Cracked.com for iPad
By Demand Media, Inc.
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The Cracked iPad app is finally here! If you like Cracked, own a mobile device and just generally want to seem like an interesting person, this is the app you’ve been waiting for. The Cracked Reader combines all of the mind blowing facts (did you know a zombie apocalypse is scientifically possible, and would fail almost immediately?), pop culture analysis (why is Back to the Future secretly horrifying?), and info-graphics (a body map explaining what your neck tattoo says about you to prospective employers) that have made Cracked the fastest growing humor brand in the world.
* An easy to navigate, fast loading feed featuring all of our latest content.
* Faster loading and easier to navigate versions of all of our content.
Fans are already calling it a major breakthrough in laughing at your mobile phone.
What's New in Version 3.4.0
1. Improved photoplasty navigation
2. Added Quick Fix section
3. Updated layouts for Article and Columnist
4. Added more Columnists
5. Bug fixes
Loyal (strung-out) Fan
I have never had as many issues with an app before because I'd have deleted the app before frustration had a chance to set in. But I loooooooooove Cracked! So I continue to exercise patience even through the lunacy. I can't begin to list them all now but a few would be having to close out & reload the app because of a video freezing up or the back button becoming non-responsive or all the latest articles not appearing on time (my method now when I open articles is to go to the bottom 1st where lo-&-behold 2 or 3 articles slipped right on in threatening to be deleted tomorrow) or eternal loading or half page load then nothing...just nothingness! Wth! Why is your backlog not in a "more" list or something? Why must I go online to type in a vague reference to a past article in order to enjoy it? Why isn't there an archive? Why does the iPad version feel more limited than than the iPhone version? Prettier maybe but less functional. Why can't I see the bottom of this rant right now? I'm typing blind! Why does David Wong not post daily?!? That should be a stipulation for the existence of Cracked! And I know it's got nothing to do with this app but dammit Jack your podcasts should be daily as well! I mean do I really have to state that at this point? Okay, I'm a fanatic, but it's Cracked's own fault for getting me strung out. You're my pushers! Now get to work on those issues...or don't...God, I wish I knew how to quit you.
App Runs on Loyalty and Patience
Sadly, I'm giving this app 2 stars. 5 stars for content, minus 1 star for performance, minus 2 stars for the infuriatingly intrusive ads. Performance of the app is far superior to previous versions. Never the less, issues still remain with GIFs not working, videos failing to load, and the occasional (but far less frequent) crashes. Good work on the improvements so far, but you've got a ways to go. You can do it! We believe in you!
Now for the ads . . . Why? I understand the need to make money off the app; especially since it's free! Thank you, Cracked! However I would gladly pay for an ad-free version. Understandably, every article comes equipped with its very own banner-ad accessories. Fine, no problem! However, when the app automatically closes and directs you to the App Store?! Seems a little too desperate. Rarely can I enjoy uninterrupted reading pleasure for one whole article! I usually get hit with the App Store redirect at least once per page. Sometimes I can't get through a single paragraph without two, or sometimes three, redirects to the App Store! At this point I want to smash my iPad against the wall, go out and buy a new iPad, and immediately download the Cracked app. That is how much I would be willing to pay for an ad-free version. The cost of dozens of iPads smashed in ad-induced madness.*
Thanks, dear Cracked people!
*Slightly hyperbolic statement.
Crash and freeze probe mess
Update: I wrote the review below without mentioning one of the app's most outrageous annoyances. Every few minutes, the app pops up an ad for another app or service. Your screen switches over to the iTunes Store and you have to manually return to Cracked. This behavior is not triggered by touching on the screen, it just happens out of the blue. So the developers added this amazing "feature" but couldn't be bothered to fix the glaring flaws.
I honestly can't believe how badly behaved this app is. Frequently crashes while trying to load, freezes for a minute or longer immediately on loading (if it loads at all [update: now will freeze for over 2 minutes, starting a minute or longer after loading, while you're reading an article...])... When you consider how little this program even tries to do, its inability to do it even passably well is inexcusable. And this has all been true for years now--the developers apparently just don't care. Even when the app loads, and unfreezes, it's frustrating. Photoplasty pics are often too small to see clearly, links to other articles often open a browser instead of opening in-app, etc. This app demands more patience than I've got.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Aug 29, 2014
- Version: 3.4.0
- Size: 13.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Demand Media, Inc.
- © 2014 Demand Media, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.