Great app, but missing print content 5/5
This app has greatly improved over the years and now the works great. I wish the paper included the supplements in the print version, i.e.: black Friday sale advertisements.
I dislike this update. Especially that I can no longer view on my iPad held in the inverted position.
Come on, fix this already! Two updates and it still can't be viewed upside down with the power cord on top instead of jammed into me while reading!
Great app until latest update 4/5
Unable to view print version in widescreen/landscape format on iPhone since latest update. Please fix ASAP
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Premium App is UNRELIABLE 1/5
By Transcending Mediocrity
I started using the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Premium App for about a month; and I signed up for the monthly issues. Since then on four occasions, the most recent issue was unavailable for download.
I receive the daily printed edition, but with my failing eye sight; I prefer reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Premium on my iPad-mini.
I awake at 4:30 AM every morning - this is my time to read the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Premium before overcome by other events.
Please do something to make the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Premium reliable.
My monthly subscription is until Nov. 26, 2014. I am preparing to cancel my subscription before Nov. 26, 2014; unless you correct this problem.
And how are you supposed to communicate with me, if I am unable to successfully register on you App.
Nov. 14, 2014; 10:08 AM; where is my download of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Premium for today???
This app no longer supported 1/5
I'm writing this review to help others like me that have been trying to get their Star-Advertiser in this app and can't. It appears that this app is no longer supported. I did some digging and the company that made this app had also made apps for other papers, none which seem to be supported anymore either.
The good news is, they have a new app called Press Reader, which seems to be a new app that supports multiple papers, including the Star-Advertiser. Getting that app and using the same login credentials you used to use in this app will allow you to get your paper again.
It's strange that I never received any kind of notification informing me of this change. That would probably be a good thing to add to the description for this app, along with the other old non-supported apps.
Doesn't load pages 1/5
By BlueCap Man
After launching the App, nothing appears in my "bookshelf." I click on the Store button and it hangs endlessly in a "Downloading Catalog..." loop.
Can't open app. 1/5
Now I'm paying for a paper I can't get. Since the last up grade the app won't open.
Great way to read the "Advertiser" 5/5
By Hagar da Moke
Easy, efficient interface. Speedy, but a few reliability issues. It even makes Borreca seem less huhu.
Waste of time 1/5
Like I am going to pay you to read the news. Good luck with that.
Great app 3/5
By A3 Fan
Great app...please update for iPhone 5
The app crashes constantly
Loved it. Fast, easy. Fun to use.
Crashes after 1 page. Shameful for an ap.
Works for me 5/5
No freeze, no crash on the 5
Fix bugs 1/5
Can't load new content. App crashes constantly. Looks so bad for the SA :(
Freezes and Crashes 1/5
The "bug fixes" have only made things worse. I can't slide or jump to another page without the app freezing and crashing. I restarted the app, and that didn't fix the issue. This app is the only reason I am a paying internet subscriber because it lets me read the paper when I dont have access to the web. If this app isnt going to work, Star Advertiser should give its online subscribers access to other means of being able to read the paper while offline.
Awesome app!!!!!!! 5/5
Easy to use and read!
works for me. 5/5
now I can read hometown news on the other side of the world.
Awesome app 5/5
By Robert Cronyn
If you already have a subscription authorized for online viewing, you don't need an additional subscription for this app. I get the paper 3 days a week for $52 a year, but can access each daily edition on here at no additional charge. Now that's customer appreciation!
Deleted app 1/5
Not very thought out. Now it doesn't work.
when opening app it shows the day before. whats happening
Not downloading current news
Growing pains 1/5
Love the concept (when it was working) hate apps delivery. Fixing it would help to convince me to keep my subscription.
Cannot download editions 1/5
Worked once. Was great!
Now I cannot download.
I have had more trouble with this app... 1/5
...and customer support doesn't seem to have a clue how their own app works. (or doesn't work) I got the new iPad and have not been able to log in even though we have two subscriptions now. Never was able to select "keep issues for 7 days". The whole presentation and lack of functionality feels amateurish, as if it were a class project.
star-advertiser (cr)app 1/5
Apple should remove this abomination from the App Store. It is pawned on us by a newspaper that resulted when the Worst paper took over the Best paper. It should be removed from the App Store until they update it for the iPhone.
