The MagPi: the official Raspberry Pi magazine
By Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd
- Category: Book
- Release Date: 2015-03-10
- Current Version: 5.0.1
- Adult Rating: 4+
- Developer: Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd
- Compatibility: Android
The MagPi: the official Raspberry Pi magazine App
The MagPi is the official Raspberry Pi magazine. Every month it offers brilliant features, amazing home-made projects and the very best selection of tips and tutorials for Raspberry Pi enthusiasts of all ages.
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Purchase a single issue for only £2.99
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- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
The MagPi magazine has been released under a Creative Commons license since May 2012 meaning the magazine is freely available to be acquired and shared. You can learn more at www.raspberrypi.org/magpi.
The iTunes Newsstand edition of The MagPi allows you to quickly and conveniently enjoy the magazine on your favourite Apple devices, while make use of features like live URL links, direct cover / contents linking to articles and an improved rendering experience. It's also the best way to support both the ongoing publication of the world's favourite Raspberry Pi magazine and the charitable mission of The Raspberry Pi Foundation.
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The MagPi: the official Raspberry Pi magazine app reviews
Don’t buy if using iPhone! 1/5
If you plan to read MagPi on an iPhone, DO NOT buy the subscription. The digital subscription is really only usable on a big screen. Even then I does not take advantage of the screen orientation.
I sent the developer a question asking if this was usable on iPhone - specifically if the content formatted for the screen. I never received a reply. I purchased a single issue to test. It is just a digital representation of the magazine.
I want to support the Raspberry Pi foundation but the digital subscription is not a usable option.
Paid in app purchase never got sub 1/5
By Twice Struck
Sent emails to support at both Magpi and apple. Never heard back. I'll be doing a chargeback. Can't believe they won't even respond. Really was hoping to have this help me get started on my new Pi3.
Great magazine, found a bug and needs 2 features 5/5
Rotation of start screen not working
New feature requests:
iPad splitscreen support
iPad pro resolution
Really like the magazine however I bought the subscription using my iPhone but can seem to remember my login and can't move this over to my iPad without it. I've not found a way to recover a password or login. No response when I email support on their website . Really poor interface for such an interesting magazine .... Basically wasted $35 at this point..
Great app but... 4/5
By xX J Man Z Xx
Not all of the magazines are free and I don't know why because u can get the pdf of every magazine and then save it to iBooks on THEMAGPI website. But otherwise great app
Works well. Can't read for free even when you can on their site 2/5
By orange hat
The fact that I cannot just download the issue for free like I can on their site is a bad move. I understand that they have to make money, and it is for a great cause but I do not want to buy a physical issue of a magazine. I will buy and donate when I can but forcing like this is not a great move. I was looking for a way to organize all the issues I download rather than just have a folder in my dropbox
App has issues 3/5
(Original review follows; update after that with workarounds and notes)
Not recommended at this time. Tried on IOS 9.02 and 9.1 with IPad Mini 4. Purchased two issues and neither will load. When try to repurchase app says they are already bought and will be reloaded. At that point app freezes. Reported problem twice to vendor with no response. It's a good magazine but the app and supporting vendor are not doing their jobs. Out $7.98 for two issues I cannot download -- money is not the issue but it's a bad policy precedent on the vendor's part. Reporting issue to Apple is my next move.
(updated October 30 2015)
After the above noted issues with support, I changed paths and reported the issue directly at the app vendor site. This resulted in a reasonably quick reply with an acceptable solution. While the freezing issue still exists, the simple workaround is to do an all purchase reload. The restore purchases button is "hidden" in the "Subscribe" dialog page -- click "Subscribe" and the button is there. Not exactly intuitive or obvious but at least it works. Note that restored issues show as "Free" after restoration. I've upgraded my score to reflect these points but feel the app still needs work.
Subscription not working 1/5
Ordered subscription in ITunes Store, but Newstand app is not recognizing the paid-for subscription.