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macfan881
Sep 28, 2009, 10:48 PM
this is a excerpt from Downloadsquad.com

The most compelling feature, from by brieding and screen shots -- I wasn't allowed early access to the app itself -- is what Gump called, "Coverflow for news." A feature which lets users swipe through pictures and bullet points, looking for points of interest in the days popular headlines.

Positioned as a premium app, you'll have to fork over $1.99 for the goods, and tolerate just a wee bit of advertising mixed with your content. From what was relayed to me -- and I pressed -- none of the advertising sounds particularly intrusive, with a total lack of preroll video advertising, and sponsor adds appearing inline with, but visually separated from, the textual content.

Also on tap, breaking news alerts for interests you've defined, the ability to store news for later (airplane mode) and of course, social sharing on Facebook, Twitter and via email. And, when you get sick of reading the news, you can make the news -- via iReport -- with mobile uploads of video and images. "People in the field really do have access to the most compelling content, whether that be photo or video", which will be vetted as the current web version of iReport is, both by user filtering and "a small percentage" by human editors at CNN for airing on the network, or publishing on the main CNN site.

from what im seeing it looks very good im downloading the App as we speak

heres the full linkhttp://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/09/28/cnn-makes-bigger-mobile-push-with-new-iphone-app/



str1f3
Sep 28, 2009, 11:18 PM
Kind of funny. In the Tweetie 2.0 thread I supported atebits on the right to charge an upgrade price but I'm a little concerned about this. They're charging for the app and it will have advertising? It had better be one heck of an app and the push notifications would have to be significantly better than AP's (though I'm not sure that I would care).

macfan881
Sep 28, 2009, 11:26 PM
the ads are not bad at all i hardley notice them so far im playing around with the app right now and its pretty amazing so far Video Qauilty is excelent on wifi ill post some pics up in a few

techiegirl
Sep 28, 2009, 11:31 PM
I agree. Video quality is very good. I'm hoping this app really offers live video streaming, at least during breaking news and not requiring wifi.

aznkid25
Sep 28, 2009, 11:35 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5369713/cnns-iphone-app-makes-other-news-apps-look-lazy-cheap

It's going to cost $2.

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/4/2009/09/500x_MUSLIN.jpg


http://itunes.com/apps/cnnmobile

Who will buy it for $2?

str1f3
Sep 28, 2009, 11:39 PM
I just bought the app and it is pretty slick and it is right up there with NPR and the NY Times app. The ads are not nearly as intrusive. They're embedded within the page and not constantly there like the NYT (but then it is free). The iReport feature is slick as well as Coverflow. I'm curious as to how it will handle push notifications.

macfan881
Sep 28, 2009, 11:41 PM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/neo881/4df8827b-1.jpghttp://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/neo881/df2cf9b2.jpghttp://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/neo881/366b98d4.jpghttp://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/neo881/366b98d4.jpghttp://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/neo881/0951123f.jpg

Here are some pics as now I think this will be my Main news app and I cant wait to see how this turns out to be.

daihard
Sep 28, 2009, 11:46 PM
http://itunes.com/apps/cnnmobile

Who will buy it for $2?
I may. Seems like it's got a lot of great live contents.

IBradMac
Sep 29, 2009, 12:19 AM
I like the coverflow view. I may..

specify
Sep 29, 2009, 12:23 AM
If it's got live content then I will

mavis
Sep 29, 2009, 12:59 AM
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Save your money. Slow, ad-supported (!) garbage, IMO.

D3lta
Sep 29, 2009, 01:06 AM
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Save your money. Slow, ad-supported (!) garbage, IMO.

Slow? What device are you using? It's extremely smooth on my 3GS.

mavis
Sep 29, 2009, 01:34 AM
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Save your money. Slow, ad-supported (!) garbage, IMO.

Slow? What device are you using? It's extremely smooth on my 3GS.

3GS here, too. What I mean is that it takes FOREVER for the data to load, even on a 7.2Mbps 3G network. Also, what's with the ads?! The ads in this app are FAR more intrusive than those in AP Mobile News, and that app is FREE! What the heck are we paying for?

outz
Sep 29, 2009, 01:39 AM
thanks... this app seems nice. i don't watch cnn often but i purchased the app in hopes it will show the other news orgs what they need to do!

