TOI NEWS APP 3/5
By SkBhatia IITDA FMSA IIMA
VERY HELPFUL to get news, particularly when you are abroad.
Needs pruning and edition- old news continue though there can be separate pages/sections for news over say 48 hours.
Sports page is horrible and seems that no one of TOI staff looks at it- month old news repeated, current not elaborated...
Can this not be designed as the actual daily paper is?
Mention date & time of updation. Metro news can be more & elaborated. Why not add some interesting VIDEOS news-related or of public interest
Cricket section is not refreshing to latest page 3/5
It's been almost two years and my Cricket page is struck om India New Zealand series. I even flushed my iOS but it never worked. I did flushed in and out TOI apps.
I am not sure it is just my iPad as my iPhone is working perfectly.
Excellent source of reliable news almost always
Should update more often specifacally citi news.needs more foreign news.
More in depth tech. Will be helpful
OK, should have links related to articles presented. Loading issues are common, articles are incomplete at times
Does not include web links nor pictures embedded in various stories, like Reuters or AP. Needs much improvement. However better than other News Apps for India news.
The contents constantly shake up & down as the advt at the bottom of the page keeps changing. This is a big distraction since you lose the context being read to find it once the page has settled down.
Also needs more embedded pics & video to compete with the other news sites.
Terrible and embarrassing 1/5
TOI is supposed to be like NY TIMES of India but the app and the .com content is terrible and embarrassing. Some sections never get updated. No one cares.
Times of India 5/5
Jittery pages 1/5
Takes the joy out of reading news by scrolling the page to the top every few seconds when the ads get refreshed...
Tech Section news on ipad never gets refreshed 1/5
It has been more than 6 now. On my ipad, articles only under TECH section isn't getting updated. I have tried uninstall and reinstalling the app. But no respite. It keeps showing the same aged articles. All other sections are fine though. Is there someone from developer team who can look into this issue?
Worst app ever 1/5
Worst performing app
Bias reporting 1/5
This program is an excellent way to keep aware of what is going on in India.
However, no links work. On the iPad, articles keep bouncing back up making it difficult to read an article easily in it's completeness. I started using this four years ago, and these matters are not resolved.
By Tara dumb
Worthless, useless , horrible company , not at all IT friendly.
Very bad app, good content 1/5
The app has not worked at all for weeks, despite OS updates and re-installs. Before that it had glitches that I was learning to live with.
Sad app 1/5
Bad Bad Bad ! Worked fine, now major issues. Hope TOI gets its FIX !
Poor performance. 1/5
Screen blank on start up, no updates available.
Technically several issues. Does not refresh.
News quality is poor. You get porn websites on front page.
Downfall from paper copy.
Horrible app 1/5
Ridiculous app - the only news app I have come across that refreshes the ads so often that the article keeps scrolling to top. What is the point of a news app in which you can't even read the news?!
And now the photos don't load as well. Shame on TOI..
Come on TOI, AT LEAST FIX LOADING PHOTOS ON IPAD!
The Times of India 5/5
By Jogi 38
TOI keeps updated. One does not need to refer to any other source to find out what's current in the whole world.
Deleting the app - they harbor the false propagandist Rajshekhar Jha 1/5
By Babu with Aamir
Without any shame this sycophant of RSS smeared the reputation of a missing student and family just because the student's believe. Shame on TOI for not sacking this RSS worker.
Total Crap 1/5
This app is not for news, it is just for stupid advertisements.. Don't waste time..
Still crap, no images load up in articles. Image gallery never opens.
Bye bye TOI
Looks like you all challenge yourself everyday on how bad your app can get and more often than not you are successful in going worse. Seriously horrible app
Nags you to rate it. 1/5
I hate the "please please rate us" pop-up dialogs. AS DOES EVERYONE.
There, I've rated you one star for nagging me to rate you.
TOI Review 5/5
By Hot Boy 3698
Excellent news articles with all new events and facts!
Horrible app 1/5
Most of the time does not work.
bad app 2/5
Iphone app is better than ipad.
App can be improved to prevent the scrolling up of the article being read
Worst News app ever 1/5
1 cannot complete reading even a single article as the news scrolls up or automatically goes to next article every time the ad refreshes
2 The app should be names of times of advertisements
3 There are no pictures in the articles
4 The developer of this app and the testing team should be banned from writing any future iOS apps
Epic failure, worst app ever 1/5
Such a bad app, no app support or improvement over time. Shame on TOI
Bad App, helpful news articles 3/5
1. Some of the articles do not load except the title and photo.
2. Many times, while trying to scroll down the article, it moves up and hard to hold it down to read at the bottom.
3. Cricket: Just terrible. I have tried many times to see coverage of current on-going test match, and could find nothing in the cricket section.
