Why doesn’t this work? 1/5
This app won’t even open anymore - so what have I paid for?
I see no issues after logging in with my iPhone 4S (iOS v9.3.5)! 👎🏿
Paid to be bombed by Ads 1/5
One of the most confusing interfaces on any Apple device ever. They should win an award for this.
About 90% ads 10% content. This version should be free a paid version should eliminate 3/4 of these ads.
Don’t size too small and can’t change it 1/5
Think size 8-10 on word document font size. Don’t strain your eyes and bother with the app
Only runs in portrait mode 1/5
... which makes it unusable on my iPad.
WIRED app is a disaster. It’s the exact same application of the print version, with zero digital adaptation.
I can’t tell immediately whether I’m looking at an ad page or an article because there’s no indication - not knowing whether to vertically or horizontally scroll.
There’s no way to tell how long each article is thus I can’t decide immediately which article/s I want to consume.
Overall I can’t tell where I am in relation to the entire magazine because there’s no easy overview on each screen which there should be.
The navigation is so linear, is there a way to tap and choose a desired article from the chapter screen?? Also, the circles and squares around titles for chapters and subchapters makes no sense in May 2019 issue. It took me a while to realize what the shapes meant.
You USED to be able to see ALL back issue you purchased 1/5
Now you can only see last 12 months. Fail.
Have to download entire issue 1/5
The design is not usable at all. I have a wired subscription. I downloaded the app to read the magazine, but you have to download the whole monthly issue (must be on wifi). Not set up like any other news app.
The worst app related to intuitiveness 1/5
Alternate reality- time zone differences? Solar flares? Something caused the Wired Editor to lay out this app as if they are from another dimension from the rest of us.
1 star is a generous rating. 1/5
All the complaints I have read are justified..... and then some from myself. But this app developer seems to be a lost cause already after this many updates and versions. So I would bother.
Font Size 2/5
Just downloaded the app. Couldn’t figure out where to change font size. No wonder this gets a 2 star
Good content, app needs work 2/5
Problems with app:
- It insists on being in portrait mode. This turns out to be one of the buggiest parts of iOS. The bug that affected screen rotation appears to have been fixed, but this app triggered it constantly. And when using this app recently using screen zoom, my iPad locked up when the iPad rotated, and the app prevented the screen from following. There’s still a bug, and this app is the best way to find it.
- The app won’t let you pinch to zoom, nor can you select a different font. If you can’t read their selection, well, tough noogies, I guess.
- The app insists on leaving 25% of the screen as white space. You can’t expand text into it, it’s just wasted. They are forcing their aesthetics over usability, and that’s just silly.
- Ads, though. Ads are allowed to use as much of the screen as they like. 🙄
So, obviously, if you’re not their target demographic, then they don’t care about whether or not you can easily read their content.
Unable to navigate 1/5
Just bought a year subscription and the app is terrible. You can’t navigate easily at all
As a developer... 2/5
I can see that this app doesn’t have the love it deserves. Either from Condé Nast developers (it any) or from the Condé Nast project managers (probably way too many)
- It’s not optimized for iPhone X.
- The navigation is just bare minimum.
- I see no integration with the iOS and Mac ecosystem (so don’t expect to read an article on your phone and continue on the iPad or on the Mac)
- It just randomly crashes if you play with the zoom a little bit.
- It just doesn’t seem to follow the Human Interface Guidelines from Apple. None at all.
Please just revamp the app. It doesn't seem to have aged well...
Why tho? 3/5
By Andy's Awesome Music
Why can’t I zoom in? Seems like a no-brainer 🤷♂️
Ability to adjust font size is a sad oversight 1/5
This is a default feature in e-readers, but missing from this app. Sad!
I didn’t expected this from wired 1/5
That’s the most crappie interface I’ve ever seen for an iPhone X app
Guys please work on your app
Needs updating 1/5
The.ipad version of this app is acceptable. the iPhone version is awful. It doesn't support the iPhone XS and I can only download magazines from 6 months ago. I can't download older magazines. I thought that having wired on my new iPhone XS would be great but it's the same experience as having wired on an iPhone 7!
Lacks basic digital features 2/5
By This Name Is Now Taken
- Signing in and accessing the magazine was effortless
- Full-page spreads look really good on an iPad display
- No zoom (it even displays a little icon with a crossed-out magnifying glass when you try, so you know they know you want to zoom)
- No rotation (you can literally open the app with the iPad in landscape mode, and it will fire up in portrait).
This is just what I found after the first ~10 minutes of use. Overall, a missed opportunity to take advantage of a digital platform in even the most basic of ways.
The Future Is NOT this App. 1/5
Wow! Come on Wired, what’s with the low tech reader app? If you want to read in landscape mode, forget it. No pinch and zoom or font increase options. This app needs to get wired and get out of the cyber dust.
