* Performance Enhancements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
It works but not happy
Update: I find the updated up to be stable but there are still problems. First, when I respond to a notification about an article I’d like to read, I’m only taken to the app, not to the specific article referenced in the notification. So now I have to search for it? Which brings me to my second complaint: there is no search function.
Why is it so hard for the HC to build a decent app to read the news?
I initially rated this app one star but it’s finally been fixed. No more problems for me. The app opens right away on my iPad mini 4 and has not crashed once since the update. I can now reliably read the paper. Thank you.
Developer Response ,
We apologize for the issues you are experiencing. Some readers have reported issues after updating the app to the latest version from a previous version. In several cases, deleting the app and reinstalling the app resolved the issues. Please give that a try and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you continue to experience issues.
Hate the new app
This app just keeps getting worse and worse. The majority of the stories are days old and it never contains the latest news. For example, yesterday’s paper had nothing about the government shutdown while it was the main headline on the print edition. There were several front page stories yesterday in the print edition that were nowhere to be found in the app edition. This morning, the same thing until scrolling down to the bottom where there is a section called “Latest News” that had some of the stories from the headlines of the print edition. But why would this be put down at the bottom instead of what you see when you open the app? I assume these newspaper apps are trying to make things as simple and cheap as possible on their end, but it is not helping the consumer. I subscribe to the e-print version. My husband relies on the app. I tell him that he is constantly in the dark as the app is always old news.
How to add only e-paper app to IPad desktop
I dislike the full Houston Chronicle I-Pad app. It looks like a computer info page rather than a newspaper.
The e-paper looks Like a newspaper but I can’t find a way to put an e-paper on the desktop. Looking online I found an item which downloads The e-paper but despite what it said, it did not install it on the desktop for offline reading. When I click the desktop app I get only the computer info page type. Frustrating for a major city newspaper.
Currently I am sticking with my Austin newspaper app which is more straight forward & commonsense approach.
- Hearst Newspapers LLC
- 34 MB
Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2015 Hearst Newspapers, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Houston Chronicle for iPad $5.99
- Houston Chronicle for iPad $59.99
- Houston Chronicle $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.