The "Edit" function does not work. There used to be a "Print" version but it is not available. Poor design. You guys can do better ! Ask Arial for his input. Creativity is needed. Not good. Why not use the Wall Street Journal app as your template? Even The NY Times app. Sorry to be harsh but you asked!
Content is good. App is not so good. There is no obvious way to turn off background refresh. Background refresh stays on even when the global setting is turned off! This will drain your battery. If you want to check it out for yourself, go to settings, then battery, and look at the activity report. This app is always in the top 2 or 3 for battery usage. I will probably cancel my subscription when the annual renewal comes up because of this issue.
This app crashes frequently. The news content is often several days old and no longer accurate, and you are limited in the amount of free content you can read before being asked to purchase a subscription. As a lifelong resident of Columbia, SC, and a former subscriber to The State, I still enjoy reading the publication, but only minimally slow. The State is not the publication it used to be. And here’s a news flash for The State: People don’t have to pay for news anymore.
It would be nice when I am dealing with your staff that they would be more consumer friendly and respectful. Usually this is the top views that the bottom represent. If not then we will see change however, I have dealt with the state over 30 years and have seen no change. I have not seen an inch or sliver toward consumer friendliness or respectfulness in the past.
Recent update has made app unusable. Crashes every time it opens. Since you are going more and more to online paper, please continue to make the online version more user friendly. Particularly the e-edition.
I had a paid subscription to the paper but was still bombarded with advertisements while using the app to include full screen ads. App crashes intermittently and sends tons of data out while using. Would suggest they quit trying to monetize paying subscribers the app, real turn off.
This app was tweaked several weeks back for the much, much worse. I have read The State for 70 years, the last 15 on my iPad. I liked the facsimile of the printed newspaper. Since the most recent tweak, it has been a rare day that anything worked well. No online paper again today. Much more of this and you will lose another reader. Get it right and smooth or we are gone.
I deleted and re-download the app hoping it would help, but it doesn’t. As a digital subscriber, I opted to first see the updated news, and click on to the e-edition. My Home Screen repeatedly pops up “error fetching feeds”, and “pull to refresh”. What does that even mean?
Try reading on iPad. Can’t make newspaper view large enough to read as it runs off page. Previous app worked great. If you can’t fix this one then go back to olive version. It worked well. Why change something that is not broken. If this is not fix3d soon then I will be leav8ng. No since in keeping something that is broken
Please go back to the other app. I cannot read this one as it is on the right hand side of my iPad and is 1/4 size of the screen. I called your office and they told me they could not help me. He said wait a few days and it would get better. That was 5 days ago and it has NOT IMPROVED! I am paying for something I cannot read. Get with it!!!
The right hand sides of the “Jumble”, the daily “Sudoku” and the “Seven Little Words” are cropped. The puzzles should be centered. Also, why can’t the puzzle sizes be controlled? The device for selecting text size has no effect. Please adjust.
I have been reading the paper digitally since its inception. This is the worst app...when you can see a the entire page, the font is too small and there is the Dignity ad staring you in the face...make the font large enough to read and you lose a portion of the article...not a way to start the day frustrated.
The recent “improvement” of this app is totally useless. Load errors, out of focus pages, crashes, inability to login, lock ups, inability to enlarge pages! Why did you mess up a perfectly good app. Tired of fighting this every morning. Customer service is no help. 0 stars is my rating. I’m done with The State.
This paper was a balanced media source but no more. The very clear bias against the current President is very, very disturbing. Don’t tell me you are just reporting what the “wire” service sends. Check it out before publishing. Lazy. Dishonest. Hopefully going down like other very biased “sources”.
I am sick of clicking on news stories that then require a subscription to be able to read the remainder of the article . You have made the paper to expensive to take and provide less that an enjoyable experience online .
I have been using this app on my IPad for quite a while; that is about to change. The new split screen app is terrible. I guess the editors wanted their IPad edition to be at the same level as their printed edition. I would give it zero if I could.
The new e-edition app (10/19) is horrible. Slow to load, crashes frequently, hard to move thru. Worst of all, if it happens after 10 pm, read about it somewhere else, not in this paper. Sad to watch their demise. THE STATE is dead and doesn’t even know it.
Recent app changes have made The State unreadable on my iPad. Pages aren’t in focus, it’s impossible to zoom in, it’s jerky and half the time the icons at the top of the screen don’t work. If you don’t fix soon I will drop my subscription.
They might as well just rename this app to Gamecock News. On any given day you can open this app and the feed is dominated by sports. Not worth keeping it on my phone. It serves no real purpose for me.
Where’s the newspaper?? No way to see the newspaper as it is published, just a bunch of stories, some old, with disgusting ads. Extremely disappointed. Can not find the comics, Dear Abby, the obituary listing, etc. Just awful.
As a long time subscriber to The State, I am distressed that this new app is practically unusable on an iPad. Why can’t we just get a replica edition that looks and reads like a newspaper, not the ad bloated user hostile version that the platform has now transitioned to?