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Great paper, terrible app
I have no idea how people can give this app 4 or 5 stars. They have to be plants. It is by far the worst newspaper app I’ve encountered. For starters, stories are displayed two or even three times when you open the app. Then, when you click on one of them (at least in iOS 12.1.2), the app simply closes. I have waited years for an update, but none has ever arrived. It’s a shame since the paper is excellent and I’d like to be able to read the stories. If only they’d hire some real developers, in addition to the fine journalists.
TBT Doesn’t adequately serve half of its customers
Since the Tampa Tribune closed and the TBT became the only major newspaper in the Tampa Bay Area, half of our community’s opinions have been ignored and even trampled. Coverage is unbalanced and it is clear that TBT strongly favors the Democratic Party platform. Most articles and certainly columns prop up democratic candidates and attempt to take down their opponents. News is printed that has not been properly vetted, and conservative voices have been mostly silenced. That would be fine if the Tribune still existed, but when it was purchased and closed, it put the responsibility squarely on the TBT to be more balanced, fair and accurate - which has not occurred. Even Politifact will justify an inconvenient truth about a candidate or position that the paper supports, while affording the other side no such courtesy. Put Joe Guidry back on your editorial staff at least so many of us can hear at least on reasoned and nonpartisan voice.
Latest Update Crashes
I love The TBT, and we are fortunate to have a world class newspaper right here at home. On the other hand, ever since the last update, the app crashes every time you try to open a story. No amount of removing and replacing the app, or hard reboots help. As several others have noted, it simply does not work. Maybe another update?
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