Review from A Google User
Works, but wrong tool for the job I now have three ways to read the Globe electronically: the GlobeReader on my PC, the Globe online on my tablet (using a browser), and now this Boston Globe Android app. The app is by far the clunkiest and least friendly of the three. The problem is, it's giving (apparently) an exact image of the printed page. And that's no way to read the paper on a small screen, even on a 10" tablet. The designers of the Globe Reader recognized this, and that's why it's right now the best way to read the paper electronically. So please, Globe crew, give us an Android version of the Globe Reader, so that we can read the paper in a form that's suited to small devices. Note also that this app is a memory hog. When I downloaded today's Sunday Globe, it told me I was downloading 1+ GB. How long is that sustainable? Not very. I doubt that I'll keep this app. Until a Globe Reader app comes along, I'll make do with Globe Online in a browser when I want to read on my tablet.
Buggy, unreliable Buggy, slow, and recently increasingly unreliable. I am confident that better performance is possible if sufficient talent and attention is brought to bear. The error-free NYTimes app is an example I am familiar with. Presently the Boston Globe e-paper is not an acceptable alternative to hard copy if you care to be up to date and informed. And sure enough, recent upgrade to lollipop galaxy tab s completely breaks this app with device authorization failure. What is wrong with you people?
App will make purchases w/out warning Overall app is fine with me. Beware, I copied the text on an article and now I've been charged. I didn't see any place which said that would occur. The app did not provide a warning pop up that a charge would occur either.
Can't even log in. Customer service said it was fixed but apparently not. Edit 1/29/15: still broken, complained again to the support team.
Unstable, poor formatting, broken links The app stops working frequently and must be restarted. Words and paragraphs are broken in odd places. Links to continuations of articles don't always work. Daily comics are sometimes in color and sometimes not. Articles that span facing pages do not display properly. In short, this app makes the Globe look bad and should be fixed or replaced ASAP.
Only works sometimes The delivery guy used to be hit or miss. So I buy a digital subscription. What could go wrong? Well they seem to have a lot as trouble keeping the bugs out of this app.
Doesn't work Having the same device authorization issues that others are having.
Audio feature enabled
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