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- Minor bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Used to be my go-to news app...now too many intrusive ads
I’ve been a Newser website and app fan for years and told countless people about Newser...however, no more. Their app used to be streamlined with appropriate ads between news story paragraphs. Now when I open the app and click on a story, I’m either redirected to the App Store to download something, or I get a pop up full screen video (this time it’s just a video of a dog looking around...really).
The developer response is that ‘these ads are not sanctioned’...that’s nonsense. I can’t blame Nwerser like many other news publishers or aggregates who are struggling to pull revenue in with advertisements - so of course they’re sanctioned - the Newser app team just hasn’t been able to roll them out effectively or is sloppy in their product testing.
I keep trying to give the Newser app the benefit of the doubt because the developers seem to respond to comments and feedback...but the issues just seem to return again and again. Thank you for the years of an outstanding product, Newser. Unfortunately (and for some time now), that is no longer the case.
I loved this app for several years, but today I started getting pop up videos that repeatedly returned after closing and restarting the app. I thought it was an issue on my end, but after I restarted my phone and opened the app, the vids returned after visiting one story. Look, I get it...this is a free app and advertising pays the bills. Incessant pop up adds, however, ruin the use of the app itself, which gets it deleted from my phone, which means no clicks or eyes on the ads anyway. Thank you for years of good performance, but at this point I’m out.
Great app but not recently
I met someone who worked for newser on a flight to Austin 3-4 four years ago and have been using it since. Just deleted it because it keeps opening the App Store to try and get me to download something related to an ad. I don't like being forced to view ads but it was a great app otherwise. I don't know the intricacies of ads but I'm sure they're necessary to stay in business so I'm not upset at them. Thank you to the newser team for years of great bite sized news updates. Couldn't give it anything less than 5 stars because up until now the app was great.
Developer Response ,
We're glad you like our app. The ads you've been experiencing aren’t sanctioned and we’ve paused all advertising as we work to figure it out.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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