RACV's monthly magazine, RoyalAuto is packed with information and stories for people on the move.
Inspirational travel articles and tips, vital motoring news and reviews, and details on all the discounts and benefits of your RACV Membership are now contained within an highly interactive, multi-media package. The interactive magazine is easy to use with seamless feedback and connection options while not negating any of the quality of its print companion, which is the largest circulating monthly magazine in Australia.
Royalauto is a benefit provided by RACV to it's 2.1 million members. The first few editions of this digital version of the magazine will be free for all users. To discuss how being a member of RACV could benefit you, visit www.racv.com.au, or call 13 RACV..
small bug fixes and search bar
Ratings and Reviews
An excellent App
Well done RACV - highly recommended!
Good once you get used to navigating this type of magazine.
Scrolling down AND right takes a little getting used to, as every other magazine (free trial editions only) I ever tried in the newsstand app I deleted, so I didn't get much practice, but these I will keep. I was reading the December/January RoyalAuto magazine on paper when I downloaded this app and found that November was the latest issue here, but it will be good to keep them in my iPad after I have put the paper magazine in the recycling bin.
It took a surprising amount of time to download the magazine, so I suppose that there is a lot of multimedia content in it, but I would be interested to see how much total space is being taken up per monthly magazine in my iPad.
Unfortunately, the competitions are already closed that are in this November edition as I am reading it on December 2nd, while the electronic Dec/Jan issues has not yet appeared, so it will be necessary for those who'd like to enter a competition to read the paper version first.
Very slow and cumbersome to use
Downloading an issue took ages (compared to The Age for example). Then after waiting for that it had to "install", then "load".
I tried to time loading the current issue but it just crashed multiple times (iPad original). It also crashed frequently viewing the August 2014 issue. Responsiveness was very very sluggish.
It wasn't obvious how to get back to the main menu
It wasn't obvious to swipe down as well as sideways, and you shouldn't have to watch a training video first. ;)
Overall it is way over-engineered. Those cute videos and fade ins just make it appallingly slow. Some pages just show a blank screen for about 3 seconds before the content displays.
Check out other newspapers, guys, and see how it should be done. There is no point having fancy video ads and special effects if no-one can be bothered using it.
- Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Ltd.
- 27.2 MB
- Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © RACV Sales and Marketing Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.