You want to see a real newspaper app? Washington Post. God forbid you might slide the page to the side a bit. Surprise! Start over. I can’t believe John Henry can’t do better than this. Doesn’t want to do better than this. Maybe he can’t afford a real app, has to get payroll under the luxury tax threshold. Too bad there isn’t a no-stars choice.
After downloading an edition I’d like to be able to take my iPad elsewhere to read it off line. Before allowing me to read the paper The app insists on refreshing the already downloaded edition which it cannot do when off line. In this context What is the point of downloading? Why must it refresh a static edition?
Latest version of App changed all of its menus to French and no language option to change it back.
Even after the many versions, the implementation is still a mess. Links that are supposed to give you a “pageview” so you can read the whole article instead of having to navigate the page jump frequently don’t work in a particular issue. And, all too frequently, the issue will simply not load and you have to keep trying hour after hour of the day to even get your newspaper.
For literally every single app that has articles, including the normal Globe app, when you turn off your phone while reading an article, and then you go back to the article it saves your spot in the article so you don’t have to start over. While this may not seem like a big deal, it makes this app close to unusable and shouldn’t take too much effort to fix.
Great to read paper page by page, but when you open an article the window is completely unstable. Even touching the article can clear it. You can’t switch to another app and come back to read the rest. Why can’t the Globe find a developer who can make this concept work?
This is probably the blockiest app to exist since the App Store launched. The website isn’t winning any awards but come ON! I’ll still read the articles since I live in Boston, but I can guarantee you I won’t sully my technology with such an atrocious user interface again.
One would think that by now this app would work as smoothly as other major newspaper apps. Especially since there have been so, so many negative reviews. Does nobody at the Globe read the reviews? Does nobody at the Globe care? Does nobody at the Globe take pride in the finished product? Why oh why are there still so many frustrating issues?
There is NO flow to the articles. Grade d heading to F
Excellent paper, but the app too often fails to download the paper, making it impossible to read. Customer support is terrible, and responds to complaints with idiotic advice about how to download, i.e.: press the download button.