By South China Morning Post Publishers Limited
After the most recent update was “forced” to all users, the app is now “saturated” with adds all over every news page. I have been using this app for a long time and the adds used to be reasonably placed on pages. Now, I’m considering completely deleting the app. I have to say to South China Morning Post: you made a terrible mistake to follow what US apps do. I’m done! Deleted the app. Good bye SCMP.
USD125 per year??! For the SCMP this is extremely high. It’s generally good reporting, but it is very regionally focused. The opinion pieces are mostly poorly written and pointless. If the price were 40% of this, it would be worth it. Otherwise, pay slightly more and get the Times of London, or the Wall Street Journal, or the New York Times which are all far superior to SCMP.
They tried to make it work nicely with gestures, however due to poor implantation, the swipes don’t actually do what you want them to do. Easier just to use the website
The news on scmp has deteriorated dramatically after the national security law has taken effect. Gone are the days of freedom of press.
There I am, in my quiet but crowded work office when I get an interesting news article notification from this app. I click the notification expecting to be taken straight to the article, when instead an ad with a literal screaming person starts going off and breaking the office silence. To add, my phone was on silent mode! I don’t know how I could have prevented that from happening, and I no longer trust opening this app in quiet environments in fear of causing me embarrassment.
The open screen ads are really annoying especially because it has sound by default
Can you please STOP with the advertisement playing sound whenever the app is opened? It’s such a pain to open the app and the advertisement plays with sound, especially when it’s an advertisement about some goofy children’s app. This is a professional app so I would expect a lot more in terms of professionalism. Please have the sound muted by default for advertisements. Thank you
Used to enjoy using the app to browse the news. With the addition of intrusive ads, however, I’ve been using this app less and less and just directly going to the website instead.
The last version I used was by far the biggest drain on my battery. 66 hours of background usage during the last 10 days. Compared to 32 minutes of screen time. That is a creepy large amount of background time and battery drain. No way to contact the app developer.