Official CNN app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MadMacxxx, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    Newport Beach, CA
    What's everyone think? I bought it, and I think it's smooth, but needs work. It's $2, though it's littered with ads, has no customizable home page (like AP), and the video stream is live from but not live from CNN on TV. Like anything else, it needs improvements... It's nice to have built in iReport support though. Overall, it's headed in the right direction.

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  2. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    I have multiple DVRs to avoid commercials The last thing I want is more adds especially on my phone. Besides I can watch cable CNN on my iphone anytime I want. I will pass.
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I think it looks nice, but I don't think it is worth $1.99

    MAYBE $.99 and I stress "maybe"!

    I think it should be free.
  4. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    I wonder how its the #1 app and #1 top grossing app in the app store already?
  5. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    Because it is new and it is CNN. The rankings are based on a short period of time so it isn't that surprising.
  6. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    What, pay to receive biased news from CNN, along with a ton of ads? No thanks, I will pass.
  7. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Northern Virginia, USA
  8. HowEver macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
    Who pays for news now?

    No thanks. This isn't news, it's a promotion for CNN.

    Same with iReport. Grab your 15 seconds of non-fame while CNN makes $$$ off the images and information.
  9. Ohmeohmom macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2006
    I think it's a great app but my live streaming doesn't seem to be working this morning. It worked for a good portion of yesterday but when I opened the app this morning there is no "live" in red across my video tab. Is it just me? does anyone have the live free on their app right now?
  10. leons macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2009
    I just bought this app specifically because it said live feeds. But I can't find them. Anybody?

    Also, two questions re: "push"

    Are the messages you receive counted against your text messages?
    Does the app have to be running to get them?
  11. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    No and No.
  12. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    live feeds are random so far they had a feed going on when the push update went out about the earthquake
  13. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    to the people complaining do you buy a news paper or get Time magazine or any other magazine other magazines have monthly subs more than two bucks a month and guess what they have ADS OMG. Seriously stop acting like whinning kids
  14. Ohmeohmom macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Well I emailed CNN app support about the lack of live feed and I got this

    "Live video does happen only at certain times in the day"

    First that's not what the app said when I bought it, it says "Live feeds" not occasional Live feeds.

    Second there's no schedule to this. The first day I bought it I had 4 or 5 hours of live straight feed. Yesterday I hardly had any. Additionally how is one to know when the live feed is going? I'm left to check it every 15 mins to see?

    VERY unhappy
  15. Motorheadbanger macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2009
    First off, to the person writing posts without proper punctuation. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to read a series of rambling words without the thought of a comma, period or question mark? Have you ever heard of a run-on sentence? Seriously, it's almost as if a kid wrote it. Way to alienate about 95% of this thread by calling them whining kids. Secondly, people have every right to complain about something they don't like about a particular app. Who are you to tell them what they should or shouldn't like? I for one will not be getting this app because of the negative reviews here and on iTunes. I'll stick with my Time Mobile app which was free and without adds. (See, CNN? It can be done.)
  16. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I like it. It's lame that it costs and has ads, but that's more of an annoyance in principle. Those complaining about the cost... it's $2. That's a cup of coffee... and not your fancy starbucks coffee, just good ol' dunkin' donuts. :D

    And even if you don't like it, at least they've put some work in to it - it's not just a copy of the mobile site in app form (like bank of america, for instance).
  17. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I'm getting sick of the coffee price comparison. While, yes, some people spend more for a latte from Starbucks every single day - I don't - some of those people think about how they spend their money. When I worked every day I got coffee from Dunkin' Donuts every day but kept track of how that money impacted my spending in the future no matter how small the amount.

    It's more that some people are just bitching about price and others are bitching about those bitching about price. To some people how their money is spent is important, even if only .99 or 2 dollars.
  18. leons macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2009
    Where/how do you turn on Push notifications if you didn't do it on first install?
  19. Ohmeohmom macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Well I have to say the live feed has been going from 10am EST so if they keep this up I'll be happy.

    Update: The live feed went from 10am eastern to 4:20 pm
  20. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Northern Virginia, USA
    When no one on the East coast is watching. It's no secret people will use this during their commutes. Except if they can't. Bet AT&T had a hand in that.
  21. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    I have to say that even though there are ads, I'm really happy wi the CNN app.

    The free Time Mobile app is pretty good too btw.
  22. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2007
    New England
    Pay for an app with ******** ad's in it? WHY ?

    Ok we pay and use it , therefore the ad's should be removable or blocked or a setting to control them.

    Absolutely NO reason for paying for an APP and than having to see garbage SPAM advertisements in the application.

    Make a Lite or Free version for the ad's
  23. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    3 questions, where is the live feed tab or location in the app?

    second does 3gunrestrictor work with this?


    how do I select what push news I want? :confused:
    I dont just want ramdon push news messages
  24. Ohmeohmom macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2006
    I know the answer to one question

    on the Video tab when there is a Live feed going it will say LIVE in red superimposed over the tv icon on the video tab
  25. knoxtown macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2007
    People are paying for a one-source news app? Wow.

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