I wonder why you upgraded the Holland Sentinel app? Was it necessary? The first thing we see when we open the app is sports. I’d rather see local and national news first, then sports. The Obituary section is a mess. It’s terrible to navigate through. The old obituary app was much more user friendly. My ask is for you to re-do the obituary section. Get rid of the celebrity deaths....who cares? Please go back to the old was we viewed the obituaries. Thank you.
Just like many things that aren’t worth it, this app forces you to call in during their business hours to cancel your subscription. Made worse by the fact that the infrastructure is there to cancel without a call since it’s illegal to require a call in a few states. They are only requiring this out of greed, even though it makes for an inherently worse experience. Do not sign up, don’t download, don’t get trapped.
I can get this same news for free from other news sources. Plus I can just talk to the nosy guy on any corner and get the scoop on all of Holland. 5 articles free??? Thanks, but no thanks. Big mistake.
Love the app for all my local holland news but I wish there was a tab in the menu to get national news too. Maybe a connection to some other news source so this app can deliver al the happenings around the country or larger area... After I've read all that is going on in holland of course
This is a horrible app! Would give zero star rating, yet it is not an option if submitting a review. App Rarely works correctly & is out of date perpetually. Often one waits to arrive at the screen they want to see only to be booted completely out of the app to start over again - maddening! Further, as a minister & someone who travels, the desire to check on the obituaries attempting to both be kept current & be able to connect with loved ones in the event of such a sad & difficult time is impossible to be timely. Today, I looked again - obits are over 8 days old! Are you kidding me? Further, it is absolutely offensive when one clicks on obituary details that one is hit with an advertisement! Is nothing sacred! Get it together, or don't offer it! And seriously, Advertise somewhere else! Such a disappointment.
When I moved to Zeeland and subscribed to the Sentinel I expected a paper that would support the political right, given Ottawa County's political history. I've been pleasantly surprised by the true balance I see in the Sentinel's reporting, it's selection of nationally syndicated columnists, and it's editorial staff. I'm happy to give "My" Holland Sentinel a five star rating and a big "That-a-Way"!i The online version that can be bought separately or with a print subscription for free is a great way to stay current when out of town.
Had app once before and deleted it because there was no 'news' about local happenings. Decided to try again, now being told I only get 15 articles a month, unless I pay. Very disappointed. Although it does seem on point with the printed version. A little bit of news thrown in with mostly articles on local sports and rich people bragging. I live in Holland, married 22 years with no kids and a non Christian. An uphill battle to find news that keeps me informed about my "community". A sad waste and I will be deleting again. No wonder we can't bring in young people. Low wages and no embracing of technology coupled with judgmental old biddies. Yup, that's Holland and Zeeland. (At least it's better than Grand Haven)
The app still crashes regularly. And when using an iPad, you still have to use am iPhone app, not an iPad version. Not sure which is worse: The annoying Holland Sentinel website that constantly wants your daily subscription for a sub-par new outlet... Or the iPhone app that often does not update and crashes regularly. Maybe time for a replacement news media outlet Update: Reduced to a one (1) star as it seems the Holland Sentinel really has no desire to update this application. It still crashes regularly and no iPad version. Often wonder why the Sentinel is still around... :-(
Information is shown initially in a very readable format allowing selection of articles easy. Categories of information cover all the news that matters. And best of all you are not asked to subscribe or purchase with every article you read.
Content is often not up to date. The few times content is updated, the older version is left as a separate entry under the "breaking news" category. Also, I've seen enough full-screen advertisements for dating sites pop on the screen for a lifetime. I understand this paper is struggling. Wish they would focus on well-written content that was up to date.
Ok... This is bugging me. You need to keep the obits current. True to my word.... November 18 You fixed the Obits page... Thanks! Ok.... This is an updated review.... Please keep the Obituaries updated. It is the main reason i have thus APP. It has been all messed up over the past weeks. I will rate you the 5 stars again if you fix it. Thanks THIS IS MY 1st REVIEW : (below) I gave you 5 stars I lived in Holland for 22 years. Now, living near Indianapolis, I am able to keep up on all the news from there. Thank you HS for offering this great site. And the SPREED option is cool too.
There are obituaries that are not listed in my app for the iPhone that are listed when I search the sentinel on Internet and go to the obit section. Frustrating! Also like someone else said it is hard to get the app to load, a lot of times you have to start over!
Don't waste your time on this one. If you want free UNLIMITED holland news, use the WHTC app, as this little jewel only allows you to look at 15 articles per month. Unless of course you want to pay for the premium version. Use one of the other news apps, like Fox 17, as you'll get better coverage and unlimited access.