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Can not turn off background refresh
Content is good. App is not so good. There is no obvious way to turn off background refresh. Background refresh stays on even when the global setting is turned off! This will drain your battery. If you want to check it out for yourself, go to settings, then battery, and look at the activity report. This app is always in the top 2 or 3 for battery usage. I will probably cancel my subscription when the annual renewal comes up because of this issue.
If it is your desire to be aggravated on a daily basis, subscribe to this sorry example of a news reporting organization. The availability of sections changes daily and trying to navigates the pages is an example of futility. Right in the middle of an article, the pages will just decide to fail, sending you back to your screen home page. I have learned, over the last few years, that the State newspaper is a horrible example of objective reporting with no concern for customer service.
It would be nice when I am dealing with your staff that they would be more consumer friendly and respectful. Usually this is the top views that the bottom represent. If not then we will see change however, I have dealt with the state over 30 years and have seen no change. I have not seen an inch or sliver toward consumer friendliness or respectfulness in the past.
Update Causes Crash
Recent update has made app unusable. Crashes every time it opens. Since you are going more and more to online paper, please continue to make the online version more user friendly. Particularly the e-edition.
This has to be the worst news app I’ve ever used. It crashes repeatedly and many of the news stories are stale. The State wants to sell you an e-subscription before you can access the digital version, which is laughable. It’s 2018 and no one pays for news anymore. The only reason I continue to use the app and visit the website is because I’m a lifelong resident of Columbia, SC, and have been reading The State since I was a teenager and there was no internet.
I have been a fan of this newspaper over 50 years. When I got my IPad, I jumped at the chance to get this app. The only problem I had was trying to find it. It could be more user friendly if it was not so hard trying to find the app. Also, I don't think I should have to pay to get the "inside" scoop re: the SC Gamecocks. Otherwise, I read this everyday.
This app was tweaked several weeks back for the much, much worse. I have read The State for 70 years, the last 15 on my iPad. I liked the facsimile of the printed newspaper. Since the most recent tweak, it has been a rare day that anything worked well. No online paper again today. Much more of this and you will lose another reader. Get it right and smooth or we are gone.
Try reading on iPad. Can’t make newspaper view large enough to read as it runs off page. Previous app worked great. If you can’t fix this one then go back to olive version. It worked well. Why change something that is not broken. If this is not fix3d soon then I will be leav8ng. No since in keeping something that is broken
Please go back to the other app. I cannot read this one as it is on the right hand side of my iPad and is 1/4 size of the screen. I called your office and they told me they could not help me. He said wait a few days and it would get better. That was 5 days ago and it has NOT IMPROVED! I am paying for something I cannot read. Get with it!!!
What happened today?
The app isn’t working. So, I deleted and reloaded it. I sure hope this isn’t your idea of an improvement because it takes an act of patience to open the e-edition and then it’s definitely not user friendly to navigate on my iPad. Yesterday all was well. If this is the finished product I’ll not renew our subscription.
New app is AWFUL...RUINS my morning
I have been reading the paper digitally since its inception. This is the worst app...when you can see a the entire page, the font is too small and there is the Dignity ad staring you in the face...make the font large enough to read and you lose a portion of the article...not a way to start the day frustrated.
The recent “improvement” of this app is totally useless. Load errors, out of focus pages, crashes, inability to login, lock ups, inability to enlarge pages! Why did you mess up a perfectly good app. Tired of fighting this every morning. Customer service is no help. 0 stars is my rating. I’m done with The State.
The State paper is biased
This paper was a balanced media source but no more. The very clear bias against the current President is very, very disturbing. Don’t tell me you are just reporting what the “wire” service sends. Check it out before publishing. Lazy. Dishonest. Hopefully going down like other very biased “sources”.
The new e-edition app (10/19) is horrible. Slow to load, crashes frequently, hard to move thru. Worst of all, if it happens after 10 pm, read about it somewhere else, not in this paper. Sad to watch their demise. THE STATE is dead and doesn’t even know it.
What were they thinking?
I have been using this app on my IPad for quite a while; that is about to change. The new split screen app is terrible. I guess the editors wanted their IPad edition to be at the same level as their printed edition. I would give it zero if I could.
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