The brand-new Marin IJ mobile app is the most comprehensive, accurate, and content-rich source of local news for Marin County, including the cities of Novato, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Marin County, Larkspur, Corte Madera, San Anselmo, West Marin, Fairfax, Ross, Kentfield, Greenbrae, Tiburon and Belvedere.
Here are just a few of the many features of our new app:
• Improved push notifications for Breaking News
• Attractive layout for ease of use
• Convenient sharing capabilities
• Frequent updates to ensure the latest news is always at your disposal
This release includes bug fixes, and optimizations.
• Resolved a bug that prevented Google Analytics from working as expected.
• Improved Push notification subscription tracking.
• Resolved an issue that prevented badges from updating and clearing correctly.
Ratings and Reviews
Very little and useless news. Forget this app
News for Subscribers Only
I've used this app for over a year. This month (Apr 2015) the format changed (with no notice) so that only paid subscribers can read news stories. Non-subscribers can see headlines only. It was nice to keep up on local news, but guess I'll hope for another source for that now.
Also, the new format does not fix a problem that this app has had the entire time I've used it: it takes several minutes to load current content. So each time you open the app, it shows you the headlines that were there the last time you opened the app (perhaps 3 days prior). And then you wait several minutes for it to update. :-/
I've kept the app for now to use the live traffic map (helpful), but if I find another app for that purpose, I guess I'll delete it.
No stars, the app wouldn't allow!
I have been a San Rafael resident for nearly 50 years and the IJ has been the local fish wrap. I even delivered it as a young man. Unfortunately the website is broken, non-inviting and boring.
Example of broken: I now get the paper through the app on my iPhone. Today I had a flag depicting New news as well as a banner flash talking about the Paris accord. When I clicked the icon, instead of the article that flashed all over my iPhone coming up, some basketball article came up instead. Moreover, I had to search the news list to find the article, it was fifth from the top.
I'm not sure why they flash a banner and flag my app with a red number then make me search for the article?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.