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New in this version:
-- Bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Issues with the app
I have been experiencing issues with this app recently. Possibly caused by an update. As far as I can tell, the app now appears to be continuously updating in the background. The battery consumption charts show the background activity of this app is through the roof, accounting for more then 60% of my phones total power consumption. Outdrawing more power then actively used streaming apps based on time used. The streaming apps are only being used for a limited time, as opposed to this app continually being on in the background. Even with background app refresh being turned off, it is still doing things in the background and burning a ton of battery power.
The New Version Is Worse Than The Original
I don't write negative reviews of apps, but in this case I must make an exception. Following the rewrite of this app in mid 2018, it has been much worse to use than before. Now, it is not even possible to click on an image and zoom in on it; videos do not play properly and sometimes even cause the app to forget which page you are on (when an unexpected full-page pop-over ad covers over the top of the player and the article and block everything, which you can only dismiss by clicking on a small X at the top of the advertisement which then loses your context in the app); and also the front page listing of all of the stories is much more long-winded now whereas before it was a nice simple list of headlines which you could easily select.
It's a shame that what could've become a much better app has actually gone from a five star to a three star app in my opinion. I would say try another Hawaii news app (I have gone back to the KITV4app for now) and keep this one on the side in the hopes that it will be improved at some point in the future.
Almost 5 stars - notifications issue
I appreciate all the news and information your app provides. I have one major gripe regarding the app. The notifications for news articles, when clicked to open and read, do not open the article. Sometimes I cannot find the article that caught my attention, especially if I click it immediately after getting the notification. If I wait a few minutes, the article becomes easier to find in the body of the news feed. I don’t believe that is intentionally the way the app’s experience is intended to flow, but if it is intentional, then it is a somewhat of a systematic waste of time, taking much longer to get the information that originally prompted the click, and sometimes not at all. Please continue providing great content. Please consider looking into the issue.
- KHNL/KGMB, LLC
- 88.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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