The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Philadelphia Media Network, Inc.
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IMPORTANT NOTE TO READERS: This application is NOT A PRINT REPLICA version of The Philadelphia Inquirer. For that app, please search for 'The Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Edition (Replica)' in the App Store.
Experience the award-winning Philadelphia Inquirer in a whole new way that combines the rich tradition of the Inquirer's brand of investigative journalism with the exploding popularity of news reading on tablets.
Built specifically for the iPad, the Inquirer application features exclusive reporting and commentary, world-class multimedia and much more from the largest and most trusted news source in the state of Pennsylvania.
The app features all of The Inquirer’s best reporting on a wide range of subjects including sports, politics, business, health, city and suburban news, entertainment, food and opinion. Read stories in an engaging, magazine-type format from our Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, nationally renowned critics and columnists, and experience our full range of photo galleries and video much of which is exclusive to the tablet application.
You will also get live news updates from the Inquirer’s breaking news desk and from philly.com, which is the region's premier online destination for news employing a team of nearly 400 journalists.
The application also gives you a complete local weather forecast, and allows users to access editions of the past seven days for convenience.
Finally, the app allows you to get closer to our content by sharing your favorite stories directly from the app, and create social media conversations on Facebook and Twitter. You can also e-mail your favorite stories, and download your favorite content to read later on your tablet.
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What's New in Version 2.9
- Fixed an issue sometimes preventing user from downloading editions
Very good, two minor issues
I've been very happy with this version of the Inquirer. I have been reading the Kindle version for a few years and much prefer this - there seems to be more content and the images/videos are a great addition. There are two issues with this that keep it from being 5 stars in my opinion:
- Occasionally an issue will fail to download or install properly. Other reviews have mentioned this. I have found a workaround - if this happens, you can uninstall and reinstall the Inquirer app. That appears to clear the downloaded issues. You can then re-download the issue and it will work fine.
- It doesn't remember where in the paper you were after switching apps or locking for a fee minutes. I haven't found a workaround for this yet.
Overall I am very happy with this version of the paper.
Good potential, failed delivery
The format and design of this app is high quality, and if they would address a few major flaws it has a chance to be a stellar digital newspaper. But first of all, the inquirer needs to settle on just one digital version. Having this, which is not the full newspaper and requires a special paid subscription, and then the digital replica edition, which is visually not nearly as appealing but comes with a paid print subscription, is just stupid. Stick with one, and use it. This app's format is the one they should stick with, and then work out the bugs.
The major, major, fatal flaw in this app in my experience is the fact that it simply does not load many days. I am paying for a subscription that I only can access maybe 1/3 of the time. When I tap on the day's edition that I want to read, I get nothing but a black screen. I'm sure a simple update can fix this, but they need to dedicate the resources to make this work right - I know they're limited, but these are the investments you have to make if you want to not only survive but thrive in this digital age as a traditional newspaper.
If this app worked properly and if this were the design they used for their full content and got rid of this ridiculous idea of having two separate inquirer apps, then the Inquirer stands a chance of being one of the better digital newspapers available. They could promote this app as a serious option for iPad users who want to keep up with a strong second tier, major market newspaper. If the Inquirer fails to keep up in this transforming digital age, they will have themselves to blame. Get with it, because this app, for all of its flaws, has potential. It just needs a little TLC, some real dedication from the organization, and a truly fine app could be developed here. Here's hoping they do, because as it stands, only being able to access 1/3 of the editions, I have no intention of renewing my subscription
Had the app for over a year. Not a week goes by when at least one edition doesn't download. Very disappointed.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jan 22, 2013
- Version: 2.9
- Size: 4.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Philadelphia Media Network (Digital), LLC
- © Philadelphia Media Network, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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