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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
- 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.

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What's New in Version 1.5.9

Crash fixes
Increased comics sizes
Now able to switch comic while in fullscreen viewer
Fix for app sometimes not responding after viewing gallery
Fix for Facebook sharing

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Customer Reviews

Consistent Long-Standing Technical Issues

This could be a good app. However it has long standing technical issues that they are aware of and don't or cannot fix. I am paying for this app and expect better. The major issues for me are: 1. My wife and I use iPad Airs to read the paper. 90% of the time the current edition will not load, it sits there grinding away. We have to reboot the iPad and then it will load. 2. Quite often, when you click on a story to get the details the banner ad on the bottom covers the story copy. Since you can't move the story up to clear the ad you cannot read the story. I have seen other sites where the story adjusts so that it is not blocked by the ads.

The Chronicle needs to admit their incompetence or indifference and hire a consultant to fix the bugs.

Very buggy

As others have written, this app is very buggy. These same bugs have been in existence for over a year, so the Chronicle does not seem to care about the low quality of its app. One bug seems to have recently got worse. It use to be that you had to open the first story you want to read twice. The second time the story would format properly to avoid being behind the advertisement. Now the first story will always get stuck behind the add. To read that story you have to shut down the app, then restart opening some other story fist, then open the one you want to read second. Very irritating.

Crashes often - still!

I've been using this app for years, and it really hasn't improved. It's always crashing and awkward to use. There's much better news apps from other newspapers, but I guess with the decline of newspapers, it's hard to spend that much on the development of an app. I'm no longer going to renew. There's just better news apps out there. The latest versions still don't fix the problem of the banner ad at the bottom covering the article text on an iPad Mini.

Houston Chronicle for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.9
  • Size: 15.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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