Recent upgrade seems fine with notifications
Previous major problems are now fixed, though it still fails occasionally. The following offline improvements are very desirable: 1. Not overlaying white headline text on article text 2. Remembering that it was in "offline" mode last time and re-loading with that screen showing, instead of trying and failing to load live screen 3. Automatically downloading offline content while looking at live screen (or, optionally, retrieving offline content even without loading the app) 4. Remembering selected text size between sessions 5. Optionally downloading images for offline reading 6. Having some facility to mark or hide previously-read articles (whether offline or live)
Note: this review is of the app, not the service. Summer 2017 update fixed the app being unusable. It is now usable. Previous review: After being updated to WorldView branding this app is unusable. I can see article titles but if I click on them All I can do is view the article cover image. Article never loads.
Edit #2: Since the June 20 update, many of the issues have been fixed. It definitely runs a lot more smoothly, with no crashes. Updates of news work well too and there seem to be more daily news pieces and research reports. I don't know if the quantity increased or if the previous version had a filter on that prevented me seeing certain news. Only issue, albeit a minor one, is that in the offline version, the text for the header image still appears even if the image doesn't. The image text ends up being overlaid on on the rest of the article instead. It can be a bit annoying but not a deal breaker. Changed review to 4 stars.
Needs to align with the desktop version as far as "saved content" goes. Push notifications would good too.
As others have pointed out, this used to be a very useful app. However it now crashes constantly, even when the app hasn't been loaded! (Must be a background process?) The headlines appear, with a picture, but the articles do not load when the headlines are tapped. Completely useless. I've sent details of crash reports multiple times - running on LG G4 Android 6.0.
Offline Reading: Title should appear at the top of the article and not in the middle.
Offline: Should not get a pop up about your offline status while in Offline Reading area.
Offline: The offline refresh has been improved, more improvements to follow.
Themes and Regions will now replace the title bar when so that you know which filter you have chosen.
Notifications have been added, get notified when important new content has been created.