* Fixed bug related to map annotations
* Fixed author sorting
* Added neighborhood and audience data to Science City event details
Ratings and Reviews
Even worse than the last 2 years' versions-the developers of this app would do well to spend a couple of hours studying usability in software. Just to name a few things that made this app a mess: there was no map of the campus (to see where buildings were located, some people may have figured out they are labeled in Google Maps as a workaround), insanely long lists of authors, events, etc. were not sortable alphabetically—only sorted in the default chronological by event time, etc. This app was did not keep up with the frenetic pace that the event demands–I hope U of A can get some beginning programmer college students to do this next year—with a few hours of work they could totally destroy this pile.
I am giving this 3 stars but that is generous. The app crashes regularly and there are large portions of data missing (for instance, the authors list is empty and every update that runs crashes the app). Future versions also really need some search capability and a map - preferably location aware. Maybe this app has that already under INFO, but that's another part of the interface that I can't access without a crash. I will forward crash logs via the support site if possible. Thanks for at least trying - it's not easy to manage apps like this that center around an annual event...but please put more time and testing into it next time! It really needs some help.
Tucson Festival of books
I have been attending the festival Since 2009 and was excited to use the first app when it became available. I am sorry to say that each iteration has been a step backward in it's ability to make the festival available to the user. This year's app (2016) is almost useless in this respect unless you are interested in only one category of books. Two changes would dramatically impact the usefulness of the app: (1) the ability to view in landscape, as phones are much larger now, and (2) provision of a simple grid showing each day of the festival with the ability to touch a lecture to view detailed information.
- Star Publishing Company
- 25.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Star Publishing Company
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.