By Resignation Media, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
*Probably the Best App in the World*
All day, every day, theCHIVE brings you the most funny, sexy, and heartwarming photos & videos. theCHIVE app is a buffet of hilarity and hotness, with a touch of humanity…all served up in pictures and videos for your viewing pleasure. You must be really special!
Little known facts about theCHIVE:
- You will never be bored at school or work again. Ever.
- 3 out of 5 dentists surveyed say theCHIVE app improves oral hygiene.
- Bathroom breaks will be much more entertaining.
- You will get more right swipes and give more left swipes.
- theCHIVE app promotes whirled peas.
- theCHIVE app is way funnier than this. Get busy downloading!
"theCHIVE is the most entertaining website on the internet."
-James Hibbard, Entertainment Weekly
What's New in Version 2.2.37
* Google Login is now back for comments!
* If you've got iOS 11, then this fix is for you! We've tweaked some small things to make it look better.
* And of course, lots of shiny bug fixes to improve performance and app stability.
Jumped the shark with ads
The Chive has always meant much more to me than just an app full of funny galleries. It’s a community with a cause. I’ve bought Chive merchandise, supported Chive Charities, and have been proud to call myself a Chiver. I get it, nothing is free. I know at the end of the day it’s a business, and businesses have to be profitable, but this app has recently become a minefield of ads. Noisy video ads that pop up without warning, bottom banner ads that slide up to fill half the screen, etc etc. The ads have crossed the line from being a perfectly acceptable consequence of enjoying free content to being a truly annoying experience. All of this conveniently getting progressively more annoying upon the introduction of a $4.99 a month subscription for “ad-free”. I’m deleting this app for now. Guys, please take a closer look at this direction you are taking. When you ask, we Chivers deliver. When someone is in need, we blow the roof off fundraising. If you’re hard up for cash, please consider treating us with some respect and laying it out straight, instead of hitting us with some Clockwork Orange crap. I bet a majority of the true Chivers would make it rain on a fundraiser to keep you all doing what you do. This overly aggressive ad strategy makes me feel like a commodity and not a member of the community.
CRASHES. DELETING THIS APP.
Just updated to latest version again. Won't open up! Just crashes! Even after reload!
Update on the new update: I’ve followed The Chive since before they had this app. It used to be funny and entertaining. Now it is all about reposted memes and bouncing boobs. I’m a guy and this is even too much for me. Not to mention all the ads, which after the last update they added MORE. Biggest complaint from everyone are the ads and what does Chive do? MORE ADS! As I scroll on the main page they’ve added short video clips between the galleries. Every time I scroll past one of those I get a short audio blip. My phone is on vibrate and the audio STILL PLAYS. Ridiculous. It has also been randomly going to the adverts web page even though I never clicked on the ad. This last update made that problem worse and it get stuck in a loop when I click back to the app it immediately goes back to the adverts web page, over and over and over, till I force close the app. The Chive started out well, now it’s about the ad money. I won’t pay for the ad free version and I will no longer use the app. You will also be losing any future donation’s to your charities. Chive has become Greedy, maybe that’s why the C in Chive is green.
Too many ads, everywhere
Let me preface my review with this: theChive’s cause is noble, the people are great-hearted, and I generally appreciate everything they do. However, at some point they sold their soul with ads. Now the amount of ads they deploy is so awful that it causes attrition of their user base, the user base on which their foundation is built.
Like many other reviews have said, there are just too many ads. Video ads, banner ads, pop up ads, iOS store pop up redirect ads, mid-post ads, self promotion ads, and ads as posts themselves. The worst being a new aggressive ad feature where some audio/video ad loads in the backgrounds and 1-3 second of audio bursts out of my device, every 10-15 seconds. This effectively prevents anyone from listening to music in the background audio while using the app.
And last but not least, they want you to pay a monthly premium just so you can continue viewing their content without the constant bombardment of ads (malware). I can understand a one-time no-ad purchase of a premium app, but the app is not a streaming tv service. If the want to branch off a new app as chiveTV that’s another thing.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Oct 16, 2017
- Version: 2.2.37
- Size: 76.0 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese (Hong Kong), Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Seller: Resignation Media, LLC
- © Copyright 2011-2017 Resignation Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.