By Philadelphia Media Network, Inc.
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The Philly.com app presents compelling and up-to-the-minute articles, blogs and video to keep you updated on news in the Philadelphia region.
In one touch, read all the top stories from Philly.com, plus get all the latest sports, entertainment, business, and health news from around the region in one place.
Know what's happening in and around Philadelphia with breaking news push alerts delivered right to your phone or tablet.
Watch video on-the-go, so you don’t miss any of Philly.com’s fashion, lifestyle and news coverage
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What's New in Version 1.9.6
Minor improvements and enhancements.
Some issues fixed, still not up to par.
Some of the ad issues noted in other reviews have been fixed, but there are two terrible features that make this app incredibly annoying. First, if an article contains photos, the photos tab sits about 2/3 of the way up your screen and is annoyingly in the way while trying to read. This forces you to scroll down and read in the middle of the page, not at the top. Why not just put this in the top navigation bar? Secondly, the font sizing hasn't been fixed, and articles still get cut off on the right side, forcing you to resize, or as I usually do, just stop reading.
Good, but needs better font sizing
Overall I like the app and use it as my main source of news. The one big issue I have is that part of the story gets cut off. I have to change the font size to show whatever was hidden behind the ads. Not the worst thing ever, but annoying to do on EVERY story.
I want this to be a great app. I'd settle for a consistent and up to date app. When I get a notice that SCOTUS has declared same sex marriage a right, I want to tap it and go right to the coverage. The leading article on the Sixers didn't interest me in the first place. I want every article to fit on my screen. I want ads that cover the text to be deletable. I want this to be the app I turn to find out what's happening in Philadelphia. It isn't.
- Category: News
- Updated: Feb 06, 2015
- Version: 1.9.6
- Size: 2.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Philadelphia Media Network (Digital), LLC
- © Interstate General Media, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.