In the last update I've had to go from a five star rating to one star. The reason is that where all my favourite topics used to be listed on the top navigation bar, I now have to drill down a few levels in order to find them, and even then it is a case of scrolling through a load of pages rather than being able to go straight where I want. As a result I've largely stopped using the BBC news app.
Used to have all my favourite topics easily on the top sliding bar. Now all missing. E.g.. football, formula 1, sport, now all missing. Tried to add them back once again. But says I've still got them all added to topics. No I'm not searching for my topics when a perfectly good app was working great before update. Please get it sorted. Always use this app, such a shame it's ruined in the update.. :0/
Over the past few years, it has been made increasingly difficult to navigate through different news topics. It started years ago when users were forced to place topics into "my news" just to be able to see them on the nav bar, and now users can't even see them at all without clicking "my news", an additional hurdle. Poor UX design, thought better of the BBC - meant to be a professional service.
Looking at other reviews, this isn't a new opinion. The changes to layout putting My News into one tab have significantly reduced the apps ease of use. There should at least be an option to display it the other way. The result of the change is that I now find it harder to get to the news I want to read about. I am unlikely to continue using this version of the app.
like other reviewers i think latest redesign is PANTS. like many other developers the beeb dont seem to have enough real work to do so they just tinker for the sake of it. whoever thought this version is an improvement either doesn't actually use it or is an idiot. message to ALL developers - make it work then LEAVE IT ALONE!
Somebody deleted my comment presumably because they did not like what I said. The new menu structure is rubbish! It is a massive backwards step. It would be much better to have the old menu system. It would also be better if they concentrated on having a login system using the licence number and postcode. That way we licence payers can see all the content when abroad instead of having huge chunks missing. I pay the licence fee and expect to be able to see what I pay for.
In this release, we’ve made some changes to how you find your way around the app:
- Simplified menus
- Improved accessibility
- Your topics now have a new home in the My News tab
- You can access the Search function from all sections
As always we’ve squashed some bugs and made some enhancements behind the scenes
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