By The McClatchy Company
I love reading, the Bee and am a regular subscriber, I find the app which I use on my iPad to be very difficult and annoying. Perhaps the biggest problem is when I’m finished reading one day’s edition, close the app, then I login the next day for the new addition, the app appears to be a “stuck“ on the previous day! The only way that I found is to completely delete the app and reinstall it. I have to do this three or four times a week. apparently it needs a better way to exit and clear the old info out to make room for the new.
I love the content, but I can’t read it because whenever I open a page, it probably closes itself. I’ve tried reinstalling the app several times, and this problem keeps recurring. It’s not every day, but right now, it is so chronic that I cannot read the news. Am I the only one who is having this problem?
The contractor that runs the Bee App recommends using the Google browser to use with Bee app. The Bee app suddenly stopped working on my iPad. I canceled my subscription with Bee after a 30 relationship.
They finally got a functional app, but now I get Google pop-up ads on the e-edition that can’t be deleted. They obscure the page so you have to move the text up and down to read behind it. I should not have to put up with pop-up ads on a subscription that I pay for!
When I can get in and stay in the app, I think the app is easy to use to read Sac Bee articles. However, it asks for my login several times a day, which is a waste of time. Can’t it be set to keep the same login for at least a week and preferably two weeks?
All these complaints about app glitches with responses from you that the development team is looking into it, but months later we’re still dealing with a terrible user interface. Do you even have a development team? This is terrible customer service.
The July 22 update has me seriously considering canceling my subscription. Trying to read the paper on the iPad while the image barely covers half the screen is frustrating to say the least. Pinching to zoom, in order to read an article, then having to pinch and go back before being able to turn the page is making this app worthless to me. The previous version was fine. Why fix it if it ain’t broke!
Latest update has introduced a couple of problems: - The floating ad bar is extremely annoying and obscures the page. (The newspaper is already full of ads, why do we need additional ads in the app?) - Scrolling up and down isn’t working properly when reading the eEdition.
Doesn’t scroll to the touch properly anymore.
The latest update (July 2022) performs worse than before. When I rotate my iPad screen, the app now moves me to another page of the newspaper, far away from the one I was reading. This happens multiple times per day. I have to go through several steps to find my old place in the article I was reading.