Not Politically Neutral I was hoping this app would be politically neutral, however it appears the editors based on their writings are significantly left of center. If I wanted to hear right or left wing news, I have plenty of better choices for either. I am disappointed they do not just report the news. Last, the limited number of free articles is an annoying.
Auto opens Market apps--some leading to malware. One of the recent updates has Newsbeat auto launch your Play Store and go to one of their affiliates like Uber. Annoying, but I can close it. But recently it tried to auto launch into an infected market link which was malware-ridden. Uninstalling and never using it again.
What's wrong with Newsbeat? I've got some serious concerns about your app. It seems like everytime I open the app the first story starts and then it's cut short because it has to push the local weather through. often times it will cut other stories short because it starts a new story. I've also noticed when you click an icon in the pop-up notification on your phone to choose the story often times it does not go to that story. I hate to say it but your app needs an awful lot of work. Has this stuff ever been addressed before?
It's an ok app I have freezing issues and sometimes it just will not load or start ( spinning loading wheel forever). My biggest issue is that it will skip through to the next story when it's about 1/4 through the current story. This doesn't happen all the time, but often enough to be frustrating. Edit: After the latest update rolled out, most of my issues with the app have been fixed. However it still just randomly skips news stories. Only gets thru reading the title.
Update 4-6-16 - Somehow, in the last two years this app has gotten worse. Unusable due to issues loading stories, crashing randomly, etc. Pretty sweet idea, but here are my suggestions: -I've gotten a lot of "repeat" stories. Eliminate those. -After typing in about 50 interests in "My Topics", I have yet to hear a story for almost all of them; I only seem to get news from "My Sections" -Allow skipping stories via bluetooth, just like I'd do with spotify or pandora. I don't want to have to get my phone out or open the app while I'm driving. -The traffic updates are pretty useless -My twitter feed is chock full of articles that I would LOVE for newsbeat to read for me. Is there any way newsbeat could scan my twitter for articles and add those to my article queue?
We are listening to your feedback around stability and freezing issues, and fixed quite a few of the issues.
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