Some issues It says that I am subscribed but how do I access the issues?! If I click the cover then I only get the cover. If I click the "Buy for 99 cents" button then it gives me an error message and says that it is processing my request but nothing happens. Also this "buy for 99 cents" button makes no whatsoever because it says on the same page that I am subscribed and that issues are supposed to be free for subscribers?! What's the point of being subscribed if I can't access the issues?
Love the magazine but the app is extremely unstable I am running this on the latest version of Android 5, using an HTC one, and it's incredibly frustrating -- I love the New Yorker, I think it's some of the best long-form journalism in the English language, but the app not only doesn't function but regularly crashes Google Play and sometimes my entire phone. In fact it's doing so right now. The problem usually arises when I try to download issues to read offline -- but this is nearly always what I want to do because the main time I read magazines on my phone is on the subway. This is the New Yorker, after all -- most of us do a lot of our reading underground!! PLEASE MAKE THIS APP NOT SUCK I REALLY WANT TO READ YOUR MAGAZINE WITHOUT GOING THROUGH HELL EVERY TIME I WANT TO DOWNLOAD AN ISSUE
Love magazine. E-mag? Not so much Not remembering where you are in a long article (which after all, is common in NYer), no way to bookmark or annotate, etc - all these things remind me why paper is good. I should point out: Google support says this magazine is implemented by the publisher in a way that prevents these things - these are not limitations in the Newsstand app. There are a # of things I really like about the magazine implementation - but some things I really dislike.
Good app experience One of the few magazines I've tried so far in the Play store which actually makes use of the application to make things more readable - reformatting content to comfortably fit the screen without horizontal scrolling, on a variety of devices (phone, tablet, etc.). I've tried a few other magazines in the store and found most of them contained only full-page images mirroring the print version, so you'd need to zoom in and scroll around to read text on the pages. A few others (like Pop Sci) offer special "text views" for some of the content, which is a little better than full-page only, but the New Yorker app experience is a huge step above that.
Fantastic Reading and Interactive Experience I just installed my first issue on both my Nexus 7 and Nexus 4, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the reading experience is optimized for each differently-sized screen. If you've already become familiar reading magazines on your device, this takes some getting used to: swiping left to right does NOT change pages, but jumps from story to story, while each story loads as one long scrollable "page" that is navigated by swiping up and down. It's a little disorienting at first, but the adjustment goes really quickly (and actually makes much more sense when reading on a phone). I hope, though, a representative from New Yorker can answer this question: does subscribing to this Google Play version offer the same online archive access as the Kindle subscription? I have the latter, and would prefer switching to this version, but do not want to lose my archive access! Anyone know?
Great, but... Almost everything about this magazine is great. The controls and the interactivity are just the way they're meant to be, and the content is right up there with the best. The only thing that makes me not give a 5-star rating is the fact that the magazine is presented in the 4:3 format of the iPad, so you have these annoying black bars at the top and bottom of each page. Almost all android tablets are 16:10. Please optimize for this layout. I wanna use all my screen real estate. Please optimize your magazine for the users you're selling it to.