Not an improvement 1. I am still trying to figure out which app the Phildelphia Inquirer was going to discontinue on April 28, 2014. This new app was supposed to be the new improved, replica edition. 2. It has two serious problems. a. You cannot zoom - at all. Not possible. b. It continually wakes up my tablet and runs down the battery. Apparently Google Play has to run continuously for this app to work - no idea why. 3. Press Reader is vastly more preferable. It can ZOOM! and it does not run when I don't need it to.
Do not bother with this app on Android. If you need a newspaper on your Android device, and you want to be able to access it offline, look elsewhere. PNI is clueless and there do not appear to be any plans to make the app viable on Android. Ipad version works. As for me, I'm likely to cancel my Inquirer subscription altogether at this point, after 6 years of struggling with institutionalized mediocrity going all the way back to their first "tablet" more than 5 years ago.
Terrible on latest version It often doesn't load or takes long time to load. When power goes off on tablet while in article, it comes back up with a blank screen with the word close at top forcing me to close out of app, go back in and navigate back to same article. Downloading to PDF not working at all and previous method allowed parts already viewed to be seen off line without downloading full paper. More difficult to navigate to sections and see as paper to read full articles than before. now have to log in with account and password daily and app flashes to login screen everytime it is powered back on. Some parts of update are nice but not enough to overcome huge frustration with paper not loading every time I power back on. Running on Samsung Tab S.
Easy and readable No need to wait for download before reading, and everything is large enough to read without changing the size, even the comics. Very stable. Has tabs to move between sections and you can choose articles from a list or page view. Much better than Press Reader.
New update not as good as the old I loved the older app on my Android. I could download the paper and read it on the train without using data. New version has too many problems: i have to sign in again when it opens, it doesn't download offline on the Android (and when it does on IOS it's a PDF not the dynamic view of before), it freezes after viewing an article and has to be restarted. Please bring back the older version!
Not working with Android 5.0 When you download the paper for offline use, you only get about the first 20-22 pages for offline viewing. The remaining pages are blank. I reported the problem to the Inquirer 4 times in the last 2 months, but no fix has been forthcoming.
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