San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 2.3.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 113.35 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 4,243 Ratings

Description

Get the smart news writing, award-winning photos and columnists, second-to-none Bay Area news coverage that you expect from the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco Chronicle features: • Features from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists • Local news from San Francisco and the Bay Area, including updates throughout the day • The daily funnies in a Comics section updated every day • Dazzling photo galleries Subscribing to the San Francisco Chronicle • Downloading the app is free. New users can receive free content on the app for 14 days. • If you would like to subscribe, you can select monthly ($5.99) subscription. When purchasing through iTunes, your account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. Any unused portion of your free period will be forfeited at time of purchase. Your subscription will auto-renew unless you turn this off 24-hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period. Privacy Policy: www.sfchronicle.com/privacy_policy/ Terms of Service: www.sfchronicle.com/terms_of_use/

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Reviews

  • Horribly slow

    4
    By rpschnei
    It takes about 7 minutes to get this app running and view the news stories. Crashes often and buggy as hell. Updated: Deleting app and downloading/installing new version solved all my problems. Rating is now 4 stars instead of 1.
  • Much Improved

    4
    By Rhopelain
    I want to update and revise an old negative review I wrote. It’s only fair. The folks at the Chronicle have done a lot of work and the app works just fine. I’m glad to have a good source of local news that is easy to use. Old review: I want to read a local newspaper, but the SF Chronicle seems incapable of letting me do that. The site just doesn't work. Pages don't load, stories don't open, the site crashes. Seriously, I am only able to read all three sections I like to read about once a week. This is seriously embarrassing for a newspaper in the capital of the world's tech boom. Get your act together guys! This site stinks.
  • Great!

    4
    By RonGeorge711
    Once I deleted the app and reinstalled the app, things have been smooth, for my Air2..
  • Good newspaper (sliding a bit) app has improved significantly in 2017

    4
    By SJShaffer
    The chronicle is a good paper that has been better. Grammar is declining, proof reading seems to be non-existent and outdated articles seem to hang around. The upside is through Bay Area coverage and active investigative journalism. The newer generation of editors need a few more years to fill the shoes of the recently retired staff (Johnson , Nevis) The app seems to be stable after many years of abysmal performance.
  • Awful App in The Heart of Tech Workd

    3
    By RickSpear
    One would think that a newspaper located in the heart of this country's tech world could build an app that works. Version after version, the Chronicle fails to do so. Articles repeatedly fail to load. The "Front Page" doesn't load. This app is not ready for prime time. The Hearst Corporation should be ashamed. Based on the above review, I received developer feedback to reinstall the app. This seemed to do the trick. My main complaint now is that all of the articles in the print edition don’t always show up in the app.
  • OK... but

    3
    By DenebQuarlo
    There’s always a but, right? One of the annoying aspects of this application is the decision it makes the refresh the screen. I understand that it’s a new day and everything but I wish it would ask. From this side of the screen what happens is I tried to return to something I was reading in the Chronicle informs me that it’s a new day, brings me back to the front page and then I can’t find the story that I was reading again. Maybe the application can wait until I am leaving the article that I am reading, before it tells me it’s a new day. (By the way: I already knew it was a new day, and could swipe to refresh the screen so why am I being forced to leave the page I am reading?)
  • Revised–Gradual Improvement Over 2 Years/NOT

    4
    By charliec63
    You can read my original rating below. The current version of the app works well, and has good functionality. Compared to the earlier versions it’s much, much better. In some ways I like it better than The NY Times app, which seems to have been driven towards mediocrity by over ambition and advertising screen real estate. It has been a long haul for the chronicle hopefully the recent progress continues. My original assessment continues: The overall reading format is still clunky, but the apps reliability and usefulness has improved, ie. it doesn't crash as much. The NY Times continues to perform consistently better. Gradually, we'll arrive at a commonly shared format. This one is not quite there yet. C Update: The app has gone in the reverse direction. One might think, that being next to Silicon Valley and being ground zero for web app development around the world, that the Chronicle app might be a show piece, but that's not the case. Using it can be a brutal experience.
  • Still needs work

    4
    By Jim_Clarke
    This most recent version (from late 2017) seems to be a big improvement. However, I had to delete the older version and re-install the latest version to achieve the stability that the new version offers. There still are some problems with rendering images when more than 10 are included with a story. Frequently see blank/black spaces where an image(s) should be seen. Overall- it’s gotten quite a bit better. Update: Ok, the issue of "hanging on opening" has been resolved with the recent upgrade. However, the app continues to act wonky on the iPad. Note: I have a brand new iPad so this is not a hardware problem. Sometimes when I open the app, it defaults to the last section of the paper (e.g. Sports; Business; etc) and it won't let me go back to the Front Page. I have to close it and re-open. Other times, the navigation menu on the upper left corner of the screen is not present. Again, I have to close and re-open. While the app is better, it clearly doesn't compare to The NY Times iPad app. --------------------------------------------------------- I can't really upgrade the review below. This app still hangs when opening the first article each time I open it. I still have to close the app (eg throw it off the screen) and re-open it for the first article be open. This app is still not as good as the NY Times mobile app. As an update to my previous review (below) the app still almost always freezes on first opening. Requires that I throw the app off the screen (at least once) and then re-open in order to get the first story to actually load. Frustrating that this app still continues to be problematic compared to the NY Times app. The Chron iPad app is still not as fast as the NY Times version in terms of page loading. This current version is better but there a still problems with freezing-up after opening. I still have to close the app; throw it off the screen and re-start to get the first story to actually render on the screen. However, compared to my original review (below) it's definitely an improvement. This app has a number of on-going problems that have yet to be resolved. Pages still don't render correctly on pages with banner ads at the bottom of the page. This requires that the user reset the font size so that text re-renders correctly. Otherwise text appears underneath the banner ad! This is just poor programming. In addition, the app still crashes (although not as often as before.) This app should be as good as the NY Times mobile app - but it isn't.
  • Occasionally can’t scroll

    2
    By E Hartz
    This app is functional, but occasionally (but on a daily basis) when scrolling down through news stories (and not even particularly fast) it stops and becomes unresponsive for moment, and then scrolls again. iPhone 7
  • Clunky app

    1
    By Wc reader xyzzy
    It is a very slow and clunky app. Stories are slow to load. Very little is seen in any screen to facilitate selection of larger story. Moving between sections is awkwardly designed. This is the best that can be done in premier high tech region? It has recently been , and I hesitate to use word, "upgraded", since that implies major change. It is not quite as slow and clunky so maybe gets a bit in a 2nd star. But sometimes it is necessary to tweak site in order to get stories to load. Getting current day's edition is a slow process but at least now it works, unlike before. Designers should check out how efficiently other newspaper sites work and aim for that standard. It has again been "upgraded", but still remains incredibly slow. Sometimes news stories will not load without shifting to other sections first. Why can't they get it right

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