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Ratings and Reviews
Links are like the Blob!! Take over everything!
I love the CNN app for the most part, but they started this new practice of placing links to other news stories throughout every piece they post. I don’t mind having helpful links to additional information, but this is ridiculous. It is nothing but clickbait! I find it impossible to scroll through a story to read it on my phone without accidentally clicking on other stories at least 5 times throughout the piece. It’s so aggravating that I sometimes leave CNN to read a similar news piece in Politico instead.
Honestly, its a virtual minefield! I’m either accidentally clicking on the ads or the links to other stories. I’ve found that the only way to get through a new piece is to gently touch the very right edge and totally avoid the underlined text, which is very interruptive to one’s comprehension when reading. I don’t mind a link or two, but when you review your analytics, I’m sure you note that those clicked upon stories were only viewed for two seconds. Google algorithms don’t just count clicks; they count times viewed too.
Please stop this annoying practice of adding links to nearly every line. It’s really trashy.
Great app, but constant freezes and crashes
The app’s design and news coverage are great! However, it freezes and then crashes on my devices extremely often. This still happens, even though I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the entire app multiple times. It’s particularly annoying when it makes it impossible to read certain articles or watch certain videos. As an iOS developer myself, I’d bet money that the ad service CNN is using (or the way it’s integrated) is to blame. It seems like when certain ads are loading, they tie up the main thread, so that the UI stops getting updated. The developers could probably address this problem by reconfiguring the ads to load on a background thread. If that doesn’t solve it, they may need to switch to a different ad provider or service altogether.
Once again, I’m very happy with the app’s design and news quality—just disappointed that the app crashes so frequently. It’s been this way for years, and I keep hoping it will improve, but so far I’ve been disappointed.
Feedback for better performance
The app itself is done well. No bugs or glitches that I have come across.
The two major complaints I have come from the articles themselves. Many stories are video only which I understand as it being a television network application. But not all of us have the ability to watch a video to get the news. It would be great if there was an actual article along with the video for those of us unable to view. I have found myself leave the app to go to another source to get the story due to not being able to watch the video.
The second issue I have is with the “breaking news” alerts that pop up on my phone. I remember when breaking news was important information that needed to break into a regular broadcast to give viewers the information. The amount of breaking news is ridiculous as not everything is that important. Please get back to marking stories as breaking news when they are truly urgent/important and not every time an article gets posted.
- CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
- 137.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2019 CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
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