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, optimizations, technical improvements and added additional features including:
• UI/UX changes.
• New navigation.
We want your feedback on the apps! You can now submit feedback directly from the app menu.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Paid experience no different from unpaid
This is a dreadful, clunky app riddled with UX issues. Foremost is the absence of any way to log in. Takeover ads interrupt the experience frequently; I don’t mind inline ads, but why am I served these ads when I pay for the digital edition? (A: Because there’s no login and therefore no way to tag me as a subscriber.) Images are frequently cut off, and any effort to reposition them just breaks the image and/or text.
Ironically, the e-edition - a separate “app” which is nothing more than a searchable PDF - has a login, but was not designed responsively. It’s impossible to read on a mobile device without line-by-line pinching and maneuvering. Fine for desktop, but this cannot be more than a small fraction of users.
I subscribe to the EBT support local journalism, but this app makes it a charitable donation rather than money for services. FAIL.
Where is the ability to search!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.