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What's New in Version 5.5.5
- Fixed crash on launch
New in 5.5.4:
- Fixed network availability crashes
- Fixed crashes while swiping front section pages
- Fixed missing Newsstand icon on iPhone
- Fixed crashes on iPad while reading articles
Fixes for other crashes should be available within two weeks.
Update: recent update made the app reasonably functional again (old review below). While it's great WSJ has worked hard to bring the look and "feel" of the paper to the tablet, there are still serious performance issues and lags relative to other news apps like the NY Times and Economist. I still don't understand why I can download and archive each week's economist mag, for instance, through their app in seconds and archive dozens of past issues while it takes several minutes in some cases to download the WSJ editions. If it's multimedia content that's slowing things down, maybe less of that and more focus on getting us the text quickly? As nice as the look is, the app feels bloated. Or, how about using the background update functionality in newsstand to keep the "now" edition updated and fresh? NY Times content is updating in the background regularly from what I can tell. Seems like removing some bells and whistles to ensure text/content arrive quickly without problems might be a noble pursuit.
Old review: 1star Recent updates are atrocious. Could drive and pick up a paper faster than it takes to download. Seriously, this has become by far the worst performing app on my ipad.
WHAT IS *WRONG* WITH YOU PEOPLE?
It seems like WSJ has released DOZENS of versions of this app, but has been unable—again & again—to address the most basic, annoying problem: The "What's News" on the front page.
From the Journal's beginning in the 19th century, busy, time-starved executives have always gone first to "What's News" for an executive summary of the day.
When this app was first released, "What's News" was quick & fine.
Since then, it has NEVER worked properly. There's no response when the reader tries to view "What's News." At some random point, it pops open. But if—heaven forbid—you touched the open button twice, it disappears in a split second after appearing.
I have been a WSJ subscriber for 33 years. It is unacceptable to me that you can't solve this simple, basic problem.
It is time for sr. management to take action. This issue embarrassing and stupid for your brand.
Is there a senior manager who oversees this app? If so, perhaps it is time to fire your app team. It seems like they have had nearly 2 years to address the most basic problem in the app. Again and again, they have failed to do so.
WSJ is Inept ... "Fixed" Version Still Crashes Constantly .. Memory hog
This latest update crashes as bad or worse than before. I am writing this review because I can't read the paper. After the third crash today, I gave up. Come on, 2 years of this is enough.
Do you do any functional testing before you release it? How can you? It crashes immediately. I think you don't change anything, and call it new release.
The App gobbles memory!!! It also grows over time. I have reinstalled it from scratch a few times. It starts in the 200mb range then quickly grows to over a gig. Performance gets worse as memory is consumed. I only have 15 gig... Do u test it on iPads with that size memory.
Also, you should stop ads. I have to wait on a page until the ad finally downloads. It is doing something in the background that needs to be stopped. Then the app might work.
How can you continue to release bug infested versions.
The content is great ... The layout is great ... The reliability STINKS as clearly indicated by the extremely high number of one star ratings ... Many of us would give it negative stars if possible.
- Category: News
- Updated: Feb 20, 2014
- Version: 5.5.5
- Size: 18.0 MB
- Languages: English, German, Japanese, Korean
- Seller: Wall Street Journal
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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