Thursday, February 3, 2011

New York Times iPad app crashes again




There has been a lot of trouble since the NYTimes went from editor's choice to the full iPad app.
The app did crash all the time when trying to start or loading an older article. But with the 12/28/2010 everything went better. I was close to write a blog entry how fast the app now updates new content and how stable the app is.
But since two days i can't read any article. As soon i start the app it crashes the iPad completely ad let the iPad reboot, but actually it is not a real reboot.
I see the apple logo in the middle of the screen but it takes too short for a reboot and the other apps are still open when i open the app dock.
I had to uninstall the app and install again. Which means i had to log in again with my credentials. The app did work fine for one day and then i had to do the same again.

NYtimes has to improve a lot before they can start to charge for their app.
Last year they announced that beginning of this year they will charge the user. However it did not happen yet. I guess partly of their crashing issue and partly because Apple has their own idea how the the purchase shall work. For Apple there is not a daily subscription option and the buy has to be an in app buy with revenue share of 30% to Apple.


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9 comments:

  1. I had the same problem that you had. The app was working fine and like you I thought the days of crashing were over. However about two days ago It crashed and like you, it would kick me out and do a pseudo reboot. Nothing short of deleting and reinstalling the app solved the problem. I hope they get all the bugs worked out. I really like the NYT app and would be happy to pay, but only if it is reliable.

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  2. I like the app too if therecwould be now crashes. Uch better than the new the daily. I would not mind to pay neither if it is stable. It is a shame that they have problems. NYT does not build articles especially for the iPad and something there are open tags which keeps the app crashing. They should do a better job.

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  3. Same here... I like reading NYT every morning before I start my day. Not for the past few days... For some odd reason, I think the bottom ad causes the crash as the old (not refreshed yet) page loads with a blank spot where the ad should be and looks like crashing while seemingly trying to load it...

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  4. Same here... I like reading NYT every morning before I start my day. Not for the past few days... For some odd reason, I think the bottom ad causes the crash as the old (not refreshed yet) page loads with a blank spot where the ad should be and looks like crashing while seemingly trying to load it...

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  5. Same problem for me. Seconds after I start the NYT app, it appears to reboot my iPad. Downloading it again makes no difference for me.

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  6. Try to delete it and then to sync from iTunes, this helps sometimes.

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  7. I have been a NYT subscriber for years. I bought the ipad to read the paper and go "paperless"
    The NYT app does not function. I am canceling my subscription. PERIOD.

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  8. Same here. Deleted and re-installed the app several times but the problem persists.

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