Bring Back the Old App 3/5
By words with friends helper
Remember when coca-cola introduced “new coke” in the mid-eighties? Your new app is the “new coke.” You know what you have to do, so please just do it already.
American Pravda 2/5
The app has a few glitches, but it generally works okay so I gave it 2 stars.
However, the Associated Press has taken a very leftist turn and has rebranded itself as American Pravda. Therefore, the articles are devoid of any ethical or professional standards.
I downloaded this app for two primary reasons: 1) to find a more objective and unbiased reporting of the news, and 2) to have a source for key local/state news that didn’t subject me to all the advertising, fluff and hype of the local TV and such. On the first count, this app seemed okay on national news. On the second count, it was okay but I found that on a typical day about half of the state “news” was reporting on winning lottery tickets! Are you kidding me?! Also, you can’t pick what news you can see on your home screen. You get the national news. If you want state news, you have to go to another screen two clicks away. Same for sports, etc. Things were too compartmentalized for me and do not provide any sort of at a glance or one page source for things I’m interested in hearing about.
By Darron Campbell
With all of the bias in today’s media, it would be nice if the AP would stick to its original mandate and provide facts only news so readers can come to their own determinations vs numerous biased articles I’ve read since having the app.
Has turned into subjective “news” 1/5
I used to love this app/network- I could always count on it for straightforward unbiased objective news alerts. Recently, the notifications have taken a very biased, subjective turn and are more obnoxious and dramatized than CNN. Goodbye, AP- you have been deleted.
Please, please, PLEASE let us choose categories for news alerts 2/5
I don’t need push alerts about sports.
Music and the News 3rd Review 2/5
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP IF YOU INTEND TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE READING THE NEWS. The AP has made their bottom banner ads automatically pause your music (Apple and Spotify) despite the ads having no volume. Love the AP, but this glitch is absurd and they don’t seem to want to fix it. I’m on other apps with similar banner ads and NEVER have experienced a problem. This annoyance has been going on for over a year. Deleting the app and seeing what Reuters has to offer instead. Pathetic and will never recommend.
Heats up my phone 2/5
I'm not sure if it's because of the ads or the images but my phone ALWAYS heats up when I use the app. It's gotten to the point where I'll load the articles then put my phone in airplane mode to prevent that from happening but it's really a nuisance.
I like the AP 4/5
I too am getting use to the new app although I do miss the old one.
Simply the best! 5/5
No BS, no commentary. Just straight up news. My singular world news source.
Good app 5/5
A Very Poor Replacement 1/5
Whoever decided to change this app had a bad idea. What was so wrong with the old app? This new app doesn’t even compare to the old one!
The last version wasn’t very good, but this one is even worse!
Crashes every time it's used 1/5
The old app was much better.
The arrow to move to next or previous article is not big enough or sensitive enough to work easily. Same with the one to return to previous screen. These are the most frustrating problems. They are enough that I choose often to use another source for my news.
Apart from the app problems, it's sad that in these times it is more important to be quick to get a news item posted and far less important to have it be proofread before posting. It's like no one at AP is using that AP Style Book that has been used in high schools and colleges for years. Hmmm.
notifications not working??? 2/5
i think it’s a nice app, but when i put on notifications, i get no notifications whatsoever. this bothers me because this is one of my main sources of gathering news information and i am never getting notified on really important events unless i open the app manually and scroll through everything. it’s kind of annoying.
This is suppose to be an UNBIASED news source. I wanted news notifications and articles on relevant events and happenings, but every notification and article has become anti-Trump rhetoric. An absolute waste
Black background 2/5
I liked it better with a black background. It helped to conserve battery life
Why did they change the format? This is awful
Great news 5/5
A very neutral in reporting the news unbiased.
Total wast of space. Nothing like the old one. 1/5
This version didn't get much use on my phone, due to the mere amount of ads, losing any preferences we had from the old version, and the fact that whenever I did try and use it, it would force close on its own. I’m in the iPhone X. I’ve had nothing but problems with this version on this device. So until these issues are fixed I won’t be using this. I will stick to my local news app.
