Much much much improved 3 requested changes. One, Label shareable versus subscriber only articles so I'm not baiting friends and family. Two, change the link color. Red is difficult to see in night mode. Three, enable an option to immediately return to what you were reading when opening the app. Cheers.
Cannot access Can access content on the website but not the app. Not sure whether it's a technical glitch or a disjointed subscription offer, but reading other reviews I fear it's both. Love the magazine but wanted to go digital for obvious environmental reasons. Why wouldn't NS encourage this by offering a streamlined digital subscription service?
Crashes Just loaded the app on my new tablet and can't get it to stop crashing before it even gets the issue selection page open. I have deleated and redownloaded multiple times with no change in behavior.
Poor layout New Scientist provides excellent articles but the app is terrible. The magazine is hard to navigate, the carousel cannot be zoomed so it is hard to use on a phone (ok on tablet) and the text size can't be zoomed which makes reading hard on any device. Also my account could not be activated via an android phone; activation required an email, New Scientist responded quickly to let me know it would be sorted in 24 hrs (and it did take this long)
No access to my subscription A day after subscribing & following all the emailed instructions I still don't have either a password or a subscription ref to access the content I've paid for. With apps and the purchase of online content it's usual to get access as soon as you've paid. I note others have had similar issues.
A good magazine, a poor app. Content as always is enlightening and generally well written, however the app looks dated and is poorly laid out in comparison to other Paid Content apps. I generally prefer to wait for my Print copy to come through the post, which says something, as almost all of my other Paid Content is happily consumed on tablet.
New Scientist for Android delivers weekly issues of New Scientist including in-depth features and the much-loved Feedback and Last word sections. The app includes free sample issues to read. Single issues are available to purchase or you can subscribe to receive them all. This latest release includes general bug fixes and requires fewer permissions upon install. To read only news for free, visit newscientist.com or the Google News app.
Science news beyond the headlines from the California Academy of Sciences.