The brand-new East Bay Times mobile app is the most comprehensive, accurate, and content-rich source of local news for the communities of central Contra Costa County, California.
Here are just a few of the many features of our new app:
• Improved push notifications for Breaking News
• Attractive layout for ease of use
• Convenient sharing capabilities
• Frequent updates to ensure the latest news is always at your disposal
This release includes bug fixes, and optimizations.
• Fix for push notification opening a previous article.
• Adjusted push notification system to more often open pushes inside of the app.
• Updated Images to be completetly displayed.
Ratings and Reviews
Such a disappointment
I have two basic complaints. One, there is no easy way to search for a particular article. Why can’t this site have a search box in a prominent display area like so many other newspapers. Secondly, the fonts are especially tiny on the first page. The fonts are fine, however, when reading the actual article.
No search, only some previous day’s content
I love the content you have.
Sometimes when I tap on an alert from the app to see the relevant article, the app shows me a more recent and unrelated article. Sometimes the article in the alert just isn’t to be found.
There is no obvious way to search. The search on your website is indexed poorly, but at least there is one.
Previous days’ articles, political cartoons, etc. are only sometimes available through the app.
Thinking of the web site: I have to reset my password every time I use it, despite always using the same password. I suppose using the same password keeps the app from having trouble or a sign in when I launch it, but any password reset should require reauthentication of the app (or any other way to get to my account), even if it is the same password.
Has no search function!!
Developers boast that in the new version (7.3) you can embed a “Scribble live post,” whatever that means, but God forbid you need to search for a headline that you saw in the print edition so that you can have a link to forward to a friend. There appears to be no search tool whatsoever. What kind of a text-based news app doesn’t have a search tool? A very lame one.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.