This app started off so promising. I love the website, and being able to access the information there on my phone from an app would have been worth the monthly subscription. But all you get are some highlights. You can't navigate the stories like you can on the website at all. Right now it's not possible. So pay a monthly subscription for much less information you can get for free from the website? I'm sorry but: no. I'll be ending my subscription.
Initial feelings from the app were very negative (due to losing thousands of offline articles i had been saving up for future) and that still is the reason I can't bring myself to give more than 3 stars. Now if you're a new user (or I'd ignore the lost articles) the new app is really good. It runs amazingly, it's VERY smooth. It looks nice and the connection between the website and the app is almost seamless. The 2 lost stars don't go to the developer though since I'm sure he/she is just a freelancer who did a great job with the application, but Physorg who utterly failed to find out what their users appreciated.
You're better off using the website rather than the app. Font issues make app some articles very hard to read at times, stories do not link to other related stories as the website does (the single niftiest feature of the full site). Also, I cannot find any way to filter for different kinds of articles, for example ability to just look through physics articles, astronomy Etc. It's just a list of unsorted articles. Developers completely unresponsive to feedback and questions.
No access to further sections after subscribing, only 'Spotlight'. Poor, I was happy to pat £0.99 a month as I love the site, but no point in paying if there's no benefit. Sub cancelled. Shame.
Slap in face to customers who purchased app. Awesome website, but for those (like me) who bought the full app for ad-free full access, we might as well not have bothered. The old app is dead and now the new app forces users to purchase a monthly subscription despite having paid outright for full app access. Same story with sister app MedicalXpress. A *really* bad way to treat customers! How do I get my full access back? Otherwise I want my money back.
I'm also peeved that my favorite news app suddenly changed their business model from buying a single paid app to a subscription but I understand that the site has to meet the bills somehow. After subscribing I had to reinstall the app to get full site access to work but overall this is an improvement to the old paid app.
New app, redesigned for Android smartphones and tablets. The new interface now adapts to different screen sizes, with dedicated layout for tablet.
Update: Fixed tablet layout issues.
Science news beyond the headlines from the California Academy of Sciences.