Ap freezes up more than 50% of the time. Have to delete reinstall. .. when it works it is great. Worst ap ever …paying $8/ month !!!!!! If I had another choice for Pittsburgh News would terminate .. try to a live person at the paper to discuss !!
As a long-time reader and fan of the PG, I am thoroughly disappointed in this app. It's as if it was written by someone's kid as a middle-school project. It does not perform its primary mission - to present a usable app version of the newspaper. It only loads a select number of articles from the paper. It has no search function. Quite often when you go to a section (e.g., Restaurants, Travel,etc.) the section will be blank! The app does not update headlines nearly as fast as the website (??) - thus don't go to the app hoping for up-to-date sports scores or breaking news headlines. After suffering through several versions of the app I give up on it. Why is this when even many smaller-town newspapers have far superior apps? Again, I am a big fan of the PG and have been for decades. Seeing the PG release this pathetic, half-baked app is like seeing a longtime old friend homeless and living under an underpass. Very sad.
As far as the basics go (giving users the most recent articles from the different sections of the Post-Gazette), this app does fine. But there are some major issues that prevent me from giving a higher rating. First and foremost: no landscape mode. For an iPhone/iPod Touch, landscape mode cuts back a lot on eye strain, but this app doesn't include it. Also, it would be nice if more of the website's features were included, especially the blogs.
The app has made a lot of strides since first introduced, but there is no search function to search the website. This app is my main way to access the Post-Gazette, otherwise a great paper. Without that search feature, and with the limited scope of the articles presented, the app is quite limited, even for subscribers like me. Saved articles should be listed by title. As of now you have to swipe through articles one by one until you find the one you want. There ought to be a way to search your saved articles here as well.
I've been enjoying this simple app for at least 2 years I believe. Reliable way to read the top stories. Facebook posting feature is now broken. Would be nice to add stories to Instapaper, etc. Could maybe use an update (add photos?), but dear PG - don't get too carried away and add to many bells & whistles or animations. Keep it a quick, snappy, easy to navigate app. Cheers.
I would gladly sign up got a subscription, but there is no subscribe link, option, or clearly visible direction. Online subscription is preferable to having the paper delivered at the bottom of a slippery driveway. PPG missed an opportunity to hold on to its early online adopters when it blocked us out after a year without a subscribe link, notice, or easily found directions.
I am a transplanted Pittsburgher who hoped to follow my hometown paper with this app. After many futile attempts (for some reason either my user name / password had a problem or the content was not available when I was signed in) to transition from the free 10 articles a month to whatever I was asked to join - I gave up. I was never a fan of the Tribune-Review in the past, but their app works and I can get my ‘Burgh news. It is inexcusable that the PG cannot come up with a working app. I am sure I am neither the first or last to take my business to the Trib.
Looks like I got a good version, there isn't a 10 article limit. Now I just need to remember never to update it.. kind of ridiculous.. shouldn't newer versions be better and add functionality--not take it away or limit it?
Like others have said-- if you're going to charge for the app, at least give us what we can get for free in the web browser. Expand the content, & I'd definitely give it 1-2 more stars. Would be an incentive to pay for the expanded access online if said 'exclusive' content were also available on phone app.
Come on PG I know you struggle to embrace/hire resources for technology but this is down right awful for all the reasons others have noted. I know sports pays the bills and you can do great things like the air quality series, hire the kids at CMU ETC to do something truly great! No consistent interface between iPad, web and iPhone ... Photos missing; no ability to read and comment ; no real time blogging from sports events ( see Boston globe). I have to go elsewhere for breaking news...
I like the app and think missing sections will show up. I am not opposed to paying for the app or additional fees down the road to support it as another reviewer suggested, but either give this away or kill off the ads. Don't double dip in the iPhone chip bowl :-(
This should be free. Needs: Date and time on article links. More images and multimedia. Categories (sports, etc). Ability to go further back in time. Push notifications. Search archives. Comments. Nice to have: Map with pins showing articles by location.
Where to start... you can’t seem to update your content, you constantly advertise your “slide” app (which is somehow worse than this one), or the fact that randomly there is an alarm that goes off while you’re reading an article. Please fix the air raid siren that goes off randomly. You do have better content than any of the other TV apps that cover Pittsburgh, don’t spoil it with nonsense like this. You can do better.