Gokunama
Sep 29, 2009, 01:41 AM
CNN Money app is available here in Japan, the CNN mobile site isn't available to us in Japan, so I'm hoping the CNN app will be available in the Japan iTunes store. A link to the app?

elpmas
Sep 29, 2009, 01:50 AM
Very nice. :]

Rayfire
Sep 29, 2009, 02:17 AM
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3GS here, too. What I mean is that it takes FOREVER for the data to load, even on a 7.2Mbps 3G network. Also, what's with the ads?! The ads in this app are FAR more intrusive than those in AP Mobile News, and that app is FREE! What the heck are we paying for?

Wow there's adds on it? Great! :rolleyes:

joedirt88
Sep 29, 2009, 02:37 AM
Too bad it's CNN news.:rolleyes: Maybe Obama will buy it for you. :D

Kahnyl
Sep 29, 2009, 02:37 AM
I'm not seeing it in a search. Anybody got a direct link?

PCboarder
Sep 29, 2009, 02:41 AM
Just bought the app. Its Great!!! Well worth 2 bucks. The data loads very fast on my 3g phone so i dunno what 3GS owners are talking about. Yes the application is ad supported but they are NOT intrusive at all.

This is the best news application available.

Peace
Sep 29, 2009, 02:43 AM
Here's the link.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=331786748&mt=8

Rayfire
Sep 29, 2009, 02:49 AM
Can someone post a screenshot where there are ads on it?
I want to see how non-intrusive it is (if it really is), thanks in advance.

opticalserenity
Sep 29, 2009, 02:56 AM
I wish Fox News had an app like this....I'd be glad to pay $2.99 for an ad free version.

str1f3
Sep 29, 2009, 03:36 AM
I wish Fox News had an app like this....I'd be glad to pay $2.99 for an ad free version.

LOL! Anyway apparently part of the push notification feature is it's supposed to alert you during important live press conferences (and the like) so you can watch the live CNN feed from the app.

Gokunama
Sep 29, 2009, 04:01 AM
Are just those in North America getting this, like the CNN mobile site? The Japan iTunes store says it can't complete my request when I go through that link.

DuckSoup
Sep 29, 2009, 05:40 AM
It's about time. I was wondering when they were going to get off their dupas and put an app out there.

Mike

thabronx31
Sep 29, 2009, 06:12 AM
Ads, and you have to pay, I'll pass :p

mavis
Sep 29, 2009, 06:19 AM
Yes the application is ad supported but they are NOT intrusive at all.
Maybe "intrusive" wasn't the right word. Prominent, conspicuous, pronounced - those are probably better.

White ads in an app that has an entirely jet-black interface? Yeah. There's a word for that.

UGLY.
http://www.mavisxp.com/iPhone/CNN2.PNG

I understand that some companies/devs need to use ads to help pay the bills, but what I don't get is why we have to PAY to see them. It just doesn't make sense to me at all. Not to mention the possible privacy issues:

http://www.mavisxp.com/iPhone/CNN1.PNG

I guess I just expected more from CNN, especially with this being a premium (i.e, not FREE) app ... :mad:

emailYasmin
Sep 29, 2009, 06:50 AM
I for one, will not pay for app with ads.

No matter how negligible they are.

EarthDawn
Sep 29, 2009, 08:11 AM
AP news app is great and like it was said before its free and the ads are barely noticable....

macfan881
Sep 29, 2009, 08:40 AM
Wow People will really complain about anything the ads are hardly noticible and the ads are up for like 1 secdond maybe to really need stop whining geez.

return7
Sep 29, 2009, 08:53 AM
downloading it now to give it a go

bbplayer5
Sep 29, 2009, 09:03 AM
Color me impressed

RobT
Sep 29, 2009, 09:10 AM
So, to those who downloaded, is the app any good? Would you recommend it?

