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When reading an article the APP often interprets a small swipe down to scroll the article a small amount as a swipe left. This closes the article. This unfortunate feature can not be turned off. Affects both phone and tablet versions of the app. I would rather just be able to use the back button to close an article! A heavy bias for interpreting a swipe up/down instead of left might also work.
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The Seattle Times app is a poor clone of the website. Most of the content is the same, but the app has functionality problems. For example, I’ve found that some articles are cut off prematurely and that it is way too easy to exit out of an article I’m reading. Once you swipe right out of an article, you have to start the article over. You also can’t see comments on the article from the app. I really want to like the app, but I’m better off reading the mobile site rather than dealing with the infuriating app.
It’s not designed as a page view, but organized by paper section. It’s difficult to find articles you might be searching for, and not all sections are fully presented. No search function is an untenable design decision for a news organization.
When will you fix the font size in articles? I can adjust the IOS font, and headlines are impacted. However when you go into the article, the main text is still super small.
Update to this review - no search on the mobile app. What??
This is literally the first app that I go to when I wake up in the morning, and I use it every day. Overall I like it, but it’s got a persistent bug that doesn’t happen with any of my other news apps. When I’m reading a news story, and I try to scroll down, many times the news story closes and I’m taken back to the main screen. There’s some bug with the scrolling function that treats it like a back button. I consciously try to avoid it, but it still happens all the time.
You may never be able to cancel your subscription or grow old trying. It is routed through a “Developing” nation. They will intentionally not cancel your account multiple times trying to keep you subscribed and continue to draft payments (they must have learned some tricks while writing pieces on shady corporations that employ tricks like this). How would anyone ever believe a word written in this publication when their transparency of cancellation is completely absent. Shame on The Seattle Times being the news people in the Northwest receive about this amazing world. Seems to be a common trend at the Seattle Times, saber rattle about in-equalities and corporate boogeymen and then have a complete criminal cancelation policy to extort subscribers.
There is no search feature and if you click on a link in an article it leaves the app and opens the article in my web browser, and doesn’t know I have a subscription so it limits how many articles I can see.
Why does a mostly reading based news app need to steal your audio? Every time I open the app to read an article, my music or podcast in the background stops, which is extremely annoying. Maybe some articles have video or audio in them but why steal the audio when reading unless I’m watching a video or listening a news audio clip? I want to be able to keep listening to my music while also being able to read my Seattle Times. This will make me delete the app if not fixed soon.