I don’t need this app to get the news. News is everywhere now days. I liked the old version, where I felt I was reading the paper. Where are my favorites? The comics, TV listing, horoscopes, obituaries? The same stories are repeated not only under different categories but over and over throughout the week.
Every time the Bee does an app enhancement, it gets worse. It has recently gotten worse. 11-10-19.....Again, this Sac Bee app is a piece of crap. Whoever approved this app to go live needs to find another job.
Today I opened my BEE app. Touched the icon to take me to the regular newspaper layout, and got a copy displayed in a skinny window that could not be enlarged. The paper could only be read if you have incredibly eyesight or a powerful magnifying glass. Fix this problem please or lose another customer.
This is a classic case of fixing something that wasn’t broken. The previous app was much easier to work with. This one has difficulty navigating sections, blurry text, problems with zoom in and out, and an overall glitchy operation. I still haven’t received a response to my message giving feedback. 🤦♀️
App won’t load. Awful.
This free app is now subscription to read the news 😔 deleting!
11/3/2019 I tried again today to read The Bee with this so called new and improved app but I gave up after a couple of articles. There have been some improvements since the launch of this horrible app. It appears they replaced the ads that took up about 30% of the screen with an irritating add section at the bottom of the page. One of the articles that I tried to read was one about this horrible app. The person that wrote the article must not have ever used this app. I cannot easily navigate and zoom content in a manner that allows me read content without becoming frustrated. Why do apps like this seem to get worse with every update? The print version in the eEdition app allowed me to easily navigate and zoom content so that I could read it even though my vision is impaired. If you agree that the app is useless compared to the eEdition app or have other issues with this poor app, please send feedback directly to The Bee using the link in the app. Open this app Tap on the icon with three dots (...) next the weather icon Locate the Contact Us section Tap on the Send Feedback for this App link It appears that The Bee management does not care that we cannot use our Bee digital subscription because the so called new and improved app and format does not function as well as the eEdition app. I have contacted customer service and provided feedback via the app. The only response I have received is a form email that infers that I am an idiot and I am not trying to use the so called new and improved and provided a link to the crap app. 10/17/2019 Bee customer service responded to my questions regarding the elimination of the eEdition app and poor quality of the replacement. It appears the Bee management is happy with the new format and do not care that the new format makes it impossible for some of us with impaired vision to read the Bee. Another great example of fixing something that was not broken.
My husband and I have looked forward to reading the Bee for many years. Now, we are transitioning to the Bee on line. We can make the print bigger as needed and we don’t miss recycling the papers. Sandy & Kim Wallace
Don’t let the overall rating of this app fool you as it includes ratings of prior apps going back years. Virtually all the ratings since Oct 1, date of new app, are 1 star, with just a couple of 2 stars. That’s a clear message that prior app versions were working just fine. I’m experiencing ALL the same issues as communicated by others so I won’t rehash them here. Like many long time subscribers I have cancelled my Sacramento Bee subscription and will get my news elsewhere.
This is a terrible replacement for the previous eEdition. I appreciate the importance of reader accessibility, but you have completely lost the feel of the newspaper. It’s now just another news site. I am ready to say good bye to the Bee for good.