Awful Too slow. Seattle Times, get your act together. Aren't there enough techies in this town for you to pay some of them a decent wage to create a good app? If I could give it zero stars, I would.
I've shifted to reading Everett Herald Please go back to the old easy to navigate, quick loading Seattle Times.Until then I have found the Everett Herald has the regional news and is much more user friendly. KIRO7 app is also quick and easy to use for Seattle local. The developer of his Times app is just showing off the cool stuff he/she can do.
Just use the website I love The Times - I buy the paper every day and I am on the website every day. I am very disappointed with this app. Every page I navigate to comes up with a spinning ball saying 'Content loading' and it does not go away unless I click on the page and many items on the page never load. The Times listens to feedback from readers - please revamp this app from top to bottom. You know it's bad when the nameplate of the paper doesn't even load at the top of the page.
Slow, disorganized My paper wasn't here this morning, so I checked the app, thinking it would be a good alternative. Nope. Instead of being organized by section, like the paper, the app only shows top stories and related items. I clicked on local news and got 2 or 3 of today's stories and then yesterday's top stories. On top of that, the pages are slow to load and jammed with ads.
Slow, buggy ST app always takes forever to load, same for individual articles. Mostly a list of old and new stuff and older articles can linger for a long time. Pieces frequently chopped up by multiple advertising blocks. Returning from an article to the overview is always slow. Each time you open the app, it wants to load content to its heart's content until you interrupt it. Each time you exit it, you get a message "app unfortunately stopped, do you want to report that?" Always a crappy experience.
I want to like it... This seemingly fragile little ST app crashes several times daily when going from local news to top stories, etc. I'm using Android HTC One M9 with Marshmallow so it shouldn't be that causing the drop. Great content otherwise.
- Fixed crashes on some Samsung devices
- Other small improvements and fixes.
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