Official CNN app

MadMacxxx

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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 CNN.com 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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sinsin07

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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.
 

HowEver

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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.
 

Ohmeohmom

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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?
 

leons

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Apr 22, 2009
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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?
 

macfan881

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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?
live feeds are random so far they had a feed going on when the push update went out about the earthquake
 

macfan881

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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.
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
 

Ohmeohmom

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Feb 22, 2006
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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
 

Motorheadbanger

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live feeds are random so far they had a feed going on when the push update went out about the earthquake
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
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.)
 

QCassidy352

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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).
 

Warbrain

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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).
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.
 

leons

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

Ohmeohmom

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Feb 22, 2006
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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
 

RobT

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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.
 

michaelsviews

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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
 

Che Castro

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

second does 3gunrestrictor work with this?

third

how do I select what push news I want? :confused:
I dont just want ramdon push news messages
 

Ohmeohmom

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Feb 22, 2006
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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