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• Breaking news alerts and real-time updates.
• The local news and sports topics you care about from around the Sacramento area.
• View stunning photos and galleries of news coverage and events.
• The Sacramento Bee opinions, editorials and columns you love.
• Ability to share stories and galleries on Facebook, Twitter or by email.
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• This update includes a beta version of the new native e-edition. Instead of being taken to a browser, users will be able to read the e-edition of the newspaper inside the app. This beta will be turned on over time after the app releases.
• Updated project dependencies
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Overall usable app with some annoyances
Dark mode doesn’t apply while reading an article, only in the menus and while browsing article headlines, which is counterintuitive. Email communications preferences should be available in the app with push notifications but they’re not. Instead, after signing up for a paid membership to read news IN THE APP, SacBee still thought I needed to get 10 emails a day showing me the same articles that I already read IN THE APP. I also had to use html view in the gmail app to get the unsubscribe link to appear, which I think may be technically illegal under the federal CAN-SPAM Act.
Despite all that, the app UX is productive and the journalism itself is good....usually.
Oh and one more thing. The photos section is nothing but Jack Ohman political cartoons...that’s dumb. They’re not even that funny. How about some....PHOTOS?...maybe? Idk
No search function on the app
I paid for my subscription via iTunes, but when I find a bee article on the web it doesn’t open my app. If it does open my app, it goes to the main page of current news but has no search feature to find the article I’m looking for, and none of the categories at the top contain the article I found on the web.
Meanwhile the website will not let me read the article without signing in, so I click “login” which takes me to a sign in page. Well.... I paid for my subscription via iTunes, so I don’t have a login password. It does have a choice to select login via Apple, so I do that, which takes me to a page to reset my password. I wait for my email to reset my password and follow the directions. I should be good to go, right? Wrong! I go back to the bee article I want to read and I login with my new password, but now it directs me to a Google page that has nothing to do with my Apple account. If I say I want to link my Google account, it takes me to the main page of Sacbee but not my article. If I go back to the article it says I still have to log in! Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggggggggg!
Difficult and clumsy
Since I subscribe to the print version, I frequently find a story I’d like to share with someone who does not. With the confusing top line of types of stories, where you find duplicate entries galore and seldom any features beyond insipid sports writing (not including Joe Davidson, who is first class), you have to look through all the headings under each banner to see if the article you want might be there.
I don’t understand why the website wouldn’t organize under more traditional headings: Top Stories, National News, International News, Local News, Business, Sports, Opinion, and then Features or special groups of features like Food.
Nor do I understand why there is no search function to use so you don’t have to scroll through all the entries to see if your article can be found.
All the stories now are in digital form. Pay some competent web designer to have the site do a far better job of mirroring the printed version.
Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
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