NYTimes App Crashes, Frustrating

September 20th, 2008

I’m all up to date with iPhone firmware 2.1 and I even just did a complete wipe of my phone (factory reset, not restore from backup).  The NYTimes app crashes after a few minutes of use.  Right in the middle of reading an article.  Annoying.

The thing is, there are a plethora of news readers for the iPhone.  The AP new app “Mobile News” and Bloomberg are both really very nice.  The update quickly, don’t crash, and have intuitive navigation that doesn’t feel really sluggish.  The NYTimes app is slow, crashes a lot, and never seems to finish updating.  What is so hard?

This wouldn’t even be an issue if it wasn’t The New York Times.  The NYT content is far superior to the AP news wire or Bloomberg.  David Pogue.  Tons of great op-ed writers.  Great snips of local news from NYC and sometimes even from upstate.  Complete sentences.

I hope they fix it soon…  It seems to get worse with every update to the iPhone and NYTimes.  This is the only app I have problems with (besides the ones that I want that I can’t justify paying for…yet).

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