The World in 2014 from The Economist
By The Economist
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The World in 2014, the latest in The Economist's annual collection of predictions, identifies and explores the issues that will shape the year ahead. Journalists from The Economist join luminaries from the worlds of politics, business, science and the arts in offering forecasts for 2014. The app provides free access to a small selection of articles; within the app you can also pay to access the full content of the print edition.
The coming year will be one of sporting shows, political shocks and economic shifts. The big sporting events include the winter Olympics in Russia and the football World Cup in Brazil. The political shocks will come at elections, of which there will be many: countries with around 40% of the world's population will go to the polls. Better news from the rich world will be among the big economic shifts. You can also find out why Matt Damon believes that smart philanthropy can help solve the problem of water scarcity, and about Richard Branson's plan to be on the inaugural flight of his commercial "spaceline".
What's New in Version 4.0.3
This update makes clearer the price of the full issue prior to purchase.
Our apologies for any confusion caused.
The Economist Digital Team
Audio is useless
I bought this app to listen to the audio during my commute. However, the interface for the audio makes it very difficult if not impossible to use for this purpose (unlike like the audio in the Economist’s main iOS app). You must use SoundClouds interface which has been shoehorned into this app very uncleanly. The files require constant wifi access and for the screen to be active (shuts off is the screen dims). Multiple files are mislabeled, misordered, or missing. I’m not sure why the audio here was done so differently from the audio in main Economist app, but the results are frustrating and unusable. Unfortunately, I can’t find any other means to access the audio from this edition which I am very interested in listening to.
Non functional app
I made the in-app purchase and then tried to download the full issue. My attempts to download the issue have failed at least 20 times now without getting any readable content to my iPad. I have gotten nothing for the $8.99 purchase.
This is very disappointing coming from a publication with the reputation of the The Economist. I expected better.
It's not working?
I just paid $8.99 for the 2014 addition and the screen is showing up blank. How do I get a working version or get my money back? Outside of this glitch looking forward to reading.
- Category: News
- Updated: Dec 18, 2013
- Version: 4.0.3
- Size: 2.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: The Economist Newspaper Group Inc.
- © The Economist Newspaper Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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