A lot to be desired, unfortunately. Its basically the magazine in app. The organization of articles is ok. No intelligent scrolling or hierarchy (when there is a natural one) If I go back out of the article it's easy to lose where in the magazine you were and have to scroll a bunch to get to the correct spot. I cant save articles either (there should be a master list of articles you've saved or bookmarked and this should love out of the 'magazine'). Impressive they have audio, but player needs a lot to be desired (place in article), integration to play audio on other devices.
Buggy, and the bluetooth integration is half baked. The "next track" buttons on my steering wheel do not move the playback to the next article, the way they do in google music, or any other player app. The car radio does not display the name of the currently playing article, the way it does for any other player app. If playback is paused, with the app in the background, and an e-mail comes in, or other sound notification is fired, the playback of the economist will resume! I should be able to start listening to an article after download has started, or at most after the first article has arrived. It makes no sense to require me to download the entire edition to start listening. I think you could do better..
UPDATE: Download issue has been fixed, I'm delighted with the response. Haven't noticed the sleep issue, maybe that is fixed too. Thank you. If my phone sleeps while reading, it can't wake up again. But the last update has a new bug: it doesn't show new issues. I had to reinstall to get last week's, and it seems the same this week.
App was good to start with but is now freezing all the time. Logo screen for the Economist loads and then slides away to a black screen (rather than reveal the magazine covers) and freezes. Most of the time need to force it shut to get out of the app. Rubbish.
The app is great! It makes it easy to always have the Economist with me and being able to listen to the articles allows me to stay up to date. Unfortunately the job posting section regularly crashes and requires me to uninstall/reinstall the app to make it functional again.
New version has dramatically reduced the comfort of reading. Ugly typo, no pagination, night mode way too bright... And nothing can be changed! Come on, this is not The Economist way of doing things
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