Review from Cameron Panagrosso
It works 3 stars because it works. I want the flashy features and layout that the IOS version has. A 5 star rating is waiting for those changes
No search bar/engine in app I want to watch "We Will Rise" which is the documentation of the stories that inspire First Lady M. Obama's initiative to educate alls girls. I can't readily locate the portrayed, "exclusive" story because there is no way to search for it by any means. REALLY?? Get it together CNN App developers. With love; the search bar should be an initial component of any online/Internet research based interface.
Love? Of course not. I am immediately turned off by any product that asks whether or not I love it. How do you love a news source? You either find it a reliable source and keep watching or you find it lacking and stop watching. CNN is adequate. Like any source of news it should not be your only source. Having said that, the app runs well and has an attractive interface. There are a lot of ads but that is the price paid for not having to pay cash for a subscription.
Poor presentation Understandably CNN does not come from a newspaper background but that is what works best for me, a senior - stories presented as a newspaper article. Easily scrollable (entire article, not an entire page at once), smaller video inserts (less "in your face") and static, non-dynamic ads placed outside the body of text, videos and graphcs of a story. CNN should do a survey of their viewers to determine what demographic most watches/reads their online content and develop their apps accordingly. KISS
Pretty good...but wait... Taking a star away, at least temporarily. When accessing certain articles (not video articles) advertising audio plays (Cirque Du Soleil). I actually have to close the app and swipe away the app in the recents list out of memory to make it stop or it keeps playing. Bizarre! Fix it and I'll return the star. I still consider CNN to be a valuable source for news. The app has improved from a few years ago, and I use it daily. It's come a long way.
Facebook sharing issues Love reading the news on my Samsung Galaxy edge 7..and up til today (12/17/2016) it was easy to share articles to Facebook for others to be informed as well. But now it won't let me share. It says "saved to Facebook. This is the only thing you will see" I found this to be very strange. But could not find a way to report this issue within the app. So I'm posting it here. Please fix and I will rate 5 stars again.
News I love CNN. I check it many many times a day. Actually, that is the only news I watch. I love all the anchors. They are very professional. By watching them for over a year and a half preparing for the election, I felt like they were family. They were always in my livingroom. Now I miss seeing all of them. I am a senior citizen and always interested in whats going on around the world. No, I don't need to get a life, I am just always curious of what is going on. Thank you!!
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