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Fixes a bug that can cause subscribed users to become logged out of the app.
Ratings and Reviews
Blame Gatehouse Media for the problems
Gatehouse Media is the worst thing that ever happened to The Columbus Dispatch. Editorially and journalistically, it’s still a great paper, but both the print and electronic versions have suffered from disastrous technical problems since the acquisition. Add to that the abysmal customer service department—you can’t even call and talk to a representative after noon (!)—and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify continuing my subscription. If it weren’t the only viable source for local news in Columbus (the TV stations’ web coverage is even spottier than their broadcasts), I’d have dropped my subscription long ago.
Horrible App, Bad Stories
I downloaded the app but there was no search feature. First fail. I finally found the article I was looking for. It was utterly useless and misleading as it provided less than nothing. Second fail. I would imagine the paper itself is not doing well. The app alone is not great. But bad material just makes this a total fail on every level. Who puts the title "Stargazing apps can help bring the universe to your smartphone" then tells the reader to go into the Google search engine and do a search on "stargazing apps". I'm an astronomer and know this isn't even helpful advice to the average person. The rest of the article was no better. The writer was beyond lazy.
But I give this app four stars because it has no search feature, no Science section, no ability to comment on articles, and overall a very crappy app.
Like reading in a paper in a windstorm
I’m not sure what is wrong with this app that constantly causes content to jump around while scrolling through headlines. One second you see a story only to be whipped far down the screen. This leaves the user scrolling back up to find there previous place. Based upon my experience and other reviews, it seems that it’s time to hire a new developer.
- GateHouse Media, Inc.
- 49.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- Subscription $7.99
- Subscription $39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.