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Bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
I like the digital design
Reviewing version 4.7.2
Wired is using a portrait mode design where you move between articles by swiping left and right and read a single article by scrolling vertically. This is the first I’ve seen this design and I LOVE IT! There are many digital magazines and apps therefore, on the App Store. This is the first one I’ve enjoyed using. There are a ton of bad reviews for this app. I’m new to it. Maybe Wired introduced this style more recently than the negative reviews. Many of the reviews complain about not having a landscape mode. You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need (paraphrasing the RS). The current version is a good app with a great design.
Good content, app needs work
Problems with app:
- It insists on being in portrait mode. This turns out to be one of the buggiest parts of iOS. The bug that affected screen rotation appears to have been fixed, but this app triggered it constantly. And when using this app recently using screen zoom, my iPad locked up when the iPad rotated, and the app prevented the screen from following. There’s still a bug, and this app is the best way to find it.
- The app won’t let you pinch to zoom, nor can you select a different font. If you can’t read their selection, well, tough noogies, I guess.
- The app insists on leaving 25% of the screen as white space. You can’t expand text into it, it’s just wasted. They are forcing their aesthetics over usability, and that’s just silly.
- Ads, though. Ads are allowed to use as much of the screen as they like. 🙄
So, obviously, if you’re not their target demographic, then they don’t care about whether or not you can easily read their content.
Start Living in the Past
As good as the content of WIRED is, I feel that the older design around the 2013 era was better, but perhaps that’s just nostalgia. Otherwise, WIRED offers insight on current technology and a variety of sciences. I’d look on their site before jumping in blind, just to make sure it’s something you like.
- 27 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2018 Condé Nast
- In-App Purchases
- WIRED Magazine $1.99
- WIRED Magazine $19.99
- WIRED September 2010 $3.99
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