Was OK, now really AWFUL I pay for this paper. It's not free yet the performance of this app is awful. Stops, pauses, freezes, crashes, jittery scrolling. Awful awful awful. And even worse as it is from possibly the finest newspaper in Britain. A paper that prides itself on innovation (think Times New Roman) yet is now seriously letting down their PAYING customers. Sort it out.
It is functional, if randomly rather slow and unresponsive. Other than the downloader getting stuck and there being no apparent way to auto-download the current edition/newspaper so it's ready for you in the morning (tho' the code has been updated in this release apparently so we'll see what changes it brings), my biggest complaint in terms of functionality is that the back key/softkey takes you back to the front page rather than the previous page (in contravention of standard Android practice). This is especially annoying when trying to look at the stories linked from the 3 "Best of news/world/sport" pages at the start of the edition as to get back here after clicking on a single story, you have to go back via the front page and then swipe back to the relevant page. Arggh! The same issue with the back button occurs when trying to escape from a video or sub site - as the app's response can be quite slow, you can end up pressing the back key too many times, wondering if it has registered, and rather than going back one page in the edition/newspaper this ends up taking you back to the front page. Many swipes later you're back at the story you were reading. Double arggh!
I subscribed a week ago and was naturally worried about the app's performance. However, I've had no problems, works very well on my 2013 Nexus 7. Hope it continues to work well!
Cant share All was ok but with this update, when i try to share an article to email i get a message saying i can "no longer share this article". Is anyone else seeing this?
. New version seems OK so far. Time will tell.
No one is listening I submit about 3 or 4 crash reports daily. I've reported the issue of app freezing or becoming unresponsive via web chat with Times employees. I was told it must be an issue with my device as nobody else was seeing this problem. Next time I'll ask them to look at these reviews.
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