By CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
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- Experience the world of breaking news through in-depth stories, photo galleries and news clips.
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What's New in Version 5.0.1
Minor performance enhancements
Visual assault and slow performance :-(
Update 3/8/17: Let's simply start by ignoring the content. Whether you like their reporting or not is irrelevant to this review - this review simply speaks to the new way the app "works". This is now a visual assault - image after image after image - oh wait...there are indeed little words there. Scrolling for new headlines has become painful - it loads v-e-r-y slowly due to all those images. I don't care where your political loyalties lie...is there anyone out there that really wants to see another picture of any politician?
I've had this app for ages, and the content is what you'd expect from CNN. It does differ a bit from what you'd see online, but it is appropriate for a mobile device. BUT - and it's a big one, the functionality of the app has declined significantly. Scrolling through the news feed has become nearly impossible with all the adverts. Loading time is appalling on the homepage, and requires a minimum of three "pull down to refresh" actions to complete this simple task. Right now it freezes 3 out of 5 attempts, requiring the closure of the app, and then forcing the user to suffer through a lengthy wait to try and reopen. I've deleted and reinstalled to no avail. Lastly, the app has the temerity to place a giant pop up when you enter the app, asking for a review in the App Store. Well, CNN, here you go.
This app has gone from bad to stupid bad. The latest update makes trying to read the news almost impossible and is incredibly frustrating. The news "tiles" under the new format keep moving around every time you scroll up or down. The story you are trying to select keeps moving and disappears sometimes before can even select it. The news articles are now media creative were sometimes pictures and the writing overlap and are impossible to separate without either losing what you are trying to read or the photo just sits over the text and is unreadable. This is one of the worst updates to an app I have ever seen. The ads are even more invasive then the previous update and now you can't even select the articles to be forced to see popup ads. I understand that trying to make this seem like a live magazine or news paper is cool, but jeez, can I just freaking read the news without trying to play a darn puzzle game?
What happen to the A/B Testing?
Okay, like most people I don't write a lot of reviews but... I had to chime in this time. First thing I love CNN's reporting. Second, The app is visually nice. Third... this app fails on serveral accounts. 1. It's killing my apple watch battery. Sometimes it falls to update the top news on the front facing preview. 2. When reopening the app after having other app loaded into memory it glitches and will not load the news articles. I have to close the app and then reopen it. 3. I no longer can swipe to go to net section of the news. (I now have to do a two step process) Click on CNN logo and then click on section/category. Not a good UX. The last version had it's problems but at least I could move from catigory with a swipe and maybe see articles I wouldn't have otherwise. I hope some of these issues can be resolved soon. Thank you for your time.
- Category: News
- Updated: Mar 01, 2017
- Version: 5.0.1
- Size: 77.2 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
- © 2017 CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes