Frankly shockingly bad. Clear examples of problems given to support teams who refused to fix. Paid service? I'd be embarrassed to work on this app. Edit: Issues persist on 6.01.
The app gets worse and News Corp passes your email address to The Sun! 18 Jan 2018: promised improvement in auto download is non-existent. 3 Jan 2018: to all of you having problems with this app, Times support advise: "this may be an issue with the device you are using". Strange, some of the issues didn't exist before the 12 Dec update of the app. I had a similar response from them a few years ago so cancelled subscription for a while. Not sure I'll come back this time. Update of 12 Dec 2017 breaks a few things. It tells you in the morning that the latest edition has been downloaded but it hasn't. It loses its place within an edition so that if the app gets closed when you go back into it it is at the front page of the latest edition, or sometimes if you're lucky the front page of the edition you were reading. Then there are the ongoing problems which have never been fixed: inappropriate hyphenation at the bottom of columns and crossword typing being unresponsive, lack of access to readers' comments. Along with the deteriorating journalism and blatant promotion of employee's books and TV shows, this all makes me think it's time to move on.
Only 3 stars because with my Android tablet I cannot get Soduko in Mind games. My aged iPad doesn't have this problem. Also The Times is becoming too much like a red top tabloid with excess sensationalised politics and not enough reporting of hard news overseas.
Won't let me in. I have a Sunday print subscription, confirmation email stated it includes access to the tablet app, but get an error "your current pack does not give you access to this edition" whenever the app opens. Works fine on my phone (Pixel)
The crossword input has always been erratic in that letters are sometimes accepted but often nothing happens. This has been going on for a very long time and recently previous days letters appear in the grid meaning a reset has to be done. Otherwise it seems to work reasonably well. I had been invited to join a beta testing group, but that seems to have been abandoned, without the courtesy of telling anyone.... Dec 2017, just love the new version of polygon puzzle in the app, showing the words you have entered as black on black is truly inspired!
Just changed to the Android version on my tablet. Works better than the ipad version. I just get on the train, open the app and there is my paper ready to read, having downloaded overnight. Personally I love the fact this feels like reading the print edition. Maybe I'm old skool!
- Improvements to auto downloading
- Fixes issue with login not accepting all valid domains
- Bug fixes
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