Houston Chronicle for iPad
By Hearst Newspapers
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The largest newspaper in Texas – the Houston Chronicle – is now an interactive, multimedia experience, reimagined for iPad.
Get the smart reporting, award-winning photos, trusted team of columnists and second-to-none coverage of Houston that you expect from the Houston Chronicle, completely redesigned for iPad.
Houston Chronicle for iPad gives readers what they want, when they want it and where they want it, including:
- First pick of exclusive content that you can’t get anywhere else
- Local news from the Woodlands to Downtown and throughout greater Houston, including updates throughout the day
- Up-to-the-second, customizable traffic and weather reports
- The daily funnies in a Comics section updated every day
- Searchable archives of the Houston Chronicle and Chron.com
- Dazzling photo galleries and 360-degree panoramas
- Blogs from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists
- Great entertainment features
- A seven-day archive of editions for the iPad
It’s all in an exciting, digital format delivered instantly every day to your iPad.
Subscribing to Houston Chronicle for iPad:
Downloading the app is free. New users can use the app for 14 days free.
If you would like to subscribe, you can select a monthly ($5.99) or annual ($59.99) subscription.
When purchasing through iTunes, your account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. Any unused portion of your free period will be forfeited at time of purchase.
Your subscription will auto-renew unless you turn this off 24 hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings.
No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.
What's New in Version 1.5.7
- Fix start crash for iOS 5 users
Has Chronicle Abandoned This App?
The Houston Chronicle is an excellent daily newspaper, well edited and designed. Unfortunately, it seems to have abandoned its iPad app. Despite a long stream of complaints (including some I have personally delivered to very cordial Chronicle representatives), the app has remained untouched for eight months, a lifetime in today's technology. Among its biggest problems: the ads at the bottom of each page cover up news text; the ads are often blurred and out of focus; the app crashes way too often when moving from one section of the paper to another. All in all, the app is usable but frustrating, and the paper's reluctance to fix it up and make it what it could be is deeply disappointing to this subscriber.
Works great with new iPad
I have used this app for over two years. Recently it started crashing, took a long time (or never) to load, and showed that only 28% of pages loaded, I was ready to cancel my subscription. I was using an iPad 2-16gb, and had installed IOS 8. I found out I should not have updated it. I now have an iPad Air with more storage and my chronicle app is working perfectly. I thought it was the chronicle app when actually my upgraded device did not have adequate storage to run the app. My web browsing was also difficult, slow, reloading pages, and crashes.
Woefully bad app, poorly designed, crashes often, special sections repeated daily that are actually days/weeks old, articles repeated in different sections (ex. Sports vs, Ultimate Texans), no default to current day's edition (why would I want to read the edition from 5 days ago--just default to today and move all other editions to settings), no financial market data (DJIA, S&P, etc), no sports box scores as in every other paper in the country, wasted screen space by listing articles down left side of screen, then teasing the next article at end of last one...i could go on and on. I quit the home delivery 16 months ago as it was too expensive, but there is no excuse for continuing to support such a poor app. Go look at the Washington Post app, for crying out loud--it reads just like a hard copy newspaper, so this ain't rocket science...
- Category: News
- Updated: Feb 22, 2014
- Version: 1.5.7
- Size: 12.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hearst Newspapers LLC
- © 2014 Hearst Newspapers, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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