#GlobeApp Suggestions

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  1. Fix the glitch that does not allow the app to Start on my iPhone 3G. Great app when it works!

    I can't get the app to start anymore??? What happened, it was so good!

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    • REDUCE HEADLINE FONTSIZE! Headlines longer than 6 words are cut off in the main index. WHY???

      It's incredibly annoying, on an iPhone 4, when scrolling through headlines, to see something like "Harper to announce plan on" and the last few words of the headline are cut off!!!!!!! I then have to click the headline, which brings me to the article, to read the whole headline and realize it's something I could care less about, and have to click back, only to see another half-dozen cut-off headlines, and have to click each one to see te whole headline.........

      3 votes
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      • Multitasking

        With my iPhone I do several things at the same time so I have to go back and forth between different apps. But everytime I return to globe and mail app, it starts over from the loading screen. And it does not even continue on from the page that I was viewing so I have to look for the article and open it again. It is really annoying and wasting time. I am pretty sure that this is the main reason for that there are still ppl who don't like the app although it has good contents. This app must…

        3 votes
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        • create an android app

          Create an app for the Android platform.

          3 votes
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          • The 'thumb up/down' button needs to be clearer.

            The 'thumb up/down' button needs to be clearer. Am I giving a 'thumbs up' to the headline or the article opinion? Frequently the article opinion separates itself from the topic of the event. Am I giving a 'thumbs up' to the event or to the opinion of te event?
            I don't want to give false support to events that I dislike, even though I may agree with the opinion in the article.

            3 votes
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            • potential bug?

              I love this app but have been unable to use it for a few weeks, as it does not connect to the server (thus I cannot access anything at all). I have the lastest version. Many of my friends are experiencing the same problem. Is there a fix that I am unaware of?

              2 votes
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              • 4 votes
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                • Push news and store offline

                  Push new news items to the app and store in offline mode. iPod touch users can grab and go, reading the morning news on their commute without worrying about a wifi connection.

                  6 votes
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                  • Portfolio tracking

                    Add an option to track our portfolios. I spend a lot of time tracking it via my computer, it would be nice to be able to consult it.

                    Bloomberg has a good app for that.

                    3 votes
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                    • Enable easy wifi download of articles, not list of them, for offline reading

                      Articles themselves are not downloaded unless you scroll through them. This takes too long and you are losing my eyeballs to the faster downloading NYT

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                      • Create An iPad Version (like USA Today For iPad)

                        Newspaper style; like the WSJ or USA Today.

                        15 votes
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                        • 1 vote
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                          • Include full articles

                            Articles are sometimes MUCH shorter than in the paper or on website (e.g., Rubin, Peak Oil: 3 paras on iPhone version; 10 paras of website full article)

                            6 votes
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                            • Provide better offline functionality. Spreed reading doesn't work offline.

                              Spreed reading doesn't work offline. Articles take a longer time to load offline which shouldn't be true.

                              4 votes
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                              • Put out a paid version so these ads will stop annoying me!

                                I'm not sure who turned on the ad server tonight, but the reloading of ads every single page is ridiculous. Put out a paid version so I can get rid of the ads and support a great program!

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                                • Have an option to turn off offline downloading -- it wastes data if you just want to read one story

                                  It automatically starts to download the whole issue for
                                  offline reading even if i only use the app to read one story. That uses far too much data than it needs to -- eating into limited data plans. Since iphones are always connected, it doesn't really make sense to have automatic offline downloading, or at least it doesn't make sense to have no way to shut it off.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • iphone app

                                    Does it work offline?

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                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • Provide a way to exclude 'Sports' from 'Top Stories' or at least add a 'News' category

                                        I'm not a sports fan, so the 'Top Stories' is pretty much a waste for me, but then there is no way for me to find the rest of the news that doesn't fit elsewhere.

                                        Please either:
                                        1. Provide a way to show/hide categories of stories.
                                        2. Add a 'News' category without Sports/Arts/etc...

                                        Thanks!

                                        7 votes
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                                        • 3 votes
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