By POLITICO, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The POLITICO app for iPhone and iPad brings you your politics fix in a clean, easy-to-navigate layout that keeps you up to date when you’re on the go. POLITICO delivers the fastest, most in-depth coverage of politics and policy developments and everything you need to stay up to speed on the 2016 races. POLITICO’s journalists break news and drive conversation on the White House, Capitol Hill, Washington and lobbying, the intersection of politics with Wall Street, media and personalities, and dedicated coverage of twelve policy areas.
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What's New in Version 4.0.10
• Eliminated blank breaking news bug
• Improved performance
• Fixed other minor bugs
The content is worthwhile, but it's like the creators of this app want to prevent you from reading it. The "navigation" is like blindly jumping through hyperspace. You have no idea where you might end up. I try swiping left and right but, instead of smoothly moving between stories, it's all twitchy and spastic. I can see the edge of a story I want to get to, but I can't make it land on that story. Just moving my finger slightly to the left and right, which should just move me between two stories, flashes glimpses of 4 or 5 different articles.
Other news apps give the impression that there's some stationary content that their app provides a window into. You have a sense how the stories are laid out and where you are in that context. Not so with the Politico app. Instead it's chaos. Blank pages, stories with a picture but no content, videos with no play button. It's incredibly frustrating.
I am on an iPad Air 2 with iOS 10.3.2.
Being a foreigner, downloading Politico was useful because it gave me a sense on how US politics work. What sets it apart from the other apps was Its main selling point that its unbiased and only discusses hard core Political Topics.
Not anymore, something happened to the contents. At first with news articles on events like protest rallies, appear yet noticeably other articles of the same like terrorist attacks are absent. Then the articles' tone changed from an unbiased tone to a more shrill one. I don't mind the usual liberal view, but the lean to the left found here is getting closer to the regressive kind.
If I wanted a biased news source, politico wouldn't be my first choice... but now it has become one. Sad to see a once good news source turn.
Politico is a great news outlet, but their app has been a failure for quite a while. Half the time it works, and half the time it will not load new articles for a week+.
Additionally, their media implementation for things like the Global Politico articles is poor and hijacks the audio from whatever you've playing in the background. And if you try to resume your music, for instance, it retakes the audio as soon as you reopen the article. This is just poor coding.
It's a shame, really, because I've been a huge supporter of Politico for years. But their app has continued to significantly decline over the last year. And if I can't read articles on the subway because the app is so poor, the NYT will continue to have my subscription.