Are the ads tolerable or just too annoying?

macfan881
Sep 29, 2009, 09:24 AM
dont belve the reviews on the ads i really cant see why people are crying over them there like up for a second or 2 hardly noticiable. overall the app is great as you can see my pics above Video is amazing on Wifi dont have a iPhone to check out how it is over edge/3G etc. As of now this is my main news app on my iPod

macfan881
Sep 29, 2009, 09:26 AM
Also just got my first push update on a Breaking news story as well.

str1f3
Sep 29, 2009, 10:32 AM
So, to those who downloaded, is the app any good? Would you recommend it?

Are the ads tolerable or just too annoying?

It's not too noticeable. They have a list of news stories that you scroll through but one of them is an ad. Sometimes the splash screen displays an ad when loading as well. It's not nearly as annoying as the NYT app where it consistently cuts off a portion of the screen.

AHDuke99
Sep 29, 2009, 10:47 AM
Perhaps this app will be more useful than the AP Mobile joke of an app. It seems well-made from what I've used thus far. If only Foxnews would make a native app now!

On an unrelated note, it says I can connect it to Facebook and all, but I don't know how. Settings has on/off switch but nowhere to enter my account.

D3lta
Sep 29, 2009, 11:27 AM
Push Notifictions:

http://i34.tinypic.com/21cuknm.png

Here are what ads look like to those asking (and complaining):

http://i38.tinypic.com/epow2h.png


This ad shows up before videos for about 2 seconds; it's just an image -- not a video.
http://i37.tinypic.com/ax1a2r.png

Also, CNN has a video talking about the app:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2009/09/29/am.seg.iphone.app.cnn

DiamondMac
Sep 29, 2009, 11:39 AM
Friend bought it. It looks very nice except for the AD's which did extremely annoy me and my friend who got it. He had one page where 2 of them were taking up 1/4th the screen. For a paying app?

I still won't buy it though as most other news apps do just fine for me such as NYT, AP, etc...

nutsnbolts
Sep 29, 2009, 11:58 AM
Wierd, I thought I purchased (i did click on it) the paid version, yet I see ads still in the news.

david77
Sep 29, 2009, 11:58 AM
How did you get the Breaking News alerts to work?

Push Notifictions:

http://i34.tinypic.com/21cuknm.png

Here are what ads look like to those asking (and complaining):

http://i38.tinypic.com/epow2h.png


This ad shows up before videos for about 2 seconds; it's just an image -- not a video.
http://i37.tinypic.com/ax1a2r.png

Also, CNN has a video talking about the app:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2009/09/29/am.seg.iphone.app.cnn

*GG*
Sep 29, 2009, 12:02 PM
Are just those in North America getting this, like the CNN mobile site? The Japan iTunes store says it can't complete my request when I go through that link.

It's looking like it. It says unavailable for the UK store as well.

D3lta
Sep 29, 2009, 12:03 PM
How did you get the Breaking News alerts to work?

The first time I launched the app, it asked me if it could push notifications to me and I hit yes.

-Ryan-
Sep 29, 2009, 12:06 PM
Anyone know if this will be coming to the UK? I'd love a BBC News App, but I doubt it'll ever come..

199708
Sep 29, 2009, 12:14 PM
Sad to see that ads have made it to paid app's as well. :mad:

diesel
Sep 29, 2009, 01:10 PM
I for one am disappointed in the app. There is no way from what I can see in the app for me to customize what types/categories of news alerts to get pushed to me. I guess they just push whatever they want to and I have to accept that. However, what really irks me is the limited number of headlines that I am able to access via the app. Far less than what's available on their site and even in their mobile site. basically, unless you check the news probably every several hours, anything previous will just disappear.

very disappointed indeed.

techiegirl
Sep 29, 2009, 01:14 PM
Has anybody tested on whether the LIVE video is actually live?

SpaceKitty
Sep 29, 2009, 01:56 PM
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Save your money. Slow, ad-supported (!) garbage, IMO.

