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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.

The fine print: Read our Privacy Policy at and Terms of Service at

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What's New in Version 1.5.10

64bit support
Larger font support

Text rendering under ad banner
Caches not deleting (large space usage bug)
Sports Extra teams missing
Blogs page river not scrollable in landscape view
Crossword slow to open
Crossword colors reverted
Other minor fixes

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

UPDATE - Content Poor (Original - OK, if it decides to work tod)ay!

Update: Content is pathetic. Just had a major mayoral and proposition/amendment election. NO WHERE could you find a simple listing of results in real time or the next day. You had to read the articles on each topic and pick the numbers out of the narrative. Thankfully, the local TV stations' websites provided what we needed and at no cost. I can't believe I still subscribe to this paper. Why?

Original: Am getting pretty tired of continually being asked to verify my subscription to the Home Delivery version of the Houston Chronicle, which I've had for almost 26 years. Even then, the verification process doesn't work. The simplest apps are capable of that basic processing. Then the navigation is so touch sensitive you find yourself having to touch and scroll all over the place to continue from where you were. I have about 80 apps on my iPad and this is clearly the most aggravating. Am deleting and suggest you do, too.

needs lots of work

Instead of getting better with each update this app gets worse. Does anybody at our hometown paper read these reviews? Does anyone who has worked on this app care that it is a horrible app? Even with a high speed connection it takes too long to load, if it even loads, constantly freezes up, and then may or may not reload the page. This app is so frustrating that I stopped using it, preferring to use the online edition instead. That's too bad since this used to be a good way to read the major stories in the paper. When the app loads and works like it should, it's great. Unfortunately, that's very rare.

Super frustrating! (Updated)

I really want to like this app. But it keeps crashing and kicking me back to re establish my subscription. Works better when I delete entirely and use 14 day trial (why?) even though I pay for a subscription. Basically unusable, even after long awaited update.

UPDATE: saw a new login interface and got really excited that maybe FINALLY they had addressed the major issues. Alas, not so. Apparently they are more concerned with changing button colors than correcting serious interface crashes and subscription validation nightmares. I wish there was a zero stars rating to maybe get their attention...

Houston Chronicle for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.10
  • Size: 24.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

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

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