Needs big fixed 2/5
By DJ Yung Vibe
Technology needs to get into the newspaper world lol. Well, found out sometimes deleting the app then redownloading it helps, but wants to do that all the time? Also, if there are any subscriptions needed, Star-Advertiser needs to state that in their description of the app. And if a subscription is needed, they should update their system where it would allow you to create a subscription in the app.
Previously I could download the daily paper for free, but I'm not too sure of that was only a trial, and for how long???? CLARITY PLEASE
Terrible app 1/5
Who's great idea was it to try and stuff the full print edition onto an iPhone screen? And each day's newspaper requires a 15 MB download? What a joke of an app!
Complete garbage!!!!!! 1/5
I would give this app zero stars if able. I have a print subscription But the p.o.s. app keeps asking me to upgrade and pay even though I already do. Why anyone would pay extra for a mediocre newspaper is beyond me. Fix this bug, it's been a noted issue for several months!!!
Worst app no star 1/5
Worst app no star
Doesn't work 1/5
Can't log in. Don't get it.
Worst ever news app 1/5
Never worked. Calls to support never helped solve the problem. Clearly others have same problem but no upgrades forthcoming.
wonʻt log in 1/5
This is a rickety app that wonʻt let me log in, and now won't budge from a setting change I tried to make. Deleting. Another reason to not renew my subscription.
Warning, do not yet purchase! 1/5
Do not purchase as they still need to fix it! It doesn't properly work as everyday it has required me to renew my subscription! I called ther service dept everyday for the last week and it still hasn't been resolved. It is 1 pm today and I still haven't been able to download today's paper. They told me maybe tonight or tomorrow...that will make the news outdated. It is very frustrating and time consuming!
Takes forever 1/5
This app is useless. It takes much too long to load an issue and then you have to wait some more to be able to enlarge an article enough to read it. There's obviously a reason why every other newspaper has a functional mobile app that works by links to stories.
Doesn't log me in 1/5
This app doesn't work. It refuses to log me in even tho I'm a subscriber and it works on their website. Right now this app is just taking up space on my iPad. Please fix this!!
Like intent... But execution, not so much! 1/5
I love the idea of viewing the full page, but the app doesn't work! It won't let me sync my paid account, even though I have the right info. Am going to give one more try to see if it works, but then I'm done.
It worked nice once ... 4/5
I forgot my username or password and am unable to authorize my account. It worked initially but then had problems. I have deleted the app and reinstalled it but no luck, still not working. I see no link within the app to recover a password. I called the paper's telephone number and was promised a call-back to help. Well, that didn't happen. It's a pretty app for the one time it worked.
First they start charging for the online version then deploy this worthless app. Takes five minutes just to login to their site. I'd give no stars if possible.
Worst app ever, do not use! 1/5
Very poor app, and I have hundreds of apps. Must download each issue manually. Full page difficult to read and navigate on iPhone. iPad version worse, does not work, period, even tho I am a hard copy subscriber. App should be designed for these devices. See WSJ for an example of well designed app designed for the device.
You have to download the issue you want to read and cannot just read the news right away! Going to delete this!
Doesn't Work! 1/5
I paid my $50, it worked for three days then stopped working. FIX YOUR APP! Don't buy this until Star-Ad fixes this app. It won't allow me to download the newspaper.
Gave Up On It For Now 1/5
Please keep trying though. (1) Wouldn't authorize even with capable and easy to obtain human assistance (2) Then App wouldn't register when I tried to delete and reload it. I agree with the guy that says stick with the news bulletin app for now.
Just Awful 4/5
This app is just awful. It looks like a poorly scanned PDF file and functionality is almost non existent. Come on Star Advertiser get serious. This is just proof of a business that has created a monopoly and is squeezing everyone with that leverage both in having a joke of an application as well as having the nerve to charge such an outrageous price. You should be ashamed to call yourselves local.
Good stuff! Thanks 4/5
The Star-Advertiser has provided us the full content, ads, news, etc. in a huge download 54 MB for today's Sunday issue. It looks just like the copy that's sitting on my lap. Aloha & Mahalo! -Jon von Kessel
Very well done 4/5
Very easy to use and works easily. It is a bit awkward to navigate but you do have access to the entire print edition. Zoom in and out easily. I still prefer the breaking news but this is a nice addition!!