CNN App for iPhone
By CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
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CNN connects you to the world, wherever you are.
Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts and live video. Lead the conversation by sharing news and dig deeper into the stories that matter most to you.
• Get breaking news alerts and follow stories as they develop.
• Go beyond the surface with international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories and more.
• Watch video clips and coverage of live events as they unfold. View your favorite CNN shows LIVE (as available; check with your cable, satellite or telco provider).*
• Contribute your story or opinion to CNN iReport by uploading photos and video directly from your app. Follow other iReporters and see stories from their point of view.
• Choose the font size that most appeals to you.
* Make sure your phone is not on vibrate and the volume is turned up for the best possible video experience.
Have questions or feedback on the CNN App? E-mail us at iPhone@cnn.com. We are always looking for suggestions on how to provide the best experience possible for you.
What's New in Version 2.1
•We’ve listened to your feedback and have made fixes to bugs and improvements based on your comments. Thank you for your feedback!
•On stories with videos, you can now scroll down to read the text of an article while watching video at the same time.
•A simplified section layout makes it easier to scan headlines quickly.
•Photos in galleries can be viewed in full screen.
•A bug has been fixed in which photo gallery captions were cut off. Captions now display in full.
•Breaking News now appears at the top of the home screen and includes an option to close.
•We’ve made other minor bug fixes.
Separate the articles from the video.
I hate this new format. The old one was better. I hate that there are random phrases in the middle of the article that would serve as a link to another relevant story if I were reading this article online. Since there is no link the phrase should just be removed from app versions of articles. Also, I am not sure exactly why the stories are so limited and why they were chosen for the app version vs what could be found online. My biggest pet peeve with this app is that there are so many video clips. When I am reading a sort on the iPhone or even iPad for that matter, I want to read, I may be in a place where I cannot watch video. There should be a separate page only for videos and another for actual written stories. In fact, that is why I am giving it so few stars. There are some points where all of the stories are videos, which keeps me from wanting to learn more about the story. I know it's not a newspaper, but if I wanted to watch video, I'd watch tv.
Good Info but slow platform
CNN app delivers on a variety of interesting stories. I likes the older version of the app though. The new version is slower and requires multiple steps to read a story. When you click on a category it takes a second for the stories within to appear. And some of the categories are hidden (e.g., Tech) unlike before which allowed for easy and fast scrolling through categories and stories. Still a good app just liked it better before.
Bad user experience, multiple errors
I can count on CNN for news, but not for the quality of their CNN app. Daily, I can find spelling errors in at least one article. Outside of the main/home page, content is not frequently updated (can be 2-3 weeks old). Articles reference links, images, etc that do not appear on the iPhone OR iPad (yet are being presented through their app). Layout on the home page can make images appear connected to the previous or next headline. Push alerts with breaking news that don't have related articles to reference, or even a related post on the home page.
I appreciate the information, but the quality of the app is not on par with CNNs reputation.