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We've reduced clutter on the story page so readers can focus on what's most important: the story! We've also improved the performance of opening very long stories, made links less susceptible to accidental taps while scrolling, and made the resume reading experience more reliable.
Ratings and Reviews
The app asked for a review so here it is:
First off I love what Medium is doing here. From a consumer of interesting writing, this is exactly what I want; no ads and very often articles that are interesting to me. The articles surfaced are improving as I use the service which is a good sign that what these people are doing with my usage is working.
The app on the other hand has some nagging issues for those who use an iPad in landscape or simply prefer landscape mode regardless of device. This app is clearly designed to be used in portrait mode... yes it works in landscape but the layout doesn't really fit the screen most of the time, and has huge white margins on both sides. It's as if the designers decided rather than reflow the text, we'll just keep the same text width and add huge margins on the sides. Large pictures that are embedded within articles tend to be cut off when in landscape, but are sized nicely to fit within the screen in portrait. Even worse, as of the last update the app shows a blank white screen when switching from portrait to landscape. I know that this may come off as a bit of a quibble, and it is, but a large iPad Pro just isn't very comfortable in portrait, and anything with videos really should be in landscape anyway. Besides, the app did pester me for a review, so here you go...
All in all, a great service and an app that is more than usable, just not 5 starts great... yet.
History is necessary for accidental page close outs.
I must admit having been a medium member for the past few years I can tell you I’m never let down by quality. Writers on this app have their own unique way of connecting their audience. I can only hope that this corporation continues it’s journey of innovation for future of us writers.
One area in particular I would like Medium to consider looking into is allowing users to be able to have a history log of what they just read. I was reading a story this morning and accidentally backed out the article. I spent a good 25 minutes looking for it. Luckily I enjoyed the article so much I was able to remember the writer of the article and search him that way. Yes! I booked marked him. *So for those of you enjoying a read...”STOP” and bookmark it. I just recently purchased an iPad so still adjusting.
Thank you again for the quality of reading material you allow the world to enjoy and here is too many more decades of advancement. Not only have you impacted my life personally, it’s allowed me to grow through others experiences. You can learn a lot of valuable life lessons on Medium.
Love this app but I don’t like all the crashes
I am not exactly sure why the crashes occur, I am reading a story, I turn my iPad from portrait to landscape for just moment, as I reach for my green tea. I look back to find a blank screen, what gives, I turn it back to portrait and nothing. What’s so frustrating is I only read maybe the headline and the first one or two paragraphs, and nothing. I have swipe the app closed, and then everything refreshes, and I lose the article and possibly the wisdom of the writer, please fix, this drives me nuts!!
Also I would like to add, please give the reader the opportunity to slow or pause the refreshing of the stories, in settings. To perhaps a 10, 15, 20, 30 minute refresh intervals. So this way I have the opportunity to read the article that I may have saw directly below the one I chose to read. Their is nothing worse than finishing the article, hitting the back arrow, seeing the refresh, and then trying to figure out where the article went, Apple news does this same annoying thing, however with Apple news if I am quick and I start to scroll down, it does not refresh as quickly.
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- 122.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
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