Food Network Magazine Summer 2011
By Hearst Communications, Inc.
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This first-ever app from Food Network Magazine, the best-selling food magazine on newsstands, brings the June grilling-themed issue to life with interactive recipes, how-to videos, a grilling quiz and a customizable shopping list feature that lets you choose only what you need from each recipe. Inside you’ll find all the great content of the monthly magazine—including 136 recipes.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
This is a minor update, just a couple bug fixes and performance enhancements. We appreciate your feedback, keep it coming.
If you are receiving errors when viewing the shopping list or recipes, please restart your iPad.
Beware of "sweepstakes" survey!!!
When reading through the magazine I went to the next page and was presented a page asking me to take a survey about the Food Network Magazine app. I figured I would, so I clicked the button. Upon doing so, I was presented with a page that said the survey period was over, but I could still enter a sweepstakes for a $100 American Express gift card. I clicked on the button to enter the sweepstakes and filled out the sweepstakes form. I was then presented with a confirmation for my SUBSCRIPTION TO THE MAGAZINE FOR 10 ISSUES FOR $18. This was NOT what any page during the entire process informed me I was doing. I read every word on all pages, since it was for a sweepstakes and I wanted to know what I was entering, exactly. There was not much to read, but I can assure you AT NO TIME, AND NO WHERE did it indicate in anyway I was agreeing to purchase a magazine subscription.
The "survey" and "sweepstakes" were FALSE AND MISLEADING. BEWARE. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS. I will be uninstalling the app to make sure I don't have to pay anything else for any other subscriptions I didn't order.
BEWARE: Subscription link in the app is misleading!!!
Although I really liked this app, the subscription link in the app is deceiving. It says it's a subscription to an electronic version of the magazine, but it isn't. When I signed up for it it turned out to be a subscription to the paper magazine. Customer service was absolutely no help, either. It took three attempts to get a response, and the response I received was no help at all. There was no explanation of where the electronic subscription went to (if it even existed), or why they advertised it as an electronic subscription in the app when it really wasn't. If I could give their customer service a negative rating, I would. So although I like the app, the subscription was a bait and switch.
Good, but not great.
First, the good. This app reads like a magazine - turning pages, gorgeous photos, the ability to flip to the exact recipe you want, and the reliability of winning recipes Food Network consistently delivers. The bad? The inability to export recipes once you find one you want to try. You can create a shopping list of ingredients, but without a print/email option, I'm not really sure what good that does you. If these options ARE available, then readers shouldn't have to hunt for them, obviously.
I love Food Network, but the developers of this app should take a gander at Martha Stewart's magazine apps for exceptional examples of more user-friendly design.
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- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: Jun 21, 2011
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 203 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hearst Communications, Inc.
- © Food Network Magazine, LLC 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.