Good, but room to be great 4/5
Very well designed app and features. Much more stable and intuitive than WSJ and NY times offerings. Room for improvement on loading and smoothness, but seems you will get there. Keep it up!
Keeps crashing 1/5
Hard to read the FT when the latest update crashes all the time!
has to get better 3/5
I share the exact same views of @LiamNYC1...finally in the app store but bring on the improvements!
Works Well 3/5
Don't have any issues thus far on my iPhone 5s // 32 GB
I can't download 1/5
By W. L
I tried to download the updated app to my iPhone. But somehow it did not work, no matter no many times. Meanwhile, I was able to get the new app downloaded onto my iPad. Really frustrating!
Battery drain issue 3/5
First of all, let me at I already miss the web app, mostly because it was greatly executed, and also because it was a way around Big Brother TC (see what just happened to Cheap Charts and like-minded developers).
Now the iOS app is here and I guess we'll all need to get used to it.
I am experiencing a couple issues:
The app seems to drain my iPhone's battery even when it is not used (and very strangely that does not happen with the same version of the app in my iPad);
Then I also have problems viewing my saved (clipped) articles: they are all there but when I try to open them I receive a message that my subscription does not allow accessing that particular article (which works fine on the Web App). BTW, I am not a paid subscriber.
I hope all these growing pains get sorted out so that we can move on to things like push notifications...
Can't navigate to the homepage. 1/5
Don't know why they made this change from the web app when they clearly have more bugs to work out. It is impossible to navigate to the home page from the fastFT section as the Front page button is cutoff on the upper lefthand side of the screen. Have to force quit app every time. Give me my web app back!!!
UIWebView is much faster than safari 1/5
Wow, great job FT! Please open source the advanced code to make tracking and UIWebView so fast.
No difference, no harm 4/5
By Hans Blix
Thus far, I am unable to see any difference between webapp and this version. However, as long as no functionality is decreased, I am fine with it.
Irrelevant to the app, I think FT needs to decrease subscription cost since cost of content delivery went down drastically for digital subscriptions in comparison to paper subscriptions.
As always, I congratulate FT app designers and coders for their hard work for implementing huge changes over the years such as adding comment functionality.
Navigation Fixes - Please 4/5
My biggest gripe with the previous app was after you select an article from the scrolling list and press back to return it always took you to the top of the list and you have to scroll back down to where you started. I'm not sure if this was a web issue or not, but I'm sure there's no reason for it with the new iOS app. Please fix this and provide printing for recipes and the like as per the web page.
Well worth waiting for 5/5
This took the FT awhile to release but it was worth the wait. It is formatted for my iPhone and navigation is intuitive. It was frustrating that Chinese speakers were first to have access to a mobile version of The FT but fellow readers can rest easy now. Thanks.
Not really an app, just the web app in new wineskins 3/5
By Soren Dayton
For a long time, I read FT on the Android app. I was forced to move to iOS by my employer. I have been missing a real native app for the FT ever since. This seems to be just the webapp implemented differently.
The big thing that is missing is push notifications for alerts. Not only for breaking news but for myFT alerts/notifications. Seems really obvious. WSJ, NYT, etc. all do forms of this. Why not FT?
Great, but can't understand iOS 10 logic 4/5
The app itself is great, with valuable content from FT. I also love the same look and feel consistent with FT. However, as long as developer isn't using specific APIs from iOS 10, am not sure why make that the minimum version. iOS 9 is as good, and can provide higher circulation.
Good move 4/5
I was very satisfied with the web app. However, always wanted more iOS integration, so this is a welcomed move.
Also, I hope you will add more innovation to the iOS app.
I would like to see customizable push notification and a widget.
Also, redesigning the myFT interface to make it more user friendly as well as to enable me to browse myFT by articles as opposed to topics.
Allow for me to save an article without having to open the article. (Similar to Bloomberg iOS app).
The ability to see AM edition in archives/browser by day etc.
Thank you FT for finally releasing an iPhone App 5/5
Not that your web app wasn't good but I need more integration with iOS.
Good Start 4/5
Been waiting a while for this. Would like to have customizable push notifications.
Good First Step 3/5
For many of us, a return of the FT to the App Store is very welcome and much overdue. This is the first step by Nikkei in rectifying a six year lapse in judgement by Pearson. With appreciation, we ask for more.
Be bold. Don't be satisfied with the inherited 'web app' design. Your readers (myself included) have high expectations for future versions of this native iOS app.
Much of what we're looking for can be found in other news apps (e.g. WSJ, NYT & Guardian). Things like customizable push notifications, automatic download of each morning's daily issue, syncing of articles shown as read regardless of how many devices we jump between, full Instapaper and Pocket integration, native watchOS app, access to past issues (e.g. WSJ) & many other improvements that are now standard in 2017. These features will drive user engagement higher.
As mentioned above, your readers have high expectations for future versions of this native iOS app. We see this app as a first step. We need you to properly finish the job with the native iOS app and ensure that your A grade content isn't held hostage to a C grade vehicle ('web app' & current native iOS app).