It's strange that India produces so many IT professionals but TOI can,t find anybody to develop a decent app and improve it over several years. That's kind of sad that management doesn't pay attention to customers.
Commercial News for Business 1/5
Train derailed with 97 BMW cars makes to TOI online front page whereas a farmer suicide news hardly fit as a new piece. Viral, glamour, and materialistic new take precedence than real news.
Very good app 5/5
By Rabi USA
Very good. I use it every day.
A bad app 1/5
It is one of he worst apps that I have seen. The article keeps scrolling to the top while I am reading it.
The layout requires an overhaul. It must be made more pleasing to the eyes
Most helpful to read news in morning 5/5
By A.b.a. Baba
Times of India 2/5
By Avid CA reader
It is very annoying that app continues to refresh the page while you reading an article.
Stop refreshing the page unless the reader actually intiates it. Improve the reader experience by taking this annoyance out.
Worst App on App Store 1/5
This App frustrates you so much that somebody like me who never rates an app will be bound to write a review so that I can save a crucial time of somebody's life.
ADs on this App refreshes the page so you cannot actually read a news below the first page. Stupid isn't it ?
Good app & useful info. Tone down the frequency of alerts for more effectiveness
Horrible app please don't download 1/5
The app resizes text to accommodate ads appearing at the bottom causing the page to resize and scroll. The developers should learn something about news apps from others like nytimes or bbc or sfgate. I had downloaded it because times of India on the iPad won't work unless I disable ad blocker which Safari and Chrome did without my intervention. No other website is like this.
I deleted mine and won't use it again. I'm ashamed that the prime news agency in India is creating this.
Worst news app!!! 1/5
Page gets automatically refreshed and scrolls to the top. So distracting.
The pictures are not available on the iPad version. There are random numbers only. If you go to the mobile site then you will realize that there's a picture there.
Takes ages to load.
Horrible app.....Times group, action is desperately needed. Shame on you fellas.....
Auto refreshes and scrolls back to the top while reading. You should be ashamed of releasing such garbage!!
Worst app on the market 1/5
Can't read a full story because the app keeps on scrolling to the top to load ads. Really shameful that a prestigious newspapaer such as thenTimes cannot put out a decent app.
0 stars, but have to give a minimum of 1
Not good 1/5
It is disappointing to see that India's leading newspaper can't design a decent app. Items don't get updated on most tabs other than the home tab.
Pathetic app 1/5
By Aggrieved reader
App writer doesn't care about giving news. More focussed on loading as many ads as possible. Horrible reader experiene. If possible, I would not even give it one star.
Decent app 1/5
1. When a news item is being read the page scrolls. It's insanely annoying and takes the joy of reading away.
2. Repeat news on every page has to be eliminated.
3. Yesterday's news is as good as rotting fish. All content from the previous day's edition must be removed. Each day's paper will be precise and concise.
4. Repeat headings like " Joe looked fabulous in Blue" "Jane was stunning in red" with pictures of people are unnecessary. Let's get some inside on what happened at Cafe Bombay or whatever.
5.Why is there TOTAL silence on goings on in the lives of Tollywood and Kollywood actors lives? It's only about who has signed whom and for what. Who cares? Why are you providing free advertisement to them at the cost of the reader.
6. To make matters worse, the app has now taken away the joy of reading a newspaper has cruelly been taken away by video advertisements for games and these appear every time you finish reading each news item. Times of India needs to sack their digital contractor and claim a refund of all the money that they are throwing at a useless bunch of idiots.
Times of India 1/5
One of the worst apps.
Worst App ever - Functionality focused to ADs only 1/5
By Bala. D
Can't read a single news article. Keeps scrolling back to top due to Advertisements. No fix in this version either.
Paper online 4/5
Read TOI quite often, but 2 problems:
While reading an article it reverts back to the top, very irritating.
I can't increase the font, not so good for my old eyes.
Just ok 3/5
App refresh in the middle of reading an article is very annoying.
Useless app if this critical issue is not fixed 1/5
When any news is opened and if you are scrolling down to read the full news then any motion would bring the page to top on iPad. So irritating it is that to read a news u have to scroll again n again. Switched off the motion sensors still facing this problem for last 7 days.
Bad App 1/5
This is a really badly coded app with even worse UI.
They have ads on the UI for obvious reasons. But whenever the ads refresh the page as well refreshes and the the User is taken back to the top of the page. So, if you were reading something at the bottom of the page, you will be taken to the top. So you scroll down again, start reading and by the the time you read two lines, the page refreshes again...
Content issues -
The quality of TOI content has gone down drastically. They are more interested in showing Bollywood party pics rather than real news.. Well can't complain about it because that is every other news channel is doing these days.