Time to take a step back. This app used to be basic, but fast and reliable. As bells and whistles have been added it has become slower and more unstable. I want a fast, convenient, reliable news reader. This app gets further away from that on every update. Edit: So now you force me to update and YOU DO IT WHILST I AM READING THE NEWS. Have you totally lost sight of who the customer is? I was halfway through a story. This had better be worth it. ..
Back to its best The BBC news app is hands down one of the best news apps on Google play. It's concise, stable and intuitive. The user interface is up to date and gives a great reading experience. I'm also happy to say that the developers seemed to have listened and brought back the scroll bar which was removed in previous versions, making reading tedious. Integrated media player works well and makes for a great addition to some articles. Great job
A pain in the backside. (Typical BBC) This update is worse than the previous version. Slow to update, my news constantly buffering and only shows a few stories on time line. If it ain't broke don't fix it. I presume this is the same team as iplayer and they have made a pigs backside of that. This looks like it's heading the same way. Get rid of the BBC permanently. And it crashes when I play a video
Surprise! The update has issues again! Fix the timelime bug please!!!!! Why do updates do this app always cause more issue? I like to view news by 'time', so I don't keep duplicating the stories by switching to multiple headings. You can no longer view time past a very small amount of stories, rendering it useless. This means duplications of heading as you awkwardly are forced to nagigate the app.
Widgets back! Most recent version (22.214.171.124) fixed Widget problem. I was looking forward to stable operations for a while... But unfortunately it is now much much slower in retrieving stories than previously. Cannot help but feel that the constant adding of functionality has led to bloat: just too many things going wrong and when you patch one glitch another pops up. Time to start again from scratch with the code?
Keeps me informed I stopped using it about 9 months ago as updates had ruined it for me. Later reinstalled as didn't like other news apps. Seems to work reasonably well for me now and I've learned to manage some of its quirks. I like reporters articles &often learn something interesting.
- Updates to fix offline and improve performance
- resolves an issue with push notifications
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