Ap, which I loved, was no longer working without any explanation. Never did get an explanation, so I figured how to get the new one, and that there WAS a new one, on my own. The original Ap was much better. It just came up and I could read it without signing in every single time.
Express news still can’t deliver
Much like the home delivery, the express news just can’t deliver. This version does not contain the same content as the print version. Most days the content cannot be accessed or requires multiple sign ins. The express news can’t get dependable delivery to paid subscribers home. Pure crap.
Not worth it
Why do I have to pay $5.99 for the app if I already subscribe to the news paper account? I subscribe to the Washington Post and the New York Times and don’t have to pay to use the app to access the “paper.”
Where is the weather ?
Can’t find the weather, I’m hoping it’s just my ineptitude and not the Web Designer. Also can’t seem to find a search capability.
Bring back the crossword puzzle!
Pretty lame to just remove a major feature and then offer no refund for a year long subscription.
We can’t take our iPad with us and enjoy the paper . We try to download the replica but it is always lost. The other app was so much better.
I did not request this and now I am being asked to pay for something I did not want or need. Scam.
It's a good start to what could be a great app. I really like the interface between sections and the scrolling list of articles in the lower left corner (though this should be more front and center). Still, when you choose an article to read, too little of the article is displayed on the screen. When you need to go to the next page the app is clunky, almost as if it is re-opening the article rather than simply moving to the next page. The USA Today app serves as a good model, scroll down to see the rest of the article, swipe right or left to move forward or back in the section (where the next article opens smoothly, not appearing to re-launch). In general, it's good, but it could be great. I eagerly await the next update. Most great apps get great over time rather than being that way right out of the box.
I haven't had any issues with the Express-News app. It worked the very first time, it gives me access to many of the stories in the paper, and it even has comics. It would be better if it had ALL the stories from the paper (if they're all there, I can't find a bunch of 'em), ALL of the comics from the paper (it only has a few comics, and not all of them are the same as in the print edition - more comics is something I think the print edition needs anyway), and it could have easier random access to sections (the Coverflow-like option is nice, but a quick way to get from the first section to, say Sports, without going through the other sections) would be very handy.
As an online only subscriber this app is terrible and makes the subscription useless. Continuously takes to you the subscription manager where you can successfully login only to be redirected back to the article for one second then redirected back to the subscription manager. The only parts of the app that works are the headline browser pages. Then, to top things off, when you submit a support request from the app the mail is rejected by the mail server because the support email address is unknown. Just terrible. I regret that I bought my subscription. I would give the app negative stars if I could. They should pay me to be the software tester. I'm paying for something that I'm not getting and then finding the problems with their stuff for free as a bonus. I won't renew unless this thing gets a lot better. Terrible. Simply terrible.
Half-Baked App w/Screwed Up Icon
When I installed this app, I could only access it through the iPad's search menu because the icon was nowhere to be found. After shutting off and restarting the iPad it appeared, but much larger than all the other icons and completely off-center. Please tell me that the paid version doesn't have that large banner ad at the bottom of every page, or the surprise full-page popup ads. Both are very annoying. The "Change Section" carousel and the "Comics" section are well done but I don't see myself subscribing anytime in the near future. In fact, I'm going to forgo the free trial and delete the app so I don't have to look at that nasty icon anymore.
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