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# 70158 19-Oct-2010 15:07
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Why do they need an app when you can just browse the site on your web browser? http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/4247378/Stuff-now-on-iPad-and-iPhone

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  # 393631 19-Oct-2010 15:15
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Lots of websites have an app...




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  # 393635 19-Oct-2010 15:19
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because the herald has an app.




this is a slap in the face!

 
 
 
 


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  # 393643 19-Oct-2010 15:49
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2 crashes in first 5 mins of use....not to impressed




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  # 393663 19-Oct-2010 16:25
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Hmm.. changed my post since it looks ok on the ipad.  The iphone version doesn't look that impressive though (due to restrictive screen size).

The website apps are pretty silly.  The VF one doesn't do much other than pull up pages you could see via your browser.




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  # 393685 19-Oct-2010 16:58
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Reboot your phone/pad after installing. Crashed on an iPhone and iPad here too. i.e.: Hold down your power and home buttons until the apple logo appears....

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  # 393697 19-Oct-2010 17:20
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Interesting. The main site renders so slowly on my iPhone 3G that I generally just avoid it. In any case their site has so many ads when you're away from your desktop ad blocker

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  # 393738 19-Oct-2010 19:18
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After trying the news apps NZ Herald, NY Times and now Stuff I always go back to the browser for my news.

Safari is a core service and loads straight away but the apps all take 20s or more and you can move quickly between news sites from the bookmarks bar.

News apps may look great but they all tend to have their own style of navigation which is wearying in accessing many sites.

The new Stuff app is buggy too, possibly memory management issues.

Geekzone is great on Safari Ed, don't worry about an app!

 
 
 
 


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  # 393739 19-Oct-2010 19:19
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Crashes a lot on my IP4, I'll try rebooting.

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  # 393748 19-Oct-2010 19:38
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Works ok from install for me on ip4.

Is annoying though since it dumps you right back to main page when you finish reading a story.




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  # 393759 19-Oct-2010 20:03

I like it, a little slow but I'm due a reboot, looks great on the iPad. Would be good to introduce flash website features. Like the quiz

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  # 393765 19-Oct-2010 20:13
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For me if you close the app and try to open it again without going to another app it crashes (returns to springboard).

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  # 393818 19-Oct-2010 22:49
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Unfortunately it needs 3.2 or later so it won't run on my 2g iphone :(

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  # 393829 20-Oct-2010 00:17

out of NZ news apps, I find the tv3 one the best, and TVNZs one the worst due to how many times it crashes. The tv3 one is good, becuase you can download all the news articles, and then go offline to read them.

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  # 393839 20-Oct-2010 05:47
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I like it. It is easier to read a story as it fits the iphone screen without having to 'pinch and pull' it and skip around images to read. I can swipe sideways to go to the next story which is pretty cool.

Would be perfect if I could customise it to view preferred regional newspapers as well , eg Waikato Times

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  # 393863 20-Oct-2010 09:06
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Think I'll just stick with the mobile site at http://m.stuff.co.nz. It loads nice and fast without all the other crud and after all I'm only there to read the news.

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