Great News App - 1 Big Bug Sometimes app starts playing audio/video? without being asked, and then again after the app is closed. Have to close it, open it again and close it again to make it stop playing back as the source is not apparent or even, by my best reckoning, even activated. Since I work in quiet environs sometimes, this is a deal breaker for me. Otherwise, the app is functionally all that I could ever ask for.
Turn off background data in settings So I downloaded the app as it gives a different perspective to other news apps. Had a shock however when it used all my data overnight because I hadn't turned background data off in the app. None of my other apps have even come close to using the same data in a month let alone overnight. Very very poor. Going to have to buy extra data now to use for the rest of the month.
Needs just a little customization Hi, I'd like to rate it 5 stars, because you do well, but this App needs improvement before it's 5 stars. 2 things - 1) a "show notifications" toggle button, because right now, it forces notifications, and 2) a "send usage" toggle button, because I assume you take diagnostics, which should be optional. Love the app, and love you guys.
A very poor app with good content Can't turn off notifications. Layout cuts out pictures and words, so you don't see full headlines. Navigation is not intuitive. Data hog. This app needs a lot of work, it's nowhere near as good as BBC or the Guardian or many others. Uninstalling, even though I'd like to have access to Al Jazeera content.
Doesn't support Android 6+ permissions Fails to implement and target the largest Android OS and in doing so it gets location and contacts permissions on install. I do not recommend installing until proper permissions support for Android 6+ are implemented for your privacy and control to be asked in context only when needed!
Auto streaming in the background I did not have Al Jazeera app open. Yet, it automatically turns itself on while I was using my phone or listening to music. This has to be fixed IMMEDIATELY or else it's wasting data and will uninstall until it's fixed. Mostly won't reinstall anytime soon.
- Minor bug fixes and stability improvements