Whomever designed this new edition should be fired. I’m old school and resistant to change, but this new app is impossible to navigate and won’t even update on my new iPad Air. I can only hope there will be updates to fix the bugs! And given the comments on this review page I’m not alone. Time to go back to the Chronicle!!!
This morning I clicked on the new app, which had appeared yesterday in place of the previous one, and yesterday’s edition appeared. Could not access today’s edition. So I tried my cell phone and it appeared there. Deleted the app from this iPad and will now download the app again. The new app is cumbersome. Before, I could swipe once to get to the next page; now I must click on the page and choose from a page below the page. There is nothing so far that is better than before and everyday reading is less convenient.
I like to look through the newspaper just like I did with the paper version. That experience is gone, or I can’t find it. I’m curious, do you’re app developers just change things to change them. They sure didn’t make this new app a better experience.
Very difficult to navigate. Worse than it was before they revised it. I prefer to read the newspaper edition. And you can’t get there easily. Also requires you to log in over and over again. Ads are intrusive and annoying. Terrible!
I saw an article in the actual newspaper and wanted to find it online. I searched by title and reporter. NOTHING. Then tried some obvious searches: Capitol Riot. NOTHING. THIS APP IS WORTHLESS. Wish I could give it zero stars.
There is a spat of San Francisco papers (CC times, oak trib, San Jose mercury news) that are beyond frustrating. I see a news story on safari. I try to go to it and get directed to download the app or go to story. I select go to story and I get the same message! I can't just read the story with my iPhone and safari. So I've downloaded this sorry app (same for most local papers) and guess what? The story I was interested in is not there!!!! So ditch the app. Make a mobile optional web page. I have stopped looking at these papers because the app doesn't have the stories I am interested in and the newspapers web site insists I get the app. The app doesn't have the stories. Instead of being an ad for these papers it has driven me away.
I saw a news item about a local hospital having multiple coronavirus cases in another news source. The only way this article showed up searching for it in this app was to enter the hospital name. Under the search for coronavirus I got fluff stories about restaurants opening and sports stories but nothing about this hospital that is located nearby even though this story was just out yesterday.
I love the content you have. Sometimes when I tap on an alert from the app to see the relevant article, the app shows me a more recent and unrelated article. Sometimes the article in the alert just isn’t to be found. There is no obvious way to search. The search on your website is indexed poorly, but at least there is one. Previous days’ articles, political cartoons, etc. are only sometimes available through the app. Thinking of the web site: I have to reset my password every time I use it, despite always using the same password. I suppose using the same password keeps the app from having trouble or a sign in when I launch it, but any password reset should require reauthentication of the app (or any other way to get to my account), even if it is the same password.
Can't rate too high as I just downloaded this app but after having numerous problems re-subscribing to BANG, I'm super excited to see this app available more specific to my location. My fingers are crossed that it delivers, based on my initial look though, it seems to be even better layout than BANG. Yay, thanks for providing this!
App is decent, unfortunately it doesn't want update the news sometimes. Stories are all days old and when you make it refresh it says it's still up to date. I find myself switching to other news apps often to get current events. If it was consistent I'd use it more. Also if you lose your signal it has a hard time reconnecting unlike other news apps.
I have two basic complaints. One, there is no easy way to search for a particular article. Why can’t this site have a search box in a prominent display area like so many other newspapers. Secondly, the fonts are especially tiny on the first page. The fonts are fine, however, when reading the actual article.
Developers boast that in the new version (7.3) you can embed a “Scribble live post,” whatever that means, but God forbid you need to search for a headline that you saw in the print edition so that you can have a link to forward to a friend. There appears to be no search tool whatsoever. What kind of a text-based news app doesn’t have a search tool? A very lame one.
Navigation of the newspaper with this app is frustrating and confusing. An example of new and improved often isn’t. Deleting the app and hope that a better on comes along soon so that I’ll be able to read my local paper when I am away from the area.
What the heck have you done, to ruin a perfectly good app? I want to read the newspaper, and sometimes, for the day before, and, perhaps, the day prior to that. After wasting 30 minutes, trying to find previous newspaper issue dates, I had to give up. This is so NOT saving newspapers, in the Bay Area, or in our country, for that matter. Leave it to the millennials, to read only what you are pushing. This OK Boomer, wants to read the newspaper, in a linear; full, and total offering. Didn’t you do any subscriber testing of this dreadful, ruination, of our relied-upon newspaper, and app? Total fail......
I used to really enjoy utilizing this App for browsing the news. Now that the App has "evolved", thanks most likely to some idiot at the Times, it is horrendous. With the most recent updates the App does one thing extremely well: crash. Thanks for breaking something that did not need fixing.
It's been over a week now with the same articles in the Local News section. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. It's the same articles about the broken steel rods in the Bay Bridge, the guy who scammed for the 49ers Super Bowl tickets, the armed robbery in the Toys R Us, etc. Is anyone else seeing these same articles for days now?
This app does not update with the correct articles from the website. Sometime it could take up to a day u see the articles show up. Also most articles never show up on the app. It would be much better if the app updated the same as the website.
I want today’s news, not a collection of old articles I have t search through. It was waaaaay better when it actually looked like the paper and you could read what interested your. You have ruined the app for me.
I’ve been reading this newspaper in print or online for over 30 years. It used to be fairly good for local news. In past few years has become so biased, far left, that it’s now just a worthless rag not worth reading at all.
I downloaded the app and opened it up only to have it do nothing! It just said Contra Costa Times and I tried touching everywhere and waiting patiently until I finally gave up and deleted! Frustrating!!
Articles are NOT UPDATED until 1/2 day Late! Todays early morning 6am news is Yesterdays news! WHY!!! If you want current News when you wake up in the morning, this app is not for YOU as it DOES NOT update articles with current news.
Poor scrolling, constantly interrupted by ads. Hard to find specific articles. Overall very difficult to use. If it weren't only source for local news, I'd never use it. How can this be so bad, with Silicon Valley location of parent Merc News?
Why doesn't the CC Times app have a spot in sports for St. Mary's? They sports teams are successful in the WCC & the men's basketball team has been more successful than Cal in recent years. Additionally since being acquired by San Jose paper, almost all articles about Santa Clara County, not Contra Costa. What a shame and waste of time.
The barrage of ads and the rabbit paths they take you down, ruined the reading experience I could not get out of the Junk Pros ad and ok I do not mind a little advertising but to be hijacked is not acceptable