Ever since the rise of the internet, print media has struggled with the speed and growing popularity of online news.
What seemed as a cure originally, the birth of the iPad last year merely seemed to lull concerns of newspapers and magazines. It provided apps along the likes of ‘The Daily’, from the John Fairfax’s industry, allowing people to view their news online as well as pay for it. Their attempt at tackling the print vs. online dispute was unfortunately short lived, as the apps often crashed were susceptible to bugs and virsus. Yet, a new attempt to fix the issue has recently been devised, and seems to be doing the trick!
Fairfax media who own the likes of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sunday Age, have released new apps for each paper. The designs are user friendly and give you complete access to the daily papers. They sport live headlines as well as the weather and sudoku. It also allows you to view internal magazines, such as Money and Good Weekend. Photo galleries and videos are incorporated to the highest level of quality and fit within the layout seamlessly.
The app is currently free until December thanks to Telstra who are sponsoring until then and post December; it will cost $8.99 AUD per month. People whom already have a subscription to printed copies will also receive a discount upon signing up for the app.
Considering the amount of updates the app provides you with daily, the price is considered reasonable, the quality is excellent and the news is frequent, what more could you ask for in an app?