Living in Philly, this is the best news app I've found to get a summary of what's going on in my hometown. Succinct and informative, the Post-Gazette is precisely what I want to read on my iPhone. And, it's much better than the mobile website.
I live in eastern PA but have roots in the Pittsburgh area; this app provides a great way to stay in touch. It is easy to navigate and refreshes easily. Also, the Pirate and Steeler news is enjoyed in the Sports section. I would get this app again, for sure!
The insanity of this app is that it limits the number of articles that can be read per month, however you can read as many as you'd like to on the PG website. Also to get around the limit, simply delete the app and download it again. Aside from that the content is good.
The Post-Gazette brings solid reporting and a breadth of regional coverage, but sadly the app is a mess. From an iffy search engine to the way going back to the same article counts multiple times against your free article limit, the app remains a mess and continues to lag behind so many other apps for newspapers of this circulation size.
Latest news and breaking news haven't been updating the last few days. And the other day the latest news was updated with old articles from September or October. Is the guy in charge of doing the updates on vacation or something?
Nowhere in the app description does it me mention having to sign up/pay for content, but I can't view more than 10 articles per month. Also, it asks me to sign up online and it's impossible to find a place to sign up online! And so many ads! The ad bar at the bottom makes reading articles terrible.
Good start but we defintely need more sections. Education. Real estate. Obits. Collumns. Surprised it was only a dollar to buy. I'd pay more, probably up to $5 or $10, even if it was once a year, like a subscription. I hope someone with the PG is reading this!
I already pay for your service... why the need to bombard me with pop up ads for the News Slide app? Give it a rest, I have that app and don’t like it! Also I don’t want to see stale “Editor Picks” every time I open up the app. It shouldn’t be a multi-click process to get the latest news.
No sports worth reading. Pathetic attempt to make money. Their PG website does not work properly on the iPhone either. File bankruptcy already. It takes a half hour to load a page and the Safari crashes if you close during. This app is awful and the PG website is awful.
As noted by A few other reviewers, the wap-based web site provides more content. Stories in the app are nit updated regularly. The tribune review has free app that is more robust. Not worth the dollar.
I bought this app at least two years ago and was able to read any and every article I wanted. Now I can only read a few articles a month. If I purchased an app, I feel I should be able to read all of the articles. I will be deleting the app and moving to a different newspaper. Good bye PG!
How behind the times can this paper be? Aren't we in the land of CMU IT wizards? Apparently they don't work for the PG. I was told 4 months ago you were working on the app problem. You advertise this app on your website while soliciting business and it doesn't work?? Unacceptable!!
At the very least, recent Pittsburgh pro-sports scores should be mentioned. The college and high school sport scores get greater mention than the Pens or Steelers. I just want to quickly learn who won....and nothing!
The newest version of the app is slick, great interface, and access to the articles I want to read. The problem? Monthly limit on articles you can read without a paid subscription. No thanks. I'll get my news elsewhere.
I, too, am transplanted Pittsburgh who loves to follow news of my “home” town. My account works on the website but not on the app. This makes no sense considering they (PPG) just recently forced the consolidation of previous sports apps. I am very disappointed that I can’t follow while on the go.
FYI...I paid for the app awhile ago. Attempted to use the app again and now it seems they have an article limit and they are moving you towards buying a digital subscription. The app does not give you all access anymore. No thanks!
PG Reader Description Stay up-to-date with all things Pittsburgh – through the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s PG Reader app. You’ll get up-to-the-minute breaking local and regional news directly from the Post-Gazette. The PG Reader app gives you a direct feed of every local and regional news and lifestyle story that the Post-Gazette writes -- as soon as it's published! You'll get breaking news, business, politics, local news and more. In addition, with the PG Reader App you can share the news via e-mail or save it to your favorites. Unlimited access to this app can be purchased through the Post-Gazette’s digital subscription package. Non-subscribers may view a limited number of items every month. Features: - Live feed of all local, regional, political and lifestyle, college and high schools sports articles directly from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Browse articles by content sections - Save articles to your "Favorites” section to view at a later date - E-mail an article to a friend - Share article on Facebook or Twitter