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What's New in Version 2.7.1
Introducing Washington Post for Apple Watch, featuring news custom-made for your device:
- Big Story, Small Screen: A daily feature telling a major story with high-powered visuals
- Top Headlines: An easy-to-browse list of what's happening. Tap on any headline to see more.
- Breaking News Alerts: Read an update right on your Apple Watch, and save it to get caught up later
I've been a reader of the Post for over 10 years now - though the first two years I was living in Colorado. Had to find one in a hotel, news store or airport...and usually all I found was the Sunday edition. My BA is in Journalism, and I wanted the old-fashioned read - feeling the newsprint crinkle as I turned the pages, seeing a bit of ink rub off onto my hand - and smiling. I found the who, what, where, when and sometimes the why in the columns. The editor in me noticed the words broken a letter too soon at the end of a line, wrong tense of a verb, and (shudder) a rare misspelled word. They were few and far between, but I enjoyed the challenge. Reading from that paper copy was like going back in time to my college days in California, reading the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News. Everything was logical, well-vetted, and yet....imperfect. I lived to find those tiny errors. For a moment I could be an editor again, and make things right for those who read after me. Oh yes, I did actually read most of the entire paper also. News is a passion of mine these days, and the Post is the best purveyor of news in the USA. I just don't have to make a special trip to find one anymore. I just tap on a screen and up it comes. It's harder than ever to find errors now. So I take care of my 'need to tweak' to perfection with the Sunday Post, delivered smartly to my driveway, rounded by a fine rubber band. I have work to do.
Good but not great
I am a regular user of the Washington Post app and recommend it to you. The app is good but not great. It will occasionally hang or crash, but this is uncommon. The circumstances that are most challenging for the app are ones that are challenging generally speaking: going from places with Internet access to no Internet access, such as being on the metro.
In a time where many news sources are building pay walls, the ability to read to read the post is incredibly important and it's content is quite good.
A significant problem: embedded content does not show up on the app. If there is video, certain types of photos or graphs, or other information, don't expect to see it on the app. A not insubstantial number of articles on the post app are essentially a line of text wrapped around a graphic or video, so a number of articles will not be useful to you on your mobile device.
In addition, some of the articles are links to external blog posts. I am not sure why they're posted differently from other content on the app, but a consequence is that if you click on the link you often will find yourself redirected to a web browser--it can take quite a long time for the page to load properly.
I do appreciate the chronological posting of articles by category. Unlike many of the fancy interfaces that other news apps have put in place, the Washington post app simply works in the way that one would expect.
I really enjoy reading the news on this app on my morning commute to work. The rail ride is about a good 30-40 minutes which is ample time to catch up on the news. Thanks to the application design, stories are easy and efficient to browse through. I do like the functionality to share stories, the breaking news push notifications and the integrated weather. The only reason the app does not receive a 5 star rating is the fact that some of the media attachments that you would otherwise be able to see on a desktop computer, you cannot see them on this app.
- Category: News
- Updated: Apr 23, 2015
- Version: 2.7.1
- Size: 41.9 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: The Washington Post Company
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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