We have been having issues with this app for a year now. We started the online issue because my father has very poor eyesight and cannot read the paper issue very well. Every time there is an IOS update this app is not updated for about 2-3 weeks, making the paper nearly impossible to read. I call the paper and customer service response is usually quick but not helpful. Some other issues they could fix are as follows: 1: allow the app to be read either vertically or horizontally on the pad. 2: when expanding or enlarging an article make it so I can control the size. Right now I only have two sizes available. We have the Denver Post and that app allows me to read the paper in any mode and size I choose. 3: if an article is continued on another page allow me to go right to that page/article to continue reading then back to the front page. 4: on the app make it so I go right to the paper and not have to navigate through 5-6 different screens to read the paper. That is very frustrating for someone who is not familiar with how an I-pad works.
I felt compelled to write a review as I contacted the Chronicle about the bugs with their app. I was told a new version would be launching soon, but that was months ago. The last update was over a year ago! My biggest complaint is you can no longer share articles as the app just crashes. Let’s hope they launch the new app soon.
This app is horrible. The home page is the sports page, navigation is not user friendly, and articles are regularly filed on the wrong page (the other day all the sports articles wound up in the obituaries). The app does not provide access to all of the Chronicle’s content, even for subscribers. Some improvements would be nice.
So I almost always use the Billings Gazette to share the same story, if both newspapers carried it. Or I’m forced to pull up the Chronicle’s web site and share from that. Annoying bug for close to two years. Fix it, Chronicle! Your chief competitor does better than you in this regard.
This app is terrible. I prefer to read the e-edition and since the latest update it never loads. Just freezes on the main screen. Very frustrating since you can get the paper delivered anymore. Do better BDC.
When this app was first introduced, it worked really well. Now it doesn't show any classifieds and the opinions aren't updated daily. Also, what's up with the traffic button? If you know the area well enough to want to read the BDC, you know what the traffic patterns are. It's just silly. Otherwise, the app looks great and the interface is very intuitive.
I also get the print paper so i can compare the content. The app publishes the day's important stories, police reports, weather, obits, and some classifieds. For the rest, spend 75 cents and also deal with the bundle of grocery fliers. It is easy to navigate, well laid out, and great for a free app.
The BDC is ok. Like another reviewer said it would be better if the site was more up to date. It is not uncommon to find days old stories in the beginning of a section. I would expect that since the paper goes out everyday that content would turn over every day. This, I am told is the version you get, even if you are an eChronicle subscriber. The could do better.
The old version got the job done but frequently crashed, failed load often, and was clunky at best to navigate. I don't use the classifieds so i can't really comment there, but thus far this appears to be a marked improvement.
This app used to be annoying enough with just running ads, but I tolerated it because I get they need to make their money somewhere. Now you need a subscription and they're still ads. Delete! This thing is now pointless, especially since the same articles are available via the Chronicle via Google
The BDC used to allow 7 articles / month within their app, and things like police reports were always available. They still do have these features on their normal website, but not within the app, so if you're not a subscriber don't bother.
The chomical app was just that before. It would take at least a week to get updated stories and now you have to have a subscription to even read an article. NO THANKS! I can get my news from all the other papers in the state
This cleanly designed app fails due to the Bozeman Comical not updating the content in a timely fashion. Every three days is typical, but time between updates can stretch out out to weeks. The Bozeman Daily Comical has a long history of neglected online initiatives, this is just the latest failure.
I think they just put a minimal amount of money into this app so that they could say that they had one. It was not even worth the small amount of space it took up on my phone. I also could not stand the ever changing adds at the bottom.
I used to read some of the headlines before. With the new update you must log in to read anything so I will be deleting this app. I can get all my news free online so I now find this app pointless. Disappointing.
Made the mistake of downloading the recent update. Now I can't read any articles. Asking for validation/sign in, but nowhere does it tell you how to sign up. Have read the Chronicle for years with the app, now it's useless.
I downloaded this app. When I click on an article an authentication screen pops up. It gives no instructions on how to register, so there's no way to read anything. I'm sticking with KBZK for all my local news.
King 5 in Seattle has the same layout as Bozeman. Don't like King 5 don't like this one. Looks like Microsoft paid you guys to adopt this layout. Go back to the last version it's easier to navigate and looks better to