Harvard Business Review (HBR)
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ALL-ACCESS SUBSCRIBERS: HBR All-Access Subscribers receive unrestricted access to the monthly iPad edition issues. You can easily connect your account and access the magazine for the remainder of your current subscription by clicking on the "Sync" button upon updating or downloading the app.
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What's New in Version 6.3.0
Fixed critical issue related to issue not available when application or version upgrade has been done.
After the new app release, I tried again with the hope that the original issues, which prompted the cancellation of my long standing subscription, had been corrected. I was disappointed, again, to learn that this app is still a simple pdf file copy. It is past frustration and now only with amusement that I think about how this publication is unable to duplicate basic magazine app capability that is available on all the other publications I read. Perhaps your next HBR article should be entitled “Perpetually Incompetent - HBR in the online era.” Along with asking for customer feedback and proactively communicating to customers, creating a case study demonstrating the ability to understand the problem and execute a corrective plan would be more worthy of this namesake publication. Again, it is rated a “1 star” only because “0 stars” are not allowed. I presume you have not received more reviews, because others have given up.
What happened to this app??
Update after April 1 app update: Still just a PDF version of HBR. Actually, that's not fair; PDFs have significantly more functionality than this. Imagine someone took a picture of every page of an HBR issue and emailed you all 100+ JPG files. That's basically what this app is.
Original review: Wow. I'm having a hard time finding the words. How can an organization with the stellar reputation HBR has allow this level of crap to be published with their brand on it? The functionality of this app has regressed a decade. Please read a few of your own articles on innovation and understanding your customers, trash this "app" and start over.
I'm cancelling my subscription via iTunes. No longer worth the cost.
Can you give it zero stars?
This is an unbelievable disappointment. This magazine is one of the flagship magazines educating business leaders around the world and their app has missed the mark in so many ways. If the app is not changed, I will not renew with an electronic subscription.
There is no ability to quickly navigate through the magazine. There is no table of contents. Basically, the app is no different than if they had created one large PDF.
I would highly recommend that HBR mimic the form and functionality of Business Week.
If you are thinking of purchasing the full subscription with app access, I would not bother. You would be better off having your assistant scan the articles as separate files and emailing them to you. This would be a much easier experience for you.
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- Category: Business
- Updated: Apr 01, 2016
- Version: 6.3.0
- Size: 17.2 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
- Seller: Harvard Business Publishing
- © 2015 Harvard Business Publishing
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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