After facing few refresh issues I decided to reinstall the app on My old ipad which runs on ios 9.x . To my surprise I found that the latest version cannot be installed on old ipads anymore. This needs immediate fixing. My parents are the main users of this app and they are unable to use it from yesterday. Otherwise, this is a great app. Support old versions of ios on older iPads ASAP.
I like the app specially the book experience. I get access to old issues. So far no issues with navigation. No complaints. Thank you Vikatan team. Well done on app. Just on political stand stay as a journalist don’t seek your ideas. Compare to 10 years back the content quality went down. It’s supporting one side of parties more than other. Big kudos to IT team amazing job. If you get the social interaction story well Vikatan will become voice of Tamil.
I renewed my yearly subscription last week through Apple Pay. But still am not able to access my subscription content until now. When reached out to their support they are asking for an invoice from Apple. Why do I need to provide evidence while they can simply verify their records if they think there was a problem with my transaction. Been a subscriber for years... while they are verifying their system they could simply grant temporary access to the content until its resolved. Any good business will do that. Losing faith! They just lost a subscriber. They are in mail order days in a digital age! Beware!!
My mother used to use the app regularly on her iPad - iOS version 12.5.7 - and was happy until two months ago. We don’t know what happened but we think it’s one of the updates. The App started slowing down, getting worse every time and now it has become downright unusable. We uninstalled, cleared space and reinstalled. Now it is stuck in the red screen for a number of days. We are a long term customer and this is unacceptable. We don’t want to bad mouth but as a paying customer when something is not working, it leaves a bad taste
After updating to latest app version 4.2, I’m not able to view magazines of all months by scrolling as before. I’ve used filter option to view a particular magazine for a year and month (e.g. Ananda vikatan for August 2021). But I’m not able to see the edition for August 31, 2021. Looks like it’s assuming 4 weeks for a month.
Well designed to read all magazines Update Dec 21 - Useless app updates & iOS app crashing Many fixes are made and the app is performing fine now. Lots of features missing from the previous version Suddenly the app is crashing. Not able to read magazines. It's not at all starting. Very frustrated.
I subscribed to vikatan 3 year plan with iPad view. I am not able to open the magazines in iPad. I mailed the vikatan team, but no response. Better not to subscribe to ipad version. Apps having problem is not new. But there is absolutely no support. BEWARE
App is freezing often in iPhone 6 Plus. Get a good UI designer. See how Flipboard is designed. The back button on the top left is too tiny to touch and blends with the background and becomes invisible-when the header background is light color.
I am a subscriber of Vikatan since they started digital subscription. Features with the app and contents are great. Even though I am a lifetime subscriber I am currently not able to access the app due to inactivation of account. I don’t have a way to contact digital support via email/ phone to activate. App support phone number takes note of caller but never get call back. Above rating is related to support.
Sir , I am a senior citizen.I have made a best decision to subscribe it.I get to read all and keep myself up to date with current days. Thank you .I wish to suggest for sakthi Vikatan to make a series on shakthi peet temples and it’s stories. Thanking you, Revathy krishnamurthy.
I renewed my subscription the start of the month in March and my account didn’t get updated. I wrote a review here 1st week of March and they responded by asking me to send an email or call a number. When I wrote to that email id with payment acknowledgement screen shot 15 days back they didn’t even acknowledge. I have been calling the number they provided almost daily and no one picks up. Does that mean I have to write off the 40$ to Vikatan??????? Where should escalate this?
Recent redesign of Vikatan app is very good and it has very clean look and easy to navigate to different areas and access all tabs. Bookmark option also available to use and that’s a good feature. Overall nice improvement!!
The new app is terrible. Though the design is good and reading magazine without downloading are good features, but it keeps hanging whenever scrolling down the news. I strongly feel the loading of ads are the main reason. Why ads are allowed in my paid subscription?. Please fix this as soon as possible. I’m not happy at all with this new app.
I have been using the app for the past few years and I see that the app doesn’t respond or load the data when you use over a period is time(months). This happens frequently and had to delete and reinstall the app in the last few months.
Landscape mode missing for iPad. Please restore this without delay. I'll rate it with five stars once you do it. True, downloaded magazines can be read in landscape mode, but since this is an app for iPad, all the contents should be available in landscape mode. When you make that happen, I will then rate it with 5 stars.
This is one of the worst apps I ever used. The website is even more excruciating to make use of. In the name of providing more content, it’s filled with unwanted stuff, and it pretty much causes the page to not even open and respond in a timely manner. I despise myself for signing up for a multi year subscription, where it could have been used for some good cause.
Despite paying the price, this app doesn’t allow to see even the download books. I feel bad and feel this app useless since I can’t read anything offline, situation such as when flying. No comments on Vikatan, as such, it’s the leading weekly.
I see many comments saying app hangs and crashes. Yes most of the time it happens while reading open articles. You can avoid the crash doing only scrolling down while reading articles but if you scroll up it will hang for sure. So while reading only go down and move towards up will freeze. It works for me and Vikatan app developers should fix this bug.
To the architect and developers of this new update, please fix the frequent crashing and scrolling issue. Cant read any article as its not allowing me to scroll down... i keep swiping up multiple times but nothing happens. Tried restarting multiple times but nothing worked. I stopped using the app altogether! Thanks for providing us such buggiest update! Previous version was lot better.
Whoever designed the iPad app is not a regular iPad user. It does not support orientation, it doesn’t allow bulk deletion of downloaded magazines and in general the new navigation is just plain bad. How do you introduce a new app and take away basic features? The reason for the second star is just that the app works, old one use to crash way too often.
I have auto renewal of my subscription to Vikatan and thadam, but every time it is asking me to pay for it even after subscription amounts are deducted. Despite several emails to Vikatan still no response from them. The issue has been there for the past 6 months now and yet to be resolved, their helpdesk is useless, don’t subscribe anything online, beware. Balaji Raju
Their reporters are always biased and most of the time produced guess reports and fake news. The app hangs if there is a Wi-Fi switch or some issue in Wi-Fi connection during startup. After that it always shows a red screen even after the network is available. I have to delete the app and re install to make it work.
I am unable to download the app after the upgrade in July. It says the app is not compatible with old iPad. Please fix it, my mom used to read the magazines in iPad and it had the feel of reading a book. Although she can login through the website, it is not an easy interface to read the magazine. Fix the issue the app for older iPads.
1. Comments are not loading properly 2. Scrolling doesn’t work smoothly 3. The links with "இங்கே க்ளிக் செய்யவும்" taking to reopen the app rather than opening the pages. 4. Now introduced another layer of “premium” stories even after paid subscription, the pop ups are irritating.
Despite of renewing my subscription to all magazines, it still asks to subscribe to magazines to read it. There are no proper FAQ s to solve this issue. There should be better ways to auto renew once payment is done.
App freezes, crashes on iPhones , especially if the page has embedded Ad forget about scrolling. Also the left and right nav buttons are not visible to iPhone X layout. Vikatan please take note majority of your app subscribers are outside India and iPhone is the top used phone.
I’m subscribing to Vikatan magazine since last 3years. I will continue for more years to come. I’m paying you every year. Why the hell im seeing the ads on every news I read? I hate seeing ads when I see important news. Can we get rid of it ? At least those who pay you to read magazines? Please.