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What's New in Version 5.0.1
* Bug fixes
New app design is confusing and slow
Before the latest layout changes, I used to really enjoy reading through the articles in this app. It was simple, responsive, and straightforward. Now, I'm afraid it's moved two steps back. I'm not really sure if developers or application owners read throughout these reviews (I lead an application team myself), but general reviews have plummeted. Please consider your audience. I'd be willing to move to other, more pleasant aggregator in favor of this app now because of the confusing layout and overall sluggishness. I would love to see the old layout return, or an option to continue with the old layout at least (complete overhauls are difficult, I realize this). By far my favorite content, Engadget is now masked with a confusing iOS interface. I hope you're able to make something happen with the reviews asking for change.
New UI is terrible
I don't write these reviews often, only when I am super impressed or super upset. This used to be my go to for tech news, everyday normally 5-6 times a day. Now this new interface is terrible. I can't see a bunch of headlines on one screen, it lags, it is a little confusing, there is no open in safari for when you want to follow a link but the in app browser isn't good enough, and honestly I just don't like the way it looks. This seems like a huge step backwards. There were definitely strange glitches in the old UI but it never effected the content the way these new "features" do. Please roll back to the old UI and go back to the drawing board for a new release.
New, better, but still major issues
The new look and feel of this app is a huge upgrade from the almost unusable older version. But it's not without major flaws.
The single greatest current fault is the interface re-design, which doesn't allow you to swipe from the previous and next full articles, you must now tap into an article, then tap back and tap on the next article. This is inefficient and annoying.
The posts display correctly about 90% of the time as compared to the website version. The main exception seems to be the inability to register for giveaways.
- Category: News
- Updated: Feb 06, 2017
- Version: 5.0.1
- Size: 64.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AOL Inc.
- © 2017 AOL Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.