TX Parks & Wildlife magazine
By Texas Parks & Wildlife
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
For iPad and iPhone with free bonus materials. Experience Texas Parks & Wildlife, the award-winning guide to the Texas outdoors packed with outstanding photos and articles about fishing, hunting, camping, birding, boating, traveling and more. Texas Parks & Wildlife brings you information about state parks, environmental issues and events taking places across Texas as we fulfill our mission—to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
"I am delighted to know that over the years the excitement about the publication still smiles in the eyes of future generations and the staff that produces it." — Gigi Edwards Bryant, Austin Community College/Foundation trustee.
All-access Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine subscriptions are available:
1-month subscription - $.99 (automatically renews until cancelled)
1-year subscription - $9.99 (automatically renews until cancelled)
Single issue - $2.99 (non-subscription)
SUBSCRIBERS' AUTOMATIC-RENEWAL FEATURE:
Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal, as stated above, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
Current subscriptions may not be cancelled during the active subscription period, but you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
DIGITAL MAGAZINE FEATURES:
– Interactive format.
– Arrives in advance of the print edition.
– Search the archive of available issues.
– Bookmark your favorite articles.
– Share with friends through social media.
– For iPad and iPhone 5 or newer.
What's New in Version 2.1.3
Fixed a bug which prevented some subscribers from being able to access back issues. Other bug fixes.
Needs more content and bug fixes; good customer support
I had an issue where I couldn’t log in to access all the content using my subscription login and following the in-app instructions. I used the option to report an issue and quickly got an email from the TPWD developer who helped me resolve the issue (turns out the in-app instructions were out-of-date).
For those who can’t find the login option, from the first page of the app go to Issues, select the most recent issue, and then you’ll see a login button.
I do think I liked the older app better due to easier navigation and more content. Also, it seemed a little less buggy. However, the developer did take my report about an additional bug I found and also said they were committed to expanding the content so I’m expecting the app to get better in the near future.
I have to wonder if TP&W has any idea of how many long time subscribers they lose when the put out a digital edition that is this poorly designed.
I’m an older reader, and have been moving away from the hard copy versions of the periodicals I read. There have been a number I’ve stopped reading because of the app design was so poor, and I’ve not gone back to the paper version. The reason? Simply put, those apps did not have an intuitive interface. There are better things to do with my time than figure out where the developers put all the Easter Eggs required to utilize the app! To be clear, I subscribe to a number of periodical e-editions that work just fine. I’m not a newbie at using this medium.
The first hint of a problem was trying to log into the app. I subscribed on the TP&W website. I had to find the answer to where the subscriber login was by reading the reviews for this app! Are you folks dense, or what? Provide instruction in the app, or on your website! Don’t make people look for it!
Unlike a lot of folks, I pay for my content. I realize the value it provides costs money to produce. When I get an app that is this difficult to navigate, I wonder why I bother. TP&W, get this fixed please. I bought an annual subscription. If the problems aren’t resolved in the next few issues, I will delete the app and will turn off any auto-renew and will not subscribe again. As a Texas resident and taxpayer, if tax money was used to produce this app, you have wasted it!
Amendment: After reading through all of the reviews, it is clear that TP&W is non-responsive to the feedback. I should have read the reviews before obtaining the subscription. You won’t get my money again, TP&W!
- Category: Sports
- Updated: Nov 07, 2017
- Version: 2.1.3
- Size: 26.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Texas Parks & Wildlife
- © 2017 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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