Trouble logging in 1/5
Password issues. Over and over
It keeps asking me to rate the app every time I open it so here’s your rating.
Usually anti American 1/5
Should be part of DNC
Crashed each 2 minutes 1/5
By Take a hint...
Get over it! Cut your losses and bring back the old app, this has gone on long enough. Who’s managing your online content anyway?
Hanging up 2/5
Can’t seem to get app to work. Keeps locking up.
Great Journalism. Okay App. 4/5
I originally gave this app three stars because it was significantly draining my battery. But, setting it to dark mode, which I prefer that format, eliminated the problem. I suggest that the AP use dark mode as the default setting, as the other mode (that’s brightly back lit) drains the battery more than what it’s worth.
AP NEWS 1/5
The new app stinks when compared to the old app.
The most biased news site. It has just gotten worse and worse. Liberal agenda big time.
Honesty and Facts First 5/5
I look to AP when searching for information. I trust AP to use professional measures with your reports! Thank you so much. I need some one I can trust!!!
Notifications need refinement 2/5
There’s no way to limit the notifications for non-alert events. If it’s urgent or just putting out an article, they all come through as an alert notification.
Started pushing advertisements through notifications 1/5
Was getting notifications like “Streaming NFL games will be easier then ever. Click to see how”. This used to be a great app to stay up to date on news. Now it’s pushing trash, no thank you
Accessible and unuseable 3/5
An alert comes up, I double tap on the alert, the app opens, then I get presented at the top of the screen with off-topic links and titles. I guess people with ADHD like this kind of app but I can’t use it. What’s worse, I can’t find any share buttons associated with any article either before or after I open an article. I’m giving this a 4 rating because it works with voiceover but I can’t use this app.
Notifications error 2/5
When I click on a notification from your app it goes to the general opening page. It should go directly to the article. Otherwise the app is OK.
AP news always my favorite daily newsThanks 5/5
Objective & credible 5/5
I like AP because they are a long established news source that covers politics in an objective way without bias. They also do a lot of investigative reporting that is well done and probably costly to do.
Didn’t have ads before 4/5
The previous version was not with out flaws. This version has pop up ads. I know people have to be paid but I wonder what information is being sold about me
Not as user friendly 2/5
The former app was much more user friendly. This one requires more work which leads me to the question, If you really wanted to change it, why not make it better instead of worse?
Font is way too small. Can’t read it if I can’t see it. Old app was better.
Crashes Constantly 1/5
My iPad is updated and the app crashes all the time! I can't get through an article most days. This never happened with the old app. And I can't see how to customize certain topics like Sports - I liked being able to focus on college football or MLB, I couldn't care less about NASCAR and tennis. Hope that comes back or I figure it out. Thanks for having black screen mode like the last app.
New Design 1/5
New design is confusing. Everything is jumbled together. Difficult to find what I want.
I want the old app back. I want to choose what I read, not this app shoving what it thinks I need to look at in my face.
Get back to just reporting the news. These hyper-opinionated blah blah vapid pieces have become pathetic.
Man I miss the days of real news reporting like the AP was back in the day....😕
Not fair reporting 1/5
I am deleting this news app, because like most news apps it is biased.
I hate this version! 1/5
By Angry Fly Bird
I hate the Times New Roman font, and I prefer to read white on a black background. I see no way to change these settings. I tried to keep using the last version, but it finally wouldn’t work.
Left wing vomit masquerades as news here 1/5
By easy ozum
Believe none of what you read and only half of what you see.
Real news. Thank you. 5/5
By Q the librarian
Questionable balance 3/5
Sometimes biased and often left of center in coverage of political and social issues
The old app was better 1/5
The old app was much better than this one. This app is just cheap
Hate the new format 1/5
Change it back.
AP News 5/5
By F. L. Franko
A premier news source, largely UN-biased. Easy to understand why it’s a well-used source for many professional news organizations.