Phase 2 i decided to edit this entry and remove some stars. Sadly there is no way to give this app 0 stars, which is what it deserves. My phone needed to be changed and the new one wouldn't allow me to login or access the appropriate file. Several emails to the RYA produced no suitable result. So i asked for a refund for the book i bought but cannot read. Do not waste your time. It's a hiding to nothing. I was worried by the other comments. However I really wanted one of your books, on a "right now" basis. I got the book and read it, so that's OK. Can't register or login through the app though. I can probably complete a purchase through Google Play. It seems that your development team have gone to a lot of trouble to be very average.
Awful, awful app. It's a real shame that the RYA have put their name to such a dreadful thing when they could have used something like Google books. I was particularly frustrated by the sign in process which, whilst generally dreadful, more specifically won't allow my password manager to input a password.
Shame for the RYA App has launched after it suspended 3 times. After successful confirmed registration tried to login and "username not registerd, try again" appears. Waiste of time.
Extremely inconvenient app. Slow, lagging, does not have any features that an ordinary eBook reader app has, and even the features it has are poorly implemented. Waste of time.
If I could give this 0 stars, I would. Today its insisting on downloading every publication the RYA has while I try to cancel each download in turn to prevent it consuming all available storage space. Current total is 2GB, hopefully I will beat it. The UI follows no recognisable UI standards, is hard to use, totally confusing. Please RYA, stop wasting members money by writing this app and leave it to someone who knows what they are doing. Put your books into Google Books or iBooks and save everyone a nightmare.......... I gave up trying to stop it downloading everything and uninstalled it which deleted all the data. Very happy now, even though I had bought several book which I will be sad to no longer have access to. Small price to pay vs the awful app experience.
RYA App, what a sheer waste of effort. Only use if you've lost the will to live
Bug fix: downloaded eBooks no longer update automatically.
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