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.
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.
Great app for news and often the first to report certain events. My one peeve is that when I click on push notifications I want to open, it'll bring a smaller box up asking if I want to open or dismiss. When I click open it doesn't bring me to the article, just the main page. Then I have to scour other news articles to find the one I wanted to open. It's a bit annoying as other news apps handle this function fine. If this is fixed then this would be a five star app. App is stable and works fine otherwise. Interface is clean and easy to navigate. I'm using it on an LG V10.
The app is good. But, I am having a problem getting local news feed settings save on the app. Also, I don't like timeline gaps the features pages. It seems the feed doesn't refreshes often enough. I normally still receive week old news after I read it. That purges the more recent stories.
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.
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