The Independent Daily Edition: The latest UK & World News, Politics & Sport Reports
By Independent Digital News & Media Limited
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The Independent Daily Edition features all the award-winning journalism from our newspaper, designed for a premium experience on your iPad and iPhone.
- Read our truly independent political analysis, international reportage, free-thinking opinions and more every day.
- Follow our award-winning writers, including Robert Fisk on the Middle East, and our top feature writers, including the acclaimed Simon Calder on Travel and Mark Hix on food.
- Play interactive Crossword, Codeword and Sudoku puzzles each day on your device
The latest edition will automatically download each morning for you to enjoy through the day.
Features: News, Voices, Section 2, Obituaries, Business, Sport, Crossword, Codeword, Sudoku. Additional content from weekend supplements The New Review, Radar, Traveller and The Independent Magazine on Saturday and Sunday including Entertainment, Restaurants, Interiors, Gardening, Travel, Living, Cars and Property
The app is free to download and can be read in one of the following ways:
1) Weekly, Monthly and Annual subscriptions can be purchased and these subscriptions will auto-renew until you choose to cancel.
2) Existing Independent app subscribers can use the app by validating their email address and password within the app.
The weekly, monthly and annual subscriptions are auto-renewing subscriptions. Prices for the subscriptions are £2.99 for the seven day offering, £12.99 for one month and £149.99 for the annual subscription. Payment for this subscription will be charged to your iTunes account upon purchase. The subscription will auto-renew within 24 hours of the current subscription expiring. Auto-renewing subscriptions can be managed via Account Settings allowing them to be turned off. No cancellations of the current subscription are allowed during the active subscription period.
What's New in Version 4.1
Thank you for using the Independent Daily Edition app. In this release we have made stability improvements to reduce the number of crashes and made improvements to the design of the app especially on mobile devices.
If you need any assistance with our app please visit our Customer Services Helpdesk at independentnews.zendesk.com, and if you have time please leave a review on the App Store.
Fundamentally sound, but buggy
First of all, it's great to see the Indy carrying on online, and I hope it goes from strength to strength.
When the app works as advertised, it's great. However, more often than not it doesn't. Typically the latest edition hasn't downloaded in the morning, and I need to download it manually by hitting the 'Download' button, ...and then bizarrely hitting another 'Download' button. Despite having high speed internet the download and processing then takes a surprisingly long time.
Once downloaded, the edition is easy to navigate and read, and the sharing option is very useful. One pain point is that it is very easy to accidentally swipe between articles when scrolling down, this is made worse by the fact that swiping back to the original article takes you back to the top of that article.
Layout of articles on the iPhone needs addressing, long titles and subtitles overlap each other, affecting many articles.
Finally, there are far too many glaring typing mistakes - I sometimes wonder if any proofreading is going on, as they are all over the place, that said, many would be picked up with a simple spell checker.
I don't think it would take much effort to knock this into a five star app, but that effort really does need to be made.
The new app is much better than the old one. It is easy to navigate and read, however lots of typos. It still doesn't download automatically overnight, but I see this is a common issue.
My small criticisms about the content are that there is no TV guide, no sports results and the letter page appears to have shrunk. Also content gets repeated in different issues.
Overall I am pleased that I'm still able to read the Independent- having done so since it began. Once the criticisms I have raised (and which are also mentioned in many other reviews) this will be a 5 star app for what has also been a 5 star paper (if I can still call it that)!
Having been very disappointed when my paper ceased to be available in print form (my dog also missed her walk to the shop!) I signed up for the free trial and it certainly looks like I will continue. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it is to read on my iPad, and I particularly like the ability to jump to specific articles. The only things I miss are the lists like; football fixtures and tables, race cards and full TV listings. I know these are available through other sources, but it would enhance my enjoyment of The Independent online if they were included.
- Category: News
- Updated: 27 April 2016
- Version: 4.1
- Size: 10.5 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Independent Digital News & Media Limited
- © 2016 Independent Digital News & Media Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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