Since moving to the iPad several years ago as my primary reading device, there are certain standards that I have come to expect with my digital publications. The number one requirement is that the content supports both portrait and landscape modes, not just portrait mode, as WIRED still only does. I and most people I encounter who use an iPad use some form of case and/or keyboard cover that puts the device into landscape mode for TIME magazine used to offer both modes, but then they went portrait-only and I found it totally frustrating and dropped the subscription. There are several other digital publications that don’t suffer from this problem (I’ve used the ZINIO reader for a few things), so this is not a difficult problem to solve. Other reviewers have commented on the lack of zoom and other viewing controls and I agree with their concerns. Finally, the new “Swipe down” control isn’t as easy as the prior control. If you’re not careful, you’ll swipe down from the top and reveal an iPad control, not the WIRED app control to get back to the menu and settings. This is not as intuitive and it doesn’t work as well. I’d just assume see the older control where you tapped on the content to reveal the menu bar at the top. Please listen to your customers while you have them and make these changes. These are much more fundamental things and make more of a difference than animated cover pages and other bells and whistles. Update Jan 25, 2020 - I’m still not digging these unintuitive controls and the lack of landscape mode.
So many formerly cool magazine apps (New Yorker, O Magazine) have switched to this boring, static version. The contents page used to let you jump to the story you anted read first. Now you have to scroll past pages. The covers used be fun and dynamic. I guess it all cost too much
Beautiful reading experience. Why is it so hard to share?
This magazine is the smartest, wittiest, in-depth reporting of technology and science and its social impacts that can be found. Current and no-holds-barred, writing by some of the best reporters in their respective fields makes this mag a front to back, non-stop read.
Links to other articles take you to safari instead of opening in the app. Makes it hard to read old articles since you need a membership.
Thank you, this feature was missing for a LONG time and we are so glad it is here.
it takes for ever to download
Great app, easy read! Love it!!
Me love you long time
I have read wired off and on since they started. Mostly like the magazine. So offered discount subscription decided to try again. Glad it includes paper. They must have contracted website and app development to remedial or incarcerated contractors. Neither were done by anyone with any current understanding of the tools.