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An unbelievable number of bugs
Crashes in the middle of downloading print editions. Screen shows up blank after downloading print edition. Print edition does not download automatically despite turning the setting on. After manually downloading print editions for various days, they keep disappearing (despite my remaining logged in) and I have to keep downloading them over and over. Search function does not work at all - pulls up > 118,000 entries, all of which are the same set of 8 articles, repeating endlessly, from months ago...and having no relationship to the search term. This is now the 4th time in several weeks that I have had to delete (losing ALL of my data and saved articles in the process!) and reinstall the app in order to get it to stop crashing. This is beyond frustrating. The app is completely useless and I have zero interest in subscribing if this is going to be the user experience.
djh2dc on Jul 7, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Works well for me
This is the third or so major rewrite for the WP app. I'm using it in an original iPad so the fact that it is working well is somewhat of a pleasant surprise. I am already a print subscriber and other than a minor error in sign-in indications it worked well.
Argus29 on Jul 7, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Poor showing by the Post
Since "upgrading" to the July 1 version of the app, I have been unable to successfully download and read the print edition, despite being a subscriber and logging out and back in again. Dear Friends at The Post, you should deliver a better product than this. Your paying customers deserve it.
Mike5670 on Jul 7, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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No print edition download
Print edition download not working on day 1 of paid app. No contact info for help.
Archxx006 on Jul 7, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Fixed and functional
Title says it. While the print subscription confirmation failed following the upgrade and through yesterday, today it works immediately. I have no problem downloading and reading the print edition.
Jargonistic on Jul 7, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Poorly Executed Transition to Paywall - Resolved
So, the new version requiring a subscription was rolled out on a holiday when there is no support to address login problems. Not a good plan. After installing this new version, I tried to login and got an error. The same login information worked on the web site. I reset my password and was then able to login to the app. This changed my password on the website too, of course. I expected the app to know about my subscription. It certainly didn't indicate otherwise until I viewed 3 articles. When I went to validate my home subscription, it said it couldn't link the account. Not a good start. UPDATE: Two days later, the account linking problem has been fixed without even having to call for support. So, I think it's fair to update my review. I have added two stars. The app provides decent performance and has been reliable so far. I like having the print view available to browse the paper like I used to, but I still prefer the standard view. Of course, I have always enjoyed the content from the Post, but for some reason, it doesn't seem like there is as much as there used to be. Perhaps it's due to the navigation. It's basically sidescrolling to get to everything unless you use the section menu at the top. I prefer the New York Times approach where you can swipe up/down to change sections and sidescroll to change articles. Bottom line, if you like the Washington Post content, it's worth downloading this app.
GadgetComa on Jul 7, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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