I've a paid subscription and I have to log in every time I want to read an article. Painful. Response to feedback. Once I'm past the 20 free articles I have to log in to view the next article, and every one after that. Annoyingly once logged in it returns you to the article list rather than the actual article you were trying to access. On an unrelated note, using the Irish times RSS feed, I come across a lot of articles with incorrect headlines.
I used this app to keep in touch with what's going on in Ireland, as I live abroad for recessionary reasons, but it now tells me, since this weekend, that I've no internet access on my tablet, depite all other apps opening and functioning, and therefore it no longer opens. So, it's been rendered useless to me. I've tried deleting and reinstalling it but to no avail. It'll be missed.
Honestly this has just been such a frustrating experience - install, subscribe, sign in. Sign in again. Discover the crosswords are not in the app. Browse to website. Sign in. Find crosswords. Sign in again. Spend 5 minutes mashing the screen until I realise the crosswords will not work on any android device. Look at my 3 android devices and swear. Say sod it and go back to browsing other news sites. I absolutely believe in supporting good independent journalism. It is just a shame their app developers didn't feel the same way. I'll keep my subscription for a few days and hope the user experience is not as dire as it first seems... but for 150quid a year this is abysmal.
Like many others, I'm a keen supporter, not just reader, of the Irish Times, but this app is disappointing and buggy. How frequently do I need to sign out, or uninstall and reinstall?! Please fix this.
App is good, but... One suspects IT will try, yet again, to lure app users into paid subscriptions, which rival media providers do not seek...
Awful frustrating app at the moment. Constantly having to log in all the time and have to do this for each article. I did like this app but due to the current state of it I have cancelled my subscription. Very disappointed.
• Fix for login error "missing required parameter".
• Improved navigation.
• Updated index layout.
• Various minor bug fixes.
• New index layout.
• Bug fix for ad affecting article swipe.
• Layout updates.
• Inclusion of subscriber only content.