Download the Gold Coast Bulletin’s new app for iPhone and iPad today!
The Gold Coast Bulletin app delivers award-winning coverage of breaking news, politics, crime, business and opinion, NRL and other major sports, plus the digital replica of the printed paper and much more. It’s the best way to never miss the stories that matter on the Gold Coast and it’s all right at your fingertips.
Key features include:
Live and latest news – Get the news as it breaks 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
My News – Your own personal news feed. Tailor your news to get straight to the topics that matter to you
Today’s Paper – Read the paper anytime, anywhere with the digital replica of the paper, as it’s printed
Notifications – Be the first to know when big stories break with instant news alerts
Live Sport Scores – Stay on the ball with AFL and NRL live sport scores and expert analysis
Share – Join the conversation and share your favourite stories via Facebook, Twitter or email
Daily puzzles – With new crosswords and Sudoku puzzles every day, there’s always something to keep your mind active
The Gold Coast Bulletin app for iPhone and iPad is free to download and enjoy, however to access more simply subscribe for Member-only access.
Member-only access gives you full digital access to thousands of subscriber only stories, the digital replica of the paper, puzzles, comics and more of what you love.
Subscription is easy, either:
1) Subscribe through the app (via iTunes) to start your 30-day FREE trial; then subscriptions will automatically renew to $25.99 per month.
The subscription period will automatically renew unless turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchases a subscription. Your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account for renewal within 24-hours to the end of the current period, with the subscription price of $25.99 per month. You can manage your subscription any time from your iTunes account settings, this includes renewal options and cancellations.
2) Log in with an existing Gold Coast Bulletin+ Membership
Please note: This app supports iOS 9 and above.
Please note: This app features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research or audience ratings services. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Version 7.25: bug report + OK app + how to make it better
NOTE: this review is about the subscribed version.
BUGS: The "Enable auto download" option, when activated, fails to download all the sections. Please fix.
Great layout that’s clean and pleasing to the eye.
The “Best Of Gold Coast” section is terrific, with plenty of positive stories.
Works great in portrait and landscape, which not all news apps do.
The coloured cross indicates when a story is for subscribers only - although it would’ve been nice to explain this when first using the app.
HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER:
Add a search function - it should be standard on all news apps.
Settings should have its own button, instead of being hidden away near the bottom of the “All sections” tab.
The comments section is a joke - replace it with a third-party service, like Disqus.
Add more subscriber options - what if someone only wants to read the current edition, or only weekdays, or only the Saturday edition? The monthly payments should reflect these preferences.
Tapping the “My news” tab should make the page scroll to the top. This is a common function on apps.
Add an "auto-delete downloads never" option, for those of us who want to keep editions.
When tapping on the search icon, put the cursor in the search bar so that we can type straight away.
Get rid of the “__ m/h ago” from recent headlines - change it to the date-and-time that it was posted instead, so that there’s no confusion.
Stop all videos from auto-playing, we know how to press play.
Get rid of the related videos at the top of some articles, it’s confusing. Put the videos at the bottom of the articles, under “Related stories.”
CONCLUSION: an OK app, with plenty of room for improvement. If you liked this review, please long-press it and mark it as “helpful.”
App crashes on startup
App hasn’t worked for some time and crashes as soon as picture comes up
App needs work
It will only download on Wifi which is problematic when out and about. They have a pop up suggestion to fix this but it doesn’t.
It would be better value if you also had access to the other “papers” owned by this company as on some the days the content is really thin.
No Details Provided
The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- News Digital Media
- 165 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © News Pty Limited
- In-App Purchases
- Gold Coast Bulletin $29.99
- Gold Coast Bulletin Weekly Subscription $3.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.