It really is rubbish. I'm a subscriber, but I think they only use it to promote the much better print edition. Crippled with adverts for subscribers and unavailable content (unless you're a premium subscriber), including articles from regular correspondents such as the Economics Editor. Search is unusable, comments often can't be loaded. Navigation is terrible. The purchase page doesn't explain how this works. Search suggests articles without regard to date and struggles to find relevant answers. Opens with old articles and doesn't update. Recommends outdated articles. A mess.
Update Nov 2017 - app now stops working once every two weeks. Have to uninstall, reinstall, login, hope for the best. Seriously, you expect more from the FT. September 2017 - It didn't work at all a month ago, clicking to read articles brought up an error, then this week it started working, now it's broken again. Their email support is pretty rubbish. Makes you wonder what I pay my subscription for... 😢
Note 4. We can read and write comments now! Could be faster and could have more videos, but it's really improved! The ultimate luxury would be audio clips of each article like The Economist app. Would be 5 stars with these changes.
Whatever you think of capitalism, the FT is one of the world's great newspapers. (Also, these capitalists are clearly smarter than the ones we have in the US.) The app is a convenient way to read the paper.
Just signed up for your trial. Can't sign in to the app, yet I can sign in on the website. What a disaster. You'd think for the extortion prices you offer the experience would be smooth.
Ok for offline reading. Hugely annoying is that there is no bar on the right indicating where one reads relative to the end of the article.
1. Offline bug fixes.
2. Android 8 enhancements
3. Crash and bug fixes.
4. Notifications enhancements.
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