Ad supported and yet it costs $1.99??? :confused:

MacRumors
Sep 29, 2009, 02:18 PM
http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/09/29/cnn-mobile-appears-in-app-store/)


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2009/09/29/151612-cnn_news_browsing.jpg

CNN today announced (http://www.timewarner.com/corp/newsroom/pr/0,20812,1926660,00.html) that it has launched a new iPhone application, CNN Mobile [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=331786748&mt=8), $1.99], bringing print and video news coverage, as well as integration with the news network's iReport feature that allows users to record and submit their own eyewitness accounts of news stories.Maximizing the revolutionary features of iPhone OS 3.1, the new CNN App showcases news of the day through text, video and photos. It also features live breaking news video, push notification, localization and personalization tools, user-generated content capture and upload functionality through iReport, and more.

"The CNN App has what we think is one of the best user experiences around, and will quickly become an essential daily news source for many iPhone and iPod touch users,"said Louis Gump, vice president of CNN Mobile. "We tailored the best of CNN specifically for them, whether they check in from the beach, the airport or the ballpark."The video streaming feature of CNN Mobile offers pre-recorded clips, but also allows CNN to send news alerts and provide live coverage when breaking news strikes. Personalization allows users to customize their application to deliver local news, weather, and traffic alongside world and national news, and the application also allows users to save text articles for offline viewing.

Integration with iReport allows users to not only browse user-generated content, but also to submit photos and video directly to the service. And finally, users are able to easily share stories with others via e-mail, SMS, Twitter and Facebook integration.


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2009/09/29/151612-cnn_weather.jpg http://images.macrumors.com/article/2009/09/29/151612-cnn_ireport.jpg


Article Link: 'CNN Mobile' Appears in App Store (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/09/29/cnn-mobile-appears-in-app-store/)

Squonk
Sep 29, 2009, 02:26 PM
I'll be buying it tonight!:D

macaddiict
Sep 29, 2009, 02:27 PM
I'd been wondering when we would see a CNN app... they may just get my $2! MacRumors + CNN = my daily addictions

Rojo
Sep 29, 2009, 02:34 PM
Hmmm....I might get it, and don't mind paying $2 for it.
But only if it's FAST.
I've been disappointed by too many "official" apps from companies who took way too long to deliver an iPhone app, only for it to be worse than their previous mobile web sites (I'm looking at you, Flickr!).

So I'll wait for reviews first....

EDIT: Early reviews say there are ads...in a PAID app! Oh hell no. If they want to offer a free version with ads, then ok. But if it's paid, it should have NO ads.

Kaibelf
Sep 29, 2009, 02:43 PM
EDIT: Early reviews say there are ads...in a PAID app! Oh hell no. If they want to offer a free version with ads, then ok. But if it's paid, it should have NO ads.

I couldn't agree more! I'll stick with AP Mobile reader.

infowarfare
Sep 29, 2009, 02:50 PM
My god you whiny little children...

Have any of you ever actually watched CNN on TV? Well if you have, guess what, it's not part of the free network channels, you are paying for it as part of a basic cable package and yes, they still show ads! So you are paying and seeing ads, whether it's on TV or on your iPhone... get over it people and grow up! :rolleyes:

D3lta
Sep 29, 2009, 02:56 PM
Has anybody tested on whether the LIVE video is actually live?

I was watching the live feed in my car and it was great. I'd say there's a small delay, probably 2-4 seconds, which doesn't seem too bad.

If you watch the CNN.com feed and the one on the app (iPhone is on 3G, not Wi-Fi) at the same time, you'll see there's a minor delay. But on Wi-Fi, there isn't any delay.

Overall, I think this is a great app... the ads aren't a big deal to me, but it'd be nice if they got rid of them.

DiamondMac
Sep 29, 2009, 02:56 PM
My god you whiny little children...

Yet another "grow up" argument that has nothing to do with growing up, just people that don't agree with your opinion

Never understood why people use that phrase when it doesn't apply.

It just makes the poster look weak in their argument.

VenusianSky
Sep 29, 2009, 03:17 PM
Just found out about this app from a link on the CNN mobile site. I use the CNN mobile site almost every day (have it on my home screen). Nice to see a dedicated app. I will probably grab this. I also just downloaded the ESPN Radio app today after hearing about it on Mike & Mike this morning. It was worth the price to pick up my local ESPN radio from anywhere.

