Edit: I gave the old app 4 stars, but the new app is hard to enjoy when it won't recognize my account number. I'm able to read the recent issue but for how long? There wasn't much wrong with the old app. Previous version review: I recently discovered my print subscription to Bloomberg BusinessWeek enables me to browse each new issue via this app to my phone. The user interface is nice and smooth with minimal advertising. Not all the content features transfer from the print version of the magazine.
As a long-term subscriber to the print edition of businessweek I knew the day would come when it would become prohibitively expensive and I would be relegated to a digital version. Although grumpy I was willing to go along with us because I understand the financial realities. But when the new app was released a week ago it was not only very confusing it simply does not work on my phone. I have a Samsung Note 3 running Android 5.0 and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app at least 2 times and cleaned out the phone's app caches completely. The title screen comes up Bloomberg Businessweek Powered by Maz, and then fails to respond to any input. Customer service is a very poor imitation of Microsoft tech support and there is no tech support. I don't know what's going on up there but if you want to get rid of this Geezer you're doing a good job.
Bloomberg should demand it's money back from the App developer. Thie revised version demnds that I enter my subscriber number, then claims that my subscription has expired: that claim is false, as according to the delivery slips on the hard-copy magazine, my current subscription is valid until January next year. Buck your ideas up!
Usually I don't trust online reviews, but in this case they are certainly nonbiased. This is truly an Alpha version. I as well can not subscribe, after reading the reviews I really didn't want to give it access to my photos or face book in fact. I will come back later...until then Business week remains a great print mag.
New Update Stinks!! It was fine before. Now it insists my subscription has expired, when I have two more years! Called and spoke to someone for over a half hour but he wanted me to change so many things on my phone I hung up. It is not a fault with my phone---it is a fault with the app. Fix it!!!
App never worked. Stuck on opening screen and never loaded. Now can't find older version of app, so can't use anymore. Pretty bad testing - too many other choices to not work out issues before releasing. Moving on to another business news app. Too bad.
• New redesign for a simplified and better in-app experience
• New daily feed (BW IQ) to catch up every day with curated stories
• Snipping tool to share your favorite quotes and images from the articles
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