Hemispheres is the monthly inflight magazine for United Airlines. With its sophisticated mix of news, travel, technology, fashion, business, lifestyle and in-depth features—all executed by the best writers, photographers and designers in the business—Hemispheres is your window on the world. The app offers all the content from the print magazine with added audio and video material, image galleries, live weblinks and interactive advertising.
Ratings and Reviews
Please fire your dev team
Come on, seriously, I need to force-quit the app and re-open to get two seconds of your home icon so I can get to my other saved summaries???? Shameful oversight!
It's so incredibly unintuitive how this app works once you're reading an issue in portrait mode. I mean....wow. I spent five minutes trying to figure out how to get back to the collection of issues screen. I even closed the app from the background because I couldn't figure it out. I've NEVER had this happen to me with any other magazine or book app and I read tons of things on my iPad. I must have 20 different magazines and ereaders on here and never had an issue like this. Turns out you have to tap and hold to bring up the menu! That's not used in ANY other iOS app I've ever seen so the developers of this should be fired or they should read a book on UX. I felt so angered by this bad user experience that I just had to rant about it here in hopes that someone at the company will read this and hire a competent mobile development team. Oh, and to make this even worse I just noticed that you not only have users swiping from page to page but also up and down to access content?? WHY?? It's so hard to tell if that's the only content on the page or if there is more. Sure, there's a little down arrow, but little is the key word. Why make it look like your content is finished if there's more down below? Give visual cues that there's more on the page by letting part of the text and images be cut off at the fold! Argghh. I would put money on it that you had a team of Indians create your apps.
iPad version is terrible
The iPad version's navigation is horrendous. Once you open the one of the issues, it's impossible to view any other issues. There is no way to close the issue and look at another one (at least none that I found). I even tried restarting the iPad, but once you open the app it goes straight to the issue that you were looking at.
Also, within the issue, you have to scroll through every page to get to the article you want to read; there is no easy way to navigate within the issue.
BTW, the iPhone version works fine for just the Three Perfect Days articles.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.