Won’t support iPad Pro in landscape, looks awful! 1/5
I do all my reading on my iPad Pro in landscape and this app won’t support it. This doesn’t represent Wired in the best light. This is the only magazine I subscribe to and am very disappointed. Removing the app.
No support for new devices 1/5
Wired's reader base is likely to have new devices, and this app doesn't have support for it yet.
Cannot increase size of font 2/5
Fonts too small for an old guy like me. I see no way to make fonts larger. Also app is very basic, not many features at all. I pay for Wired, but the free library app is better.
Make it so you can enlarge text. 1/5
It is hard to understand why, to enlarge the text of an article, I need to open the article in a browser.... every other reading app I have lets me adjust text size.
Wired should provide a lens with the app 1/5
Come on! Get some UX testing done. Impossible to read the content in the tiny font. Just good to watch pictures though. Look to better your content delivery.
Welcome to 3 years ago 1/5
This app desperately needs to be updated. It looks absolutely awful on an iPhone XS Max. The interface is atrocious. It’s bad enough that if I weren’t able to access the content through other platforms I’d be cancelling my new subscription.
Wired app in dire need of an update 1/5
Many of us love wired magazine because it stays fresh and interesting. This app does the magazine no justice.
The app presents the magazine much like a scanned document. No real interface. No up to date comments from the publication or readers. About low tech as you can make it.
Unless you are traveling and have no access to your tablet or laptop, skip this app.
iPhone X support 2/5
How is this still not compatible with the new iPhone X screen format?
No iPhone X support 3/5
By Luke on the Farm
The iPhone Xs ships in two days and this app doesn't support the iPhone X screen yet. This was a gimme by Apple. It was a year long freebie. Now every phone will look like this and the app will look like garbage on every one of them. I added iPhone X support to three games I maintain the week it dropped.
iPhone X support please 1/5
It’s been a year since the X has launched. Please update the app to support the iPhone X. Thanks!
Love the layout 2/5
Love the layout but the text is way too small. Unusable on an iPhone. Works well on an iPad.
App Does Not Work on iPhone 7 Plus 1/5
I am already a subscriber and I have filled in all the blanks on support I can’t even submit a support ticket and the app itself will not allow me access because I cannot sign in and do not have a username or password even though I am a subscriber. Please help.
Wired: It’s Wired!
Tired: It’s Wired.
Expired: App still not optimized for iPhone X.
But then, I’m only paying $5 for a year so... (in other words wait for the frequent discounts).
Great app (for 2008)! 1/5
This is a great example of how people used to design apps back in 2008. If you feel nostalgic - download it, you won’t regret!
App crashes permanently 1/5
Latest iPad. No excuse for this
Not Impressed 1/5
Repeated attempts to sign in with my fully-paid print subscription account number have failed. Need digital access to read comfortably. Will not renew subscription!!
Need reading glasses to read the tiny font 1/5
I’m thinking a magazine about technology would have the best app out there. Why can’t I adjust font size. Why is it 8 font???? Is it because landscape mode is not possible? Would like to read on iphone 7. Please fix. Thanks!
Needs update 3/5
Needs ability to zoom and landscape c’mon!
Opened magazine issue and was presented with a full screen ad I couldn’t get rid of.
Works fine. Looks bad on iPhone X 2/5
Considering their last update was 2 months ago I find it strange they didn’t also update the app to be compatible with the iPhone X. It looks horrible with the screen ratio of an iPhone 8 (and down). All this unused screen real estate.
End of July and not optimized for the iPhone X 1/5
Guys, the iPhone X is getting close to being a year old and you aren’t taking advantage of the whole screen? Trash.
Can’t log in to my paid subscription 1/5
I’ve spent the past hour trying to log in to my digital subscription and keep failing. My username and password aren’t recognized. I tried sending a message to the help desk and each time I receive a message that “there was a problem with the page blah, blah, blah.” For a magazine that’s suppose to be on the cutting edge of the digital world, I sure haven’t seen any evidence of it yet.
App Closing Solution 3/5
It would constantly close without opening immediately after trying to launch the app. I deleted the app and re-downloaded it which solved the problem.
Start Living in the Past 4/5
By Alyx "Bigdaddy" Nguyen
As good as the content of WIRED is, I feel that the older design around the 2013 era was better, but perhaps that’s just nostalgia. Otherwise, WIRED offers insight on current technology and a variety of sciences. I’d look on their site before jumping in blind, just to make sure it’s something you like.
Wouldn’t even let me create account 404 error 1/5
App wouldn’t even let me create account. 404 error keeps on popping. Garbage.
Impossible to sign on to. Customer support page doesn’t work so there’s no access to any help.
Keeps crashing on iPad Pro! 1/5
Can’t open the app, not once.
Crashes on launch 1/5
iPad version just immediately quits, just like other conde naste magazine aapps.
I’d love to love this app, but can’t even log in 1/5
I’ve spent 20 minutes resetting my known, good password, and even then, the app will not accept my login. Deleting this app.