Thrilledge
Sep 29, 2009, 04:10 PM
CNN was doing a little segment showing this app off today. And it look really impressive. Especially the part about uploading Ireports. And streaming Breaking News.

mavis
Sep 29, 2009, 04:13 PM
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Save your money. Slow, ad-supported (!) garbage, IMO.

Ad supported and yet it costs $1.99??? :confused:

Exactly. A paid app that's chock full of glaringly conspicuous ads. What an absolute JOKE.

intake66
Sep 29, 2009, 05:49 PM
I doubt that I would pay 2 bucks for an app like this. The news is great an all but there are plenty of free places to receive even better non biased news.

srl7741
Sep 29, 2009, 06:04 PM
The Ads are disappointing to say the least. If the App was free I would understand. Personally, Ads are an insult.

joedirt88
Sep 29, 2009, 06:27 PM
I wish Fox News had an app like this....I'd be glad to pay $2.99 for an ad free version.

:)

justit
Sep 29, 2009, 06:34 PM
I wish Fox News had an app like this....I'd be glad to pay $2.99 for an ad free version.

get the iPhone eyetv app $4.99 and you can watch any channel live or recorded

macUser2007
Sep 29, 2009, 07:32 PM
get the iPhone eyetv app $4.99 and you can watch any channel live or recorded

and if you get Orb, you can watch your live and recorded tv, as well any video/photo/music file you have on your computer.....

XciteMe
Sep 29, 2009, 09:05 PM
Yet another "grow up" argument that has nothing to do with growing up, just people that don't agree with your opinion

Never understood why people use that phrase when it doesn't apply.

It just makes the poster look weak in their argument.

No, he's right, you need to grow up. ANYBODY complaining about this excellent news app using ads, needs to also grow up.

ADVERTISING is a multi billion dollar industry practice... It's how the WORLD works. Companies advertise, which makes it possible for us to see shows on TV or movies in theaters or products in stores.

If you don't wanna pay $2 for a news app because of tiny bars that appear onscreen for seconds at a time, FINE. Make sure you also refuse to drive down a street with a billboard, or to watch a channel that has commercials, or rent a DVD with previews, or food that says on the package "Also try..." etc. etc.

david77
Sep 29, 2009, 09:25 PM
The first time I launched the app, it asked me if it could push notifications to me and I hit yes.

I did the same but I haven't received any alerts. Anybody have any suggestions?

daihard
Sep 29, 2009, 11:42 PM
I doubt that I would pay 2 bucks for an app like this. The news is great an all but there are plenty of free places to receive even better non biased news.

Non-biased news like what, FOX? :D

daihard
Sep 29, 2009, 11:51 PM
If you don't wanna pay $2 for a news app because of tiny bars that appear onscreen for seconds at a time, FINE. Make sure you also refuse to drive down a street with a billboard, or to watch a channel that has commercials, or rent a DVD with previews, or food that says on the package "Also try..." etc. etc.
I'd suggest that you cool down a bit, too.

It all depends upon what you consider worth the money, doesn't it? I find it perfectly reasonable that someone refuses to pay $2 for an ad-laden iPhone application while agreeing to rent a commercial DVD with previews for $3-4.

Besides, you can choose an application other than CNN Mobile. That's often not the case with TV programs and DVDs.

Mr. Gates
Sep 30, 2009, 01:26 AM
Thats funny, on the CNN video they admit to not being iPhone users. " we use blackberry so forgive us if we mess this up"
Well from the comments on this thread, I would say they have.:rolleyes:

mavis
Sep 30, 2009, 01:30 AM
If you don't wanna pay $2 for a news app because of tiny bars that appear onscreen for seconds at a time, FINE. Make sure you also refuse to drive down a street with a billboard, or to watch a channel that has commercials, or rent a DVD with previews, or food that says on the package "Also try..." etc. etc.

