Overall it's a great app but behind the scenes, over the last couple of weeks, someone decided to start sending push notifications for every single story. Baseball, category 1 hurricanes, usually 10+ for any larger event. Probably reinstalling because it won't let me leave my phone alone for more than fifteen minutes before I get pinged again.
I get notifications, but can't always immediately read the story. I like to try to read them later. I find the notifications often don't bring me to that specific article or to an updated version of the article or even to related topics. The notifications often just bring me to the Top News page. I chose the AP for more world views & less biased views, but other aps I have found to be more easily navigated and links remained with the notification.
Content loads much faster now with the latest update! AP has a great reputation for accuracy and objectivity. I used to read Yahoo News (most of which were AP stories anyway), but got fed up with mean/ignorant user comments. This is a wonderful app: quick access to quality news stories and photos in intuitive categories, rapid updates, etc. Fast, clean navigation between stories.
So far I only use the app to read recommended articles via notifications. Notifications however do not take me to the article of the headline and instead take me to the top news feed. Other reviews show other people having the same issue, and it has persisted across multiple updates. Like another reviewer, I like to get to the articles at my convenience, which may be a day later. When this is the case I cannot find the article on the news page or by searching. If I check on a notification right away I can usually find the article on the news page, so for now I just have to get to the articles sooner. I cannot rate the app any higher until this issue is resolved.
I like getting the headlines in short form, and AP delivers with the option of reading the longer, more detailed version, at my convenience. The only downside is when they notify of breaking news it doesn't show when you open the app. You have to scroll down to find it. In all fairness there may be a setting where that could be changed, but I haven't taken the time you look.
In a world where "news" means slanting facts to support somebody's agenda, AP stands above the rest by simply reporting news. Their app is also without flare, thus making it easy to get information. Love it! I hope they don't change what works.
Fixes for AP push notifications
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