Big fan of the Idaho State Journal, but not of this app.
Was excited about this app until I actually used it. The interface is slick and responsive, but the content is abysmal. For each category, the app offers just a small handful (10 or so) of seemingly randomly selected stories, most of which are outdated (i.e. a random story about the state baseball tournament from last May when I viewing the app in September, or lottery numbers from February 2010). There's no way to search for current content from the journal, so this app is all but useless in its current state. I'll be continuing to just use the journal website from my iPhone for now, as this app is not ready for primetime.
This app is great for keeping up with the headlines and drilling down to particularly interesting stories. The only change I'd make would be to add categories - National News, Local News, Sports, Opinion, etc.
First of all, very nice interface. Easy to use and find the content you want. If you're looking for an app that presents relevant local news, you'll like this. If you're looking for an all-digital mobile version of the Journal, this isn't quite it. Not all stories make it onto the app. the ones that do, however, are presented very well. I do hope that supported stories are expanded in the future. Do try this though. Very well done.
The journal app is never updated. The reporters do not report facts, reporters do not check facts before they write articles. I realize do not pay for the ISJ, these are very few of my many reasons why. The obituaries are horrible. The Idaho Statesman is a great paper, reports news. News from surrounding states as well, Idaho specifically. Pictures with obituaries. In closing, Pocatello should be ashamed that it calls the Idaho state journal it's paper. (Notice I didn't cap)
This app was great, I used it all the time to keep up on local news. But, with the most recent update, it makes you log in and create a username and password just to read stories. I won't even bother using it from now on. I don't think that I should have to verify my identity just to browse the news.