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
A convenient way to read paper. Still not prime time. Boots too slowly. Sometimes crashes. Much of content is nothing but "filler" and doesn't change for weeks and months. Blogger section still doesn't appear in left hand directory of sections. Although getting paid for obits, seems inappropriate to run some peoples obit for 1-2 weeks. Still don't like left leaning bias of the Chronicle (although slightly better. Could care less to ever read another editorial by Krugman, Pitts, Dowd, etc.
Good point is that help desk responds promptly when sending in comments.
Still haven't fixed formating problem where ad banner on front page often obscures lower part of story. Have been saying for two months that it was going to be fixed, but it hasn't been done yet. Getting tired of turning iPad on it's side momentarily to get it to format properly.
Often on first launch in the morning, it grinds and grinds to load the paper. Finally have to close it, then delete it from active memory, then relaunch to get it loaded. An ongoing inconvenience.
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...
Not so hot
For years we have been reading the Chronicle online. While the Windows reader isn't perfect (too many ads stealing screen space, cumbersome paging), it does allow us to view and read the entire paper - print adds, classifieds, and all.
The iPad app presents only articles - fine for some folks, but not for all. In addition, it presents things that aren't even in the print editions, such as some sort of substitute simplified crosswords.
Also (and I haven't fully checked this) it doesn't display all the comics.
I just want an iPad equivalent of the Windows reader. Please.
- 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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