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Version 5.21.1

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
202.9K Ratings

202.9K Ratings

JV58 ,

Good Content, But Text Shifts Too Quickly

Overall, I’ve enjoyed and appreciated the USA Today app on my iPhone and iPad for several years. Good content, reasonable balance. I do perceive a bit of a liberal/left bias, but in their defense, they do post opinion pieces from a conservative viewpoint, and they do a good job of identifying and labeling opinions that may be biased when they are posted.

My only criticism with the current app is that the text shifts forward in the article as the ads load, and causes sections of articles to be skipped ahead. This happens sometimes 2-3 times while reading an article—definitely frustrating when trying to read through the article. (I’m trusting this problem will be addressed.)

Overall, a good source of information that I’ll continue to use.

Dru27 ,

You’re liberally bias, I have no issue with bias if you state it. Stop acting objective

I’m independent and like objective news sources. That’s increasingly hard to find these days, other outlets I appreciate because they state their leanings. I wish the news didn’t lean a certain way, but at least they put the proper disclaimer on it. Like a movie properly rating itself so you understand what you are about to view. You and other news outlets should strongly consider this course of action. It’s disingenuous and misleading to act objective while simultaneously pushing an obviously liberal/progressive agenda. Your editorial board and contributors are liberal leaning at the very least. I’ve seen you post opposing opinions, but overwhelmingly the opinions expressed here are liberal and it doesn’t take a conservative or trump supporter to see that, of which I am neither. I personally feel we all have a bias of some sort, but some are more willing to address and correct it than others. I personally actively try to dismantle my own arguments regularly to see if they can withstand basic scrutiny. Perhaps your network should consider doing the same, or simply state your bias. That would be a good first step toward better serving the people who consume your content.

Bandguy2014 ,

Still not user friendly

UPDATE: The developer seems to have fixed the auto play video problem so I have added a star. However, the user experience is STILL among the worst of any app I use. Frequently the content jumps when scrolling when an ad loads. Sometimes this jump is so extreme that my place in the text jumps clear off the screen. This is the only app I use where this is a problem and it is a problem that has been ongoing for a while. To the developer-Thank you for the earlier fix but you need to correct usability!

OLD REVIEW: It is as simple as this-online ads that are obnoxious do nothing to gain you fans. Auto playing video ads that hijack my screen while i scroll through headlines are beyond obnoxious, they are basically user hostile. I have no issue with content providers earning money from advertising if it is done in a user friendly way. This is not. It is this kind of behavior that has led so many to use the ad blockers that publishers are so often complaining about. I will not continue to use this app if these continue to be a frequent part of the experience. .

Developer Response ,

Our apologies, this was not intentional but we’ve resolved this poor experience in our latest app release. Please upgrade and take a look. You can reach out to us at USATODAYmobile@USATODAY.com if there’s anything else we can do to help, we are always looking for ways to improve the app. Thank you!

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Information

Seller
USA TODAY
Size
283.9 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Copyright
© 2019 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. USA TODAY Ad-Free Monthly $2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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