The WIRED Magazine app has a fresh look and feel, making it easier to navigate between stories.
Ratings and Reviews
Holds my interest throughout. Good writing, good subject matter.
Viewing controls and mode still lacking
Since moving to the iPad several years ago as my primary reading device, there are certain standards that I have come to expect with my digital publications. The number one requirement is that the content supports both portrait and landscape modes, not just portrait mode, as WIRED still only does. I and most people I encounter who use an iPad use some form of case and/or keyboard cover that puts the device into landscape mode for TIME magazine used to offer both modes, but then they went portrait-only and I found it totally frustrating and dropped the subscription.
There are several other digital publications that don’t suffer from this problem (I’ve used the ZINIO reader for a few things), so this is not a difficult problem to solve.
Other reviewers have commented on the lack of zoom and other viewing controls and I agree with their concerns.
Finally, the new “Swipe down” control isn’t as easy as the prior control. If you’re not careful, you’ll swipe down from the top and reveal an iPad control, not the WIRED app control to get back to the menu and settings. This is not as intuitive and it doesn’t work as well. I’d just assume see the older control where you tapped on the content to reveal the menu bar at the top.
Please listen to your customers while you have them and make these changes. These are much more fundamental things and make more of a difference than animated cover pages and other bells and whistles.
Condé Nast will never stop spamming you
Although I enjoy the content of Wired magazine, I would NOT recommend subscribing digitally through this app. Once you subscribe, you will receive an incessant stream of spam from Condé Nast that will continue despite all your attempts to unsubscribe and mark as junk mail. It’s been such a pain that I’ve canceled my subscription.
- 16.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2018 Condé Nast
- In-App Purchases
- WIRED June 2010 $3.99
- WIRED July 2010 $3.99
- WIRED August 2010 $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.