Actually, I avoid advertising whenever possible. There are no billboards in my town, I pay $60 for TV seasons through iTunes so that I don't HAVE to watch shows on TV with ads (in fact I refuse to watch OTA programming, EVER, because I hate having ads shoved down my throat), and I don't rent DVDs (even if I did, I've hacked my DVD player to bypass all of the ads and skip right to the longest title on the disc, which is invariably the movie) ... As for food, I generally eat it and discard the packaging. ;) On my computer I use FF+adblock, I hack my iPhone and use a modified hosts file to cut some of the advertising in Safari, and I use fairly aggressive anti-spam filters plus a white/grey/blacklist system to cut down on email advertising.

Regardless of my disdain for advertising in general, however, the fact is that I paid for this app and expect more than this. I payed money to have ads thrust in my face? WTF?!

army91c
Sep 30, 2009, 02:52 AM
LoL.... ads thrust in your face is a bit much don't you think? As far as unbiased news..... Those of you that say cnn is biased prob don't believe anything unless it comes from Fixed news.

I like the app a lot of course except for all those adds being thrust in my face :rolleyes:

It's $2 for an app that is updated constantly.... a few flashes of an add really isn't a big deal for what you get imho. Plus you can customize your experience, get local news and info, watch video.... very well done and worth every $.01 of $2.00

macfan881
Sep 30, 2009, 07:31 AM
Actually, I avoid advertising whenever possible. There are no billboards in my town, I pay $60 for TV seasons through iTunes so that I don't HAVE to watch shows on TV with ads (in fact I refuse to watch OTA programming, EVER, because I hate having ads shoved down my throat), and I don't rent DVDs (even if I did, I've hacked my DVD player to bypass all of the ads and skip right to the longest title on the disc, which is invariably the movie) ... As for food, I generally eat it and discard the packaging. ;) On my computer I use FF+adblock, I hack my iPhone and use a modified hosts file to cut some of the advertising in Safari, and I use fairly aggressive anti-spam filters plus a white/grey/blacklist system to cut down on email advertising.

Regardless of my disdain for advertising in general, however, the fact is that I paid for this app and expect more than this. I payed money to have ads thrust in my face? WTF?!
my lord you sound like you were scared by a tv add when you were a kid seriously get a life.:rolleyes:

Stewie
Sep 30, 2009, 08:07 AM
If I am paying for an app there there should not be any ads in it. That is just complete BS. I don't care how unobtrusive the ads are.

mavis
Sep 30, 2009, 09:12 AM
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Actually, I avoid advertising whenever possible. There are no billboards in my town, I pay $60 for TV seasons through iTunes so that I don't HAVE to watch shows on TV with ads (in fact I refuse to watch OTA programming, EVER, because I hate having ads shoved down my throat), and I don't rent DVDs (even if I did, I've hacked my DVD player to bypass all of the ads and skip right to the longest title on the disc, which is invariably the movie) ... As for food, I generally eat it and discard the packaging. ;) On my computer I use FF+adblock, I hack my iPhone and use a modified hosts file to cut some of the advertising in Safari, and I use fairly aggressive anti-spam filters plus a white/grey/blacklist system to cut down on email advertising.

Regardless of my disdain for advertising in general, however, the fact is that I paid for this app and expect more than this. I payed money to have ads thrust in my face? WTF?!
my lord you sound like you were scared by a tv add when you were a kid seriously get a life.:rolleyes:

I do have a life, which is precisely why I don't like to waste my time watching ads. Good call. ;)

bigmc6000
Sep 30, 2009, 10:16 AM
We're comparing cnn.com to the iPhone app. Cnn.com, last time I checked, wait, let me check again, ah, yes, it's free, 100% free and it's got ads to make it that way. Now, if you're going to charge people to view your content on the internet it's been a long established norm that pay = no ads. If CNN doesn't want to follow this that's fine but I hope all of you people who are paying realize that you're paying for something you can get, legally, 100% free on your computer.

Don't try the "it cost money to make the app" argument either because it costs much, much more to maintain cnn.com and update it etc than it did to make this app and the website is still free.

