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Buggy and Frustrating
This is the first app I open to check political news every day. But it is HuffPost that make me choose it first—NOT the performance of the app. No matter the number of updates, I have given up on having a pleasant experience with this app. It is always buggy; open an article and sit and wait for it to load, then wait again to move down the page. Be carful when scrolling, because there are so many links you will find it difficult to find a place to scroll from without being taken to another page because you touched a link. Oh yeah—those respond really fast, unlike the link to the article you wanted to read. Once you have touched that link mistakenly, you are in for a real treat—waiting and waiting and waiting for it to load so you can hit the “back” button and wait some more. More often than not, the back button is so unresponsive that it takes several times to get it to work, and since it has now caught up, it takes you back to the home page of the app, where you get to start all over! I generally end up giving up at that point and going somewhere else. Too bad, but since I really like HuffPost political news, I will stupidly try again later. Or maybe I will find another app that doesn’t frustrate me nearly every time I use it.
** update 10/26
Updated app today- links don’t appear to be sensitive anymore. Thanks for the fix. Back to 5 stars unless change happens
This is pretty ridiculous at this point. I understand the updates to IOS can mess with an app- but this is a completely useless app at this point. And the fact that such a large company has not fixed this is getting to the point where I’m not willing to use the app anymore. I changed my touch accommodations- adding more and more and more time to the touch duration, messing with the settings and you know what it fixed? Nothing. Literally nothing. And no other app on my phone does anything like this. Literally none. Fix the app. Honestly there just isn’t an excuse to blame the IOS and tell people to change their settings when it’s only happening to THIS app. Super disappointed. No need to copy and paste your answer to everyone else here. I don’t need your IRONICALLY unlinkable links about settings you guys keep copying and pasting. Face palm to this entire thing.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for letting us know.
Waaaay too sensitive with iOS 13
Apple is claiming that this is an app specific problem with the new iOS, so I’m posting about it here as instructed on the Apple website.
It is virtually impossible to scroll through stories on the app without the slightest touch on a hyperlink causing a new window to open, be it internal links in the article text, ads, or author credits. The density of links on the page makes it very difficult to scroll through an entire story without hitting one or two of them. This was not an issue until the latest update and I’ve been using this app for years across multiple devices.
Update - I’m looking at the HuffPost boilerplate response to this problem and it references a post on the Apple help site that specifically states that it’s an app specific problem, directly contradicting the huffpost position that it can be fixed by adjusting touch sensitivity settings. In fact, the post referenced makes zero mention of changing those settings and provides no instruction on how to do so.
Developer Response ,
Hello there, thank you for your interest in HuffPost. I'm sorry for the inconvenience you are having with extra-sensitive links in the app. This issue is related to release of iOS 13 (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250671997), and as per Apple guidelines, can be improved by adjusting the touch settings on your device, as described below. Regardless, the team is working on a new version of the app that we plan to release next week that should remedy the problem. Please check the App Store or turn on automatic updates to ensure you get the new version as soon as it's available for download. Thanks! Troubleshooting tips: Get help with the display on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (https://support.apple.com/HT201406) Use Touch Accommodations with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (https://support.apple.com/HT205269)
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