Review from A Google User
Decent App for a So-so newspaper Works on the original Asus Transformer TF101 but only in portrait. It also won't rotate to landscape. Nice first try attempt. I hope it will continue to improve from a company that is way late to the non-(physical)paper medium.
"Home News" is appreciated After being an "Air Force brat" my first 9 years, my mom and I returned to her family farm in Greene County when we lost my dad. After high school, I attended NC State and was one of the first 90 coeds EVER to live on campus in Wautaga dorm in 1964. In 1969, I married another State grad and we moved to Houston in the late 70's to be part of the space program. We've been here ever since. I read the "News & 'Disturber'" every day, just as I did for the 8+ years I lived there.
I was always a big fan of the N&O as a former resident of Raleigh. I downloaded their app and much to my surprise and disappointment, I was blocked after 2 wks. Apparently, I will continue to be blocked unless I pay $12.99 a mo.(with the 1st mo.@1.99. Gee! Thanks!), or pay $99.99 for a yr. No where in the description of their app does the N&O state the limited viewing you will experience before being asked for money. No longer a N&O fan. Shameful. It is now Dec. and app is even worse!
Disappointing Slow response, signed onto main page and got a banner telling me I was the "lucky Mobi winner of the day" of a $1000 gift card then app just went ahead to other pages and wouldn't respond. What a POS!!! I can't believe I want to still read this rag that bad in the first place.
Unstable, slow This app is so much about delivering ads that it makes it truly difficult to read the news. I'm paying for this?
The app does not make you aware of a limit to viewing articles for free. After the limit of 55 articles is reached, you are then blocked and asked to pay 12.99/mo or 99/year for a subscription. That's insanely expensive for what the app offers.
Good content Good coverage of NC. Ads can be irritating, but they have to generate revenue somehow.
- Video live streaming support added for stories
- Proper thumbnail image now being used for stories with galleries and live streaming videos
- Banner ads and web links now properly opening in-app browser
- Loading content on webviews now displaying immediately
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