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What's New

Version 1.15

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Ratings and Reviews

Good First Step


For many of us, a return of the FT to the App Store is very welcome and much overdue. This is the first step by Nikkei in rectifying a six year lapse in judgement by Pearson. With appreciation, we ask for more.

Be bold. Don't be satisfied with the inherited 'web app' design. Your readers (myself included) have high expectations for future versions of this native iOS app.

Much of what we're looking for can be found in other news apps (e.g. WSJ, NYT & Guardian). Things like customizable push notifications, automatic download of each morning's daily issue, syncing of articles shown as read regardless of how many devices we jump between, full Instapaper and Pocket integration, native watchOS app, access to past issues (e.g. WSJ) & many other improvements that are now standard in 2017. These features will drive user engagement higher.

As mentioned above, your readers have high expectations for future versions of this native iOS app. We see this app as a first step. We need you to properly finish the job with the native iOS app and ensure that your A grade content isn't held hostage to a C grade vehicle ('web app' & current native iOS app).

Developer Response

Thank you very much for your feedback. We fully agree with your advice and have some big changes planned. In the next few months, we'll be gradually overhauling our design and introducing push notifications. Please do let us know if you have any additional feedback by contacting us at

12" iPad Pro app needs redesign; props on no fake App reviews


I like the iPhone app very much, but the iPad app has not been well thought through by the designers.

Ft has decided to utilitize 1/3 of the 12" iPad Pro screen for large, ever-present advertisements. It's a shame as, aside from the glaringly large ads, the app looks pretty good. I suppose the poor decision here stems from a lack of focus on 12" iPad Pro users, as we are a small user base and therefore low priority. Though until they decide to think more about us, I'll be sure to continue to provide a two star rating.

The extra star was thrown-in because it does not appear that Ft pays for any take five star reviews like so many other apps do. Thank you for the integrity there!

Friends, where is the update?


As others have remarked, this app is in need of a serious facelift. The FT can’t properly compete with the WSJ and other top publications with a subpar digital offering. I read somewhere that design changes and notifications were rolling out EOY 2017.... what’s going on?

UPDATE: I understand that changes are in the works. My hope is that they arrive soon and properly reflect that we are in 2018. It’s unjustifiable for a major (not to mention expensive) news publication to invest so little in its digital offering. Need sleeker design, better functionality, more customization, push notifications, and full screen compatibility with iPhone X... to name a few things. Please make this happen! Should be a top priority for the FT

Developer Response

We're sorry to see this feedback. We've made major changes to our article pages and a bigger change to our home and section pages is in the works. This, along with push notifications, are huge projects. We're working on these as fast as we can. We'd like to hear your feedback, please contact us at


Financial Times Ltd.
27.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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