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Our brand new app delivers a beautiful browsing and reading experience to iOS users, with an emphasis on simplicity.
You'll be able to check out what's new in News, Boards, and Blogs, recommends posts, and participate in conversations, from all of your favorite Patch towns.
What's New in Version 4.0.0
Compatibility alignment with new Patch web interface.
The App is insecure
There appears to be problems with the level of security in the App. Today, while I was reading a local news story, a pop-up randomly appeared on my screen. The pop-up was advertising an opportunity to test a "IPhone 7." Unfortunately, the pop-up froze my screen, so therefore I was forced to press the "ok" on the Pop-up. From there, the pop-up led me to a phony apple website that announced testing for an "apple 7."
Although I do not doubt that Apple is making an "apple 7," I do not believe that they have given the public the opportunity to test such devices. After I saw the pop-up, I decided to search the legitimate Apple website for such opportunities. As expected, I found no such opportunity.
After I looked throughout the Apple website, I was finally convinced that the Pop-up was a scam. Fortunately, I did not give any of my personal information. So therefore, I am safe from any significant loss of money.
From my knowledge of computer software, the patch app could have taken steps to protect itself from these scammers/hackers. Unfortunately, they haven't had enough concern for their users to protect them from any kind of monetary harm.
I like Patch, but...
I like the Patch app, but it's not the most intuitive. It should launch by default to my local Patch. I don't know why I have to save my area to favorites and select it every time I launch the app. Even then - I repeatedly save my area to favorites only to find later its disappeared and I have to save it again.
Hopefully these things are simple fixes that'll come around in the next update.
Rarely has local news
Patch went from a good source of local news, to mostly link bait, to an app that refuses to remember your settings so it presents you with "national" news each time - and then each time you are supposed to change it to your local news. It's not worth the frustration any more, so it's time to remove this app.
- Category: News
- Updated: Aug 20, 2014
- Version: 4.0.0
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Planck, LLC
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.