Review from Louis O'Brien
Love the new look. HATE that the stock market/oil price/ currency exchange rates are gone!!
It works but just barely. The web Mobile version on a browser is visually better and is about the same speed. Font options are too small with story summaries similarly small and non adjustable. On a phone layout is good. On a tablet it's rediculasly large and difficult to navigate. There are several excellent examples of good app design for news such as the Guardian and the Globe it seems is still trying to reinvent the square wheel.
The latest version of this application is a huge improvement. Very easy to navigate. Intuitive and user friendly. If you'd always liked reading "The Globe" but hated the reading experience on your android device, you can now finally subscribe without reservations. I know I will. If they could only integrate the printed version of the paper into the app like the "Washington Post" does, it would be perfect. Other than that, I highly recommend. Well done!!!
The offline reading is not working, which is critical for my 1/2 hour ride on the subway in the morning. Very disappointing they can't get this right. Also, I can't seem to find the Market Index changes by going to Business or Investing Sections. At this point seriously considering cancelling my subscription....SOOOO not worth it at this point.
The recent update to the app is great. It was long overdue. There are still bugs to work out. The share, text size and save widgets don't reliably come up and search leads to mobile-site pages which are no longer logged in and in which the share buttons don't work. One is still asked to log in while already logged into the app, which is annoying.
Offline reading appears to be broken in the new 5.0 release. This is incredibly frustrating. I very much enjoy reading the Globe and Mail but am no longer table to read the content while offline on my commute. The app crashes whenever trying to access content offline. In addition the approach of curating and saving each specific article before going offline is cumbersome and impractical. The experience of downloading pre-set sections for offline reading on the old app was efficient and effective. It is a shame this capability is no longer present in v5.0 and as a result this undermines the value of a Globe unlimited subscription.
Terrible app. A step backwards from previous G & M app. No market ticker (TSX, DJIA, NASDAQ) on new app. More often than not, hyperlinks to articles are broken. Poor performance of offline reading function.
v5.0 of The Globe and Mail app includes:
- New technology that makes it our best performing and most stable app yet
- New visual design
- Access to all sections and content
- Bookmark articles to read later, or offline
- Change the text size of the articles
- Breaking news notification
- Improved search
- Easy access to our main sections
- Purchase a monthly (w/ 1 month free) or annual (w/ 3 months free) subscription from within the app
- Already a subscriber? Just log in & start reading
Canada News is the application you need to keep always up-to-date.
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