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Houston Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

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The largest newspaper in Texas – the Houston Chronicle – is now an interactive, multimedia experience, reimagined for the App Store.

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.

Houston Chronicle 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
- The daily funnies in a Comics section updated every day
- Dazzling photo galleries and 360-degree panoramas
- Features from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists

It’s all in an exciting, digital format delivered instantly every day to your iPad or iPhone.

Subscribing to Houston Chronicle:

- Downloading the app is free. New users can receive free content on the app for 14 days.
- 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 2.1.8

* Bug fixes

Thank you for your feedback. More enhancements are on the way.


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Customer Reviews

Poor performance

The Houston Chronicle app is slow and unreliable. It crashes at least once while reading the paper. Quite often it crashes more than once. When it restarts it asks whether you want to send a report and I say yes all the time. Not sure that the developers do anything to fix the problems. The app is also very slow when you go from one article to the next one or even to the next page of the same article. I also read other magazines and papers on my iPad like Business Week, Time, Fortune, USAToday. They are all significantly better meaning faster and crash resistant. I don't understand why the Chronicle has all these problems and why they cannot learn from other apps. I am almost ready to cancel my subscription because the app performance is so poor.

Hoping for Better

UPDATE -- I wrote a review in late July (1 star), and it is worse now ((October). App is frozen, and of little use. I ache for all the staffers who work to produce the information, and who are now thrown under the blundering bus of this app. So sad.

JULY -- I resort to this app when traveling, and it's a good thing I don't leave Houston more often if I'm left to this for news from the Chronicle. As a print subscriber, I expect to be able to, well, read the newspaper -- and this app is merely a tantalizing tease. Clumsy, incomplete and frustrating. And, apparently, the Chronicle seems to be OK with this, judging by the lack of changes. I expect better for Houston.

Format and repetition

As I mentioned before I still do not like the format. I liked it better when the app looked more like a newspaper and not the usual news app you get from others.

And, the repetition of the articles are getting old. I'm seeing the same articles day after day. And what's even worse are the articles that are repeated the same day in different areas and sections.

You can do better. You have done better....

Houston Chronicle
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.8
  • Size: 102 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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