The Age | iPad App
Hooray, its BACK! The Age Digital Edition has appeared back in the iTunes Store as a free trial download and install.
The trial gives you free access to The Age Digital Edition for 30 days. The digital edition is available via an iPad application and also via a browser on desktop and laptop computers.
The Age Newspaper app allows you to read an exact replica of Victoria's leading broadsheet newspaper, wherever and whenever you want.
When is an APP not an APP? When its The Age APP!
On day one of the iPad launch in Australia (Friday 28th May 2010), one of the first things we did was download the iPad App for The Age.
Every morning thereafter, we fire up the app and download the various editions of The Age like the printed version of the newspaper, Green Guide and so on. Its fabulous.. you read the paper in portrait or landscape view, zooming in and out as you would with an iPhone. Headings in highlight mode can be selected in a pop-up reader containing the article in a narrow easy to read viewer.
Issue cannot be delivered
Then about a month later something strange happened.. this message popped up when we tried to download the edition..
Issue cannot be delivered. The selected title is currently not available for download as per the publisher's request.
Same again next day, so I rang the subscription team at The Age.
The subscription team were not aware that an app had even been launched. While they were aware of an app being developed they had no launch date or further information. When told we had already had the app and had been reading the news for over a month, they were even more surprised.
I've taken a couple of pics of screenshots from Saturday June 26, 2010 just in case there are any doubters out there (see below).
A little bit of research and we discovered in the apps settings, we have Verion 1.6, and an email address of the developers who are newspaperdirect.com who are based in Canada.
We contacted newspaperdirect.com only to discover they had not obtained publishing rights from The Age and were not able to help us with this publication.
Hold The Press
We received an enquiry about the availability of an iPad App for The Age in November 2010 and did a search in the app store to find The Age had released a new version in September 2010.
The Age | iPhone App
By Fairfax Digital Australia & New Zealand Pty Limited
Get the latest breaking news from the sections you love on theage.com.au - in the order you want.
- Customise your view from more than 100 sections
- Watch full-screen news, entertainment and business video
- Enjoy access to all the news published in theage.com.au
- Flick through our stunning photo galleries
- Share stories by email, or broadcast to your Facebook or Twitter friends
- Get the latest weather and three-day forecast for your location
- Experience a world-class App that takes advantage of your iPhone's features
The App costs only $2.49 a month, renewable every 31 days. We'll send you a reminder and give you the choice to renew each time. A discounted six month option is also available for renewals.
iPhone App Review
Well unfortunately, the iPhone App has gone backwards. Remember how we described the app when we saw it in May (above).. Its fabulous.. you read the paper in portrait or landscape view, zooming in and out as you would with an iPhone. Headings in highlight mode can be selected in a pop-up reader containing the article in a narrow easy to read viewer.
Sadly no more! Its now this clunky box thing for the iPhone (screenshot) and gauging by the negative comments in the App Store, we are not the only one rating this a 1*. Maybe we were spoilt with the iPad version.
You need to make up your own mind though, and at $2.49 it wont break the bank to find out.
iPad App Review
1 word... fantastic! Its clearly the best and most superior newspaper app on the market, miles ahead of the worst app being the HeraldSun.
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