The Age Newspaper
By Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited
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The Age Newspaper app allows you to read, search and share an exact replica of Victoria’s leading broadsheet newspaper, wherever and whenever you want.
Simply install and register to begin your FREE 7 day trial and enjoy all your favourite sections of The Age. Download complete editions including News, BusinessDay and Sport to Epicure, Green Guide, Life & Style and enjoy them anytime even without internet connection. Download up to two weeks of archived editions and have them available for review in your library for over 4 weeks.
If it appears in The Age you’ll find it on your iPad. Flip through pages, zoom in or view articles as text, search for and share stories of interest via email or Facebook.
Included in the latest updated version:
Ø Complete final edition of The Age available daily by 5am
Ø Sharing articles via email, and posting to Facebook
Ø Search for articles via single word or part word search in a single edition or from your library of downloaded editions.
Ø Live hyperlinks in stories and advertisements
Ø Pause and Resume downloads
Ø More comprehensive instructions in Help
Ø Ability to enlarge text font in article view
Install now and enjoy a FREE introductory 7 day trial. With just a few simple steps you will have The Age newspaper whenever you want it, in a format you already know. Please note this is a subscription service and after 7 days you will be asked if you would like to resubscribe.
Subscription options include:
•The 7 day package: $32 every 4 weeks to receive The Age home delivered 7 days a week (Victoria only), PLUS The Age delivered to your iPad, laptop and desktop every day.
•The 4 day package: $20 every 4 weeks to receive The Age home delivered 4 days a week on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Victoria only), PLUS The Age delivered to your iPad, laptop and desktop every day.
•The Age digital package for iPad and PC: $18 every 4 weeks to receive The Age, exactly as it appears in print, but in the convenient and easily accessible format for iPad and online.
Your ideas and feedback will help guide the development of our second- and third-generation apps. Please send your comments to email@example.com
What's New in Version 2.0
* Complete final edition of The Age available daily by 5am
* Sharing articles via email and posting to Facebook
* Search for articles via single word or part word search in a single edition or from your library of downloaded editions.
* Live hyperlinks in stories and advertisements
* Pause and Resume downloads - Improved and more stable
* More comprehensive instructions in Help
* Ability to enlarge text font in article view
* Various bug fixes
old vs new
I actually prefer this version of 'The Age' to the new app. There are definite positives to the new take you've put on the news (and I make sure to update both apps before leaving the house), but the maturity of print design (150+ years, etc) makes my monthly subscription (auto deduction from my account I'm not quite a fan of though..) completely worth it.
One thing the new app doesn't have that I really enjoy is browsing through the ads in your paper. Be it the larger half pages in the early news pages up front, to the much more specific T21's in Domain. They, to me, are what makes a newspaper different from a website.
If I was to make some suggestions to *this* app better, it'd be to increase the resolution slightly and to include something like a scrap book, so I could keep cutouts of articles I liked or wanted to keep on hand.
Wasn't sure what to make of the Age presented as a facsimile of the print edition, but have found it surprisingly good and easy to navigate. While the Australian news paper has been formatted as an epublication it doesn't work nearly as well as the facsimile layout used by the Age. It's good to have the complete story as printed rather than some abbreviated version seen with other publications. Having the option to read stories as the facsimile or as plain text is handy and the introduction of hyperlinks adds to the value of the format. I like the fact you can archive back issues you have read and go back to them, something the Australian app doesn't allow (or not that I could see). The only downside to the Age format is picture quality which is poor when enlarged. Pricing is steep so I might might not subscribe every month; for those who buy the Age everyday pricing looks good.
Easy reading, the way the newspaper is meant to be.
Well done on a well thought out and layed out newspaper app.
You can read ALL the newspaper, all the sections and all the little parts that make the newspaper so useful.
The layout is like the paper newspaper. Thank you for keeping it simple and familiar. I don't want to have to relearn how to read the newspaper. I enjoy just getting straight into reading the news!
You can jump to any section that you want which is great.
Perhaps the newspaper can learn something from this as well; the size! I didn't realise how much easier and enjoyable it is to read the news without paper sprawled out everywhere.
You can hold all the paper within your hands comfortably, sit anywhere and get on with the news. All the sections are right there even the Saturday edition with it's 100's of pages. It's also great being able to jump back to the previous days newspapers when you remember something that you wanted to read.
On a side note, another bonus when comparing to paper newspaper is the lighting. It often isn't the best lighting where I normally read and with iPad screen providing the light there is no thought as to if the lights are on or off. Again easy reading.
- Category: News
- Updated: 09 February 2011
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 2.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd
- © Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.