Review from William Brakebill
While I enjoy the articles, lately there seems to be an issue with them scrolling randomly, either jumping back to the top of the page, or further down the article towards the comments. It is a frequent enough occurrence that it makes the articles unreadable.
I've been a huge fan of Cracked for at least 10 years now, and I love the new design of the app. My only complaint is that since the last update, Photoplasty articles will not load. *Update* Photoplasty has been fixed. However, now the ads are out of control. They slow down the app and continue to load which results in the content of the article being scrolled continuously down. This makes the app virtually unusable.
Again and again, I think the next update will fix it. Instead, every update makes it worse. NOT ONE ARTICLE is readable. Either everything flickers enough to give you seizures, or it only shows half of the article, or GIFs freeze and crash the app, or it messes up your whole phone. Every article, every time. I wish they'd scrap this and start over, because I love Cracked, so much.
Aside from the frequent unreadable articles, app-crashing glitches, and rampant ads, this app likes to use it's network permissions to cut off WiFi and force you to use your data plan, even when your WiFi connection is perfectly stable. Edit: It never fails, after each update, more and more of the articles are broken and unreadable. I'd estimate that less than 30% are still readable.
The app (on my nexus 5 running lollipop) very frequently just freezes/stops responding. It forces my to go back to the home page and scroll all the way back down the article, only to freeze again. Other than that, perfectly fine
Cracked is awesome and I love the content but it's pretty annoying when I'm using the app to read an article and it keeps randomly scrolling back up to the top of the page. This happened 8 times while reading a single page. Please fix this. Otherwise, keep doing what you're doing.
It used to be that the articles would fail to load, but recently (the past month or two) I haven't had any problems (on a Samsung S7, Android 7.0). Great app, very comfortable way to access all the great content from Cracked.
Minor bug fix.
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