Timesunion.com for iPhone
By Hearst Newspapers
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Timesunion.com, the website of the Times Union daily newspaper in Albany, NY, is the best and most complete source for news, weather, sports, business and entertainment. Now you can keep current on breaking news and information via our iPhone app. We cover Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and the entire Capital Region of upstate New York. Download our app and stay connected via timesunion.com!
What's New in Version 2.0.4
Performance improvements and bug fixes
Still Terrible 5/19
Now truly deserving of one star (up from 0)! One of the best 'ad' apps!
Updated again to add a bottom of screen banner ad. Scrolling appears smoother, but still hangs during use and when scrolling past ads or horizontal videos. Some content links in menu are empty.
75-90% of the content is ads, still bloated and not useful for news. More stable, still hangs, but still not fun or pleasant to use. App Support is an email address, no feedback link within app.
TU used to provide a pretty nice app. Since the major update (now the 3rd update) its bloated with controls and clunky navigation and ads everywhere--so many it's hard to read the news. No reader view in the app--if you like this use the website. Buttons are small enough that slight variations can load a different page or ad--applies to recent update also.
Note: app uses a disk cache in settings, presumably to store some of its bulk so it can load faster.
TU wants subscribers, but this app makes me not want to read the TU at all. If Plus works through the app, the paid experience won't be any better.
Clunky and lacks functionality, accessibility
This app behaves more like a mobile website than an app. It looks sleek but functionality and accessibility leave much to be desired. Articles have no preview so you have to decide whether to click based on headlines that aren't descriptive enough. Load time on articles is very slow as well, even on high speed wi-fi. The old app was ancient but at least it worked.
Go Elsewhere for your Local News
I used to me a multi-time a day user of this app. Since the update, I rarely use it. Ads clog the screen, prompts and links don't work, and information is disorganized. For a news app, there are way too many ads and promoted stories, while are really ads disguised as news stories. My recommendation- go elsewhere for your local news.
- Category: News
- Updated: Apr 30, 2015
- Version: 2.0.4
- Size: 12.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hearst Newspapers LLC
- © Hearst Newspapers, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.