After 9 months of giving The Rapid City Journal a chance to deliver an acceptable app, I’ve run out of patience. This is a very clunky app, loaded with ads and click bait. The biggest annoyance is trying to read the digital version of the printed paper, which is the primary reason for the subscription. I access the print replica via an iPad Air 4th gen. The top half of the page is one large ad that will not go away. After several attempts with the customer service to to find out why this is happening, still no resolution. This company has some serious issues to resolve with regards to technology and customer service.
Why does this app get worse and worse. At least before the update I could read some of the articles, after scrolling past the same repeated story multiple times. Now any story I try to open I get a pop up that says the content is not available and to retry or cancel. I have deleted and re installed the app with the same results. I did not think it was possible, but the app is worse then the stories.
Simply the worst app on my phone. It’s as if they don’t want you reading their news. Difficult to navigate and reading the E-Edition is a hit and miss endeavor. I haven’t even got into their lousy news coverage. Almost all news is national news I read online the day before. When you have to go to a TV app to read local news and cannot find it in the “paper,” something is wrong. Why pay for aggravation?
If there was a poll to vote for the “Worst App” this one would win hands down. I use many apps daily and this one is by far the worst. From locking up to opening videos automatically to impossibly slow news article access. I have the online subscription that I just might have to cancel if this doesn’t get any better.
I was considering purchasing a subscription as this is the primary source of news in the local area. So glad I hadn’t yet! The app is so poorly built and the content currently inaccessible (no articles will open), that it seems pointless to throw my hard earned money at a Journal subscription. I will continue to follow my other news sources. :(
Why is there always an alert badge on this new, improved app? I contacted the support team, no response. This app also doesn’t give you access the last app did, and I pay for the online access. Poor quality update.
The app is fine. The Rapid City Journal however cannot publish fair and impartial journalism. Instead they choose to publish wild headlines that are not supported by the content of the article. I have deleted the app from all of my devices.
The app keeps crashing when I open a article. I have turned off my phone to reset it and uninstall/installed the app again. Please fix soon. Update: now the app opens the App Store even if I haven't tapped on an ad. I think they are just trying to make the free version so annoying that you spend money for the full version. But it is way too expensive, especially just for online content. It's too bad bc this is how I try to stay up to date on local news even though I have moved.
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