The Guardian (UK newspaper)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by odelay, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. odelay macrumors 6502

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    Have people seen the new Guardian official app? I'm really impressed. Much better than I was expecting. Cusomisable front page, galleries, audio content, offline caching. Here's some screenshots:
     

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  2. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    That's looking good. I read The Guardian online every day so will install this app ASAP. Many thanks. I trust it is a free app?
     
  3. odelay thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, not free unfortunately. But worth it IMO @ £2.39
     
  4. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

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    Excellent app. bring on Twitter integration!

    Steve.
     
  5. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    that's good. The Guardian is the only paper I read on a regular basis, so I'm pleased to have a good iPhone app for it!
     
  6. longdogs macrumors regular

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    Their mobile site is pretty good, but this app is just fantastic. £2.39 very well spent in my book.
     
  7. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    The offline button is a bit hidden - it should be up the top since it's the one that'll need hitting most often. It's a shame the iPhone doesn't have a task scheduler to do it for me.

    Also no comments at all, which is really annoying - the comments are the only reason to read CiF, they're better written than the vast, vast majority of it's articles...

    Phazer
     
  8. odelay thread starter macrumors 6502

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    agree on the offline button. Should be more obvious.

    Comments are in there. Just tap "more" and "comments" is about a quarter of the way down - is this what you were referring to? You can then edit the toolbar and add them to that if you want.
     
  9. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    No, I mean blog comments etc underneath the pieces, not the presence of Comment is Free - which is useless in the Guardian without the comments as they're the only place where all the factual errors made in the factual pieces are corrected.

    Phazer
     
  10. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    What? Errors? In the Grauniad? Surely not.
     
  11. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    As someone who's been reading the Grauniad for thirty odd years the errors now days can't hold a candle to the truly surreal commonplace mixing up of paragraphs, etc, etc, of the past.
     
  12. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    If you looking for an alternative i'd recommend The Telegrpahs app. It's really good just recently been updated. Also has Twitter integration. And best of all - it's free.

    AnDy
     
  13. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    The big drawback is that it's the Torygraph. The Indy's one is quite good.
     
  14. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    i don't quite understand the nature of these news apps.. (sky news, guardian etc..)..

    why not just use a RSS reader which pulls in feeds from various news sources instead?

    maybe i'm being old skool? ;)
     
  15. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Used the Guardian app for the last couple of days, very impressed. Although a G reader, I've previously been using the Independent app. Not anymore. Although I'm using a 3G and have the ability to browse online pretty much anywhere, the ability to cache a load of stuff via wifi before leaving the house is a real godsend - fantastic for Touch users. £2.39 very well spent - only marginally more than one copy of the paper Saturday edition!
     
  16. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

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    Really impressed with it! Serious amount of content and flexibilty!

    The BBC have really missed the boat here....:(
     
  17. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
  18. Bungle73 macrumors member

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    What's wrong with using the BBC's mobile site?
     
  19. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing but I just think an apps more neat and tidy. I'd buy it in a heart beat the BBC news is by far the best. They could do a much better job than the Sky enws app which is awful.

    AnDy
     
  20. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

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    whats wrong with using twitter, facebook, rss etc etc x 1M via Safari? :eek:
     
  21. Bungle73 macrumors member

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    The BBC's mobile site works pretty well, I don't see how it could be improved with an app tbh.
     
  22. odelay thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Offline browsing, sharing articles via twitter, facebook etc, favourites (articles & sections) would all be useful features for me that aren't available from the mobile website.
     
  23. Hejog macrumors newbie

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    as news junkies i'd be really interested in your feedback on my application, Broadersheet.

    It has all the functionality of the guardian app (offline reading etc) but works for *any* news source: from the financial times, the guardian, etc etc. $4.

    read more about it here: http://broadersheet.com
     
  24. Sobek macrumors newbie

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    Very impressed with The Guardian app! It's amazing how much more flexible it feels than navigating a web page. Well worth the cash, and downloading articles is brilliant. Shame the audio only works over wifi though. Not that I want to be drawn into speculation, but it would be brilliant on a tablet too....
     
  25. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

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    Well that's great you're happy with the safari version, saves you a couple of quid! Without going into the ins and outs I'm sure the offline content mode alone makes it worth buying for most!
     

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