By Independent Digital News & Media Limited
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This is the free official App for users who take their news seriously - from The Independent and Independent on Sunday, titles that are internationally renowned for the standard of their analysis.
Read articles and view the photographs on the go. The App has been created so you can continue reading offline, even when your mobile signal is intermittent or not available.
Downloading the 150-plus stories that the Independent publishes on the App every day takes about a minute on a Wi-Fi connection and a few minutes on a normal mobile connection. Stories can be read whilst you are downloading.
•All the key articles from The Independent updated regularly throughout the day including UK and World News, Sport (including a strong Football section), Business, Opinion, Travel, Arts and Entertainment and Life & Style.
•Full article and picture download (including galleries), allowing offline browsing when fully downloaded. No frustrating waiting for links to pages when you don’t have a signal.
•Save articles to read later
•Share articles through email, Facebook and Twitter
What's New in Version 5.1
- Performance enhancements
- Stability improvements
- Better offline support
Seems to work now...
Updated review - upgrading my 1 star rating as the stability and performance issues seem to have been addressed in the Aug7 update.
Not sure why UK newspaper apps seem to suffer from such underwhelming, erratic and inconsistent development. Why can't UK developers deliver something as good as the "USA Today" app, which has a great user experience and genuine upgrades that seem to be thoroughly tested before release.
If you have the pre-July 2013 version of this app, I envy you! The latest updates with the new UI suffer from major performance issues; too many times, the articles fail to load and you're left looking at a blank page and forced to quit the app and restart. I'm dumping this news app until the next update hopefully sorts things out.
Wakey. It's Time To Go digital mobile
This app is really substandard and
Reflects badly on the Indy journalism. It's damaging the Brand and can not help sales. I'm really ok with some ads to finance it, but the app UI functionality and Design must be dramatically improved. It looks like something from 2003. How hard can it be? Do yourself a favour and hire a couple of kids from shoreditch who will sort you out a shiny app in no time for a few grands. This looks unprofessional and is so unnecessary.
Horrible buggy app
I am using an iPhone 4S on iOS 7.0.4 and this app is horrible. The articles freeze randomly, the pictures aren't always displayed, and it's my possible to watch any videos. I do wonder if you actually test your apps as there are always major problems regardless of version.
I think your journalists/proof readers seem to have problems with spelling and grammar which is shocking.
To be fair, I'm not sure why I'm still using this app. I can feel a switch to The Guardian coming on.