Free news on the go with The Standard on the iPad, presented in the exact same format as the print edition. Zoom in and out, jump to stories, flip pages and archive whole issues – all at no cost.
The Standard, published by Sing Tao News Corporation, is Hong Kong's biggest circulating English-language newspaper, presented in a bold tabloid format with a strong emphasis on local news.
Ratings and Reviews
Impressive and fast download!
Very impressive app with a few cool features such as zoom in and page index. Also liked the auto-fetch which save me a lot of time on downloading, although it is very fast already compared to the SCMP (error on downloading at least 3 times per week, took so long even on wi-fi every time, not mentioning only cover less than 10% contents on the real paper).
Most importantly, I can read all the news on the paper instead of just some but not all on that SCMP crap.
Good and free
Its nice to have this app. I don't mind that it's a PDF reader. It downloads the whole newspaper and not get partial news like SCMP. I can control the whole newspaper, flip pages, and zoom to read articles. I think it's enough and I don't need to get my hands dirty with ink.
It's free. It's free. It's free. What does people expect? Videos popping out? Development costs would be high for a more creative attempt and they are just a city newspaper without a huge budget. This is a good first step with the use of an iPad.
The Standard - a newspaper for news seekers
'The standard' has lately emerged as a reckoning force amongst Hong Kong news readers. It has compelled its readers to develope a unique habit for newsreading - a kind of addiction no other English Newspaper could have created in such a short span of time. Take this itune application - so comprehensive and easy to browse. The interface is user friendly with delightful presentation.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.