Free = ad supported, paid = supported via paying for it. You shouldn't support companies that are trying to double dip - especially multi-billion dollar ones that are just trying to squeeze every last cent out of you they can.

SpaceKitty
Sep 30, 2009, 10:30 AM
If I am paying for an app there there should not be any ads in it. That is just complete BS. I don't care how unobtrusive the ads are.

Agreed. This would be like HBO suddenly cramming commercial breaks in the middle of it's movies. We pay a premium for that channel because it is commercial free. I expect apps to be the same way. Lots of free apps have ads for a reason, they are free. Paid apps are making the dev money so we should expect them to be ad free.

I too rarely watch TV anymore due to the commercials. I buy all my TV shows on iTunes because they are commercial regardless of how much they cost.

jozeppy26
Sep 30, 2009, 10:31 AM
Free = ad supported, paid = supported via paying for it. You shouldn't support companies that are trying to double dip - especially multi-billion dollar ones that are just trying to squeeze every last cent out of you they can.

Why not? The more they charge, the more money that will go towards Obama's re-election campaign.

SpaceKitty
Sep 30, 2009, 10:33 AM
Why not? The more they charge, the more money that will go towards Obama's re-election campaign.

Even more of a reason not to buy the app. :D

bigmc6000
Sep 30, 2009, 10:56 AM
Why not? The more they charge, the more money that will go towards Obama's re-election campaign.

Oh SNAP!

leons
Sep 30, 2009, 03:16 PM
I bought it, but can't find the live feed. How do I get to it?

Also, are the push notifications counted against your SMS?

macfan881
Sep 30, 2009, 09:57 PM
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I do have a life, which is precisely why I don't like to waste my time watching ads. Good call. ;)

well if you have a magazine subscription or newspaper subscription guess what your paying for Ads to omg

mavis
Oct 1, 2009, 01:19 AM
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I do have a life, which is precisely why I don't like to waste my time watching ads. Good call. ;)

well if you have a magazine subscription or newspaper subscription guess what your paying for Ads to omg

Which is part of the reason I subscribe to neither. Who reads magazines and newspapers these days, anyway? Yesterday's stale news? No thanks.

kayno
Oct 2, 2009, 09:02 AM
I bought it, but can't find the live feed. How do I get to it?

Also, are the push notifications counted against your SMS?

I dont think they have live feed 100% of the time, Only on certain occassions. As for push notifications, No they do not count against your SMS..

SAIRUS
Oct 4, 2009, 07:54 AM
Do all the grow up responses belong to apple and or cnn employees? Possibly former communist leaders? CONFORM EVERYONE, ITS LESS OF A HEADACHE WHEN WE THINK FOR YOU*.

Honestly with the great amount of free choices one can pick (its called FREEDOM OF CHOICE*), the CNN app will likely have to get cheaper. Just because the cable industry is pretty set in their practices, doesn't mean we should let formats we don't like exist just because they have already. We're the consumers and the corporations should be working for us, not the other way around.


*Hi I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC respectively. Ohhhh I'm just kidding. I'm a fan of both.

DiamondMac
Oct 6, 2009, 10:44 AM
No, he's right, you need to grow up. ANYBODY complaining about this excellent news app using ads, needs to also grow up.

Again, what correlation does growing up have to do with this?

People of all ages on many forums (and in their reviews) apparently don't like it.

This idea of "That is how the world works" really doesn't answer the question of connecting the two because of how incredibly broad that answer is.

It's ok if you have nothing else to add other than not liking what someone said. Just admit that rather than trying to be 'cool' online with petty insults

mavis
Oct 9, 2009, 04:29 AM
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No, he's right, you need to grow up. ANYBODY complaining about this excellent news app using ads, needs to also grow up.

Again, what correlation does growing up have to do with this?

People of all ages on many forums (and in their reviews) apparently don't like it.

This idea of "That is how the world works" really doesn't answer the question of connecting the two because of how incredibly broad that answer is.

It's ok if you have nothing else to add other than not liking what someone said. Just admit that rather than trying to be 'cool' online with petty insults

Agreed, 100%. Well said.