The Journal Science app for iPhone and iPad
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Latest reviews of The Journal Science app for iPhone and iPad
Update: the December 2015 update now lets you zoom but only at one level. Free zooming still not possible. Still no landscape on iPhone.
Zooming not possible, you need a magnifying glass to read. Must give 1 star worth none.
App is nonfunctional
Longtime subscriber to Science, looking forward to reading issues on the iPad.
Unfortunately, I cannot access my subscription on the iPad. Multiple requests to AAAS for help ignored. App is useless.
A dud with a long way to go. The app is slow, prone to crashing, clumsy to navigate, slow to update each page, displays low resolution images of the print magazines layouts, and provides no content enrichment or display creativity. It provides links to "share" via mail or social media, but the option is lame: it links to a pay wall, and even then links to print pages, not to individual articles. Evidently AAAS doesnt get that the strategy of sharing via social media is to drive traffic to a web site on the strength of content, which then can be leveraged to sell subscriptions and products. As it stands, only subscribers can see any anything on the app or via "shared links," and even then only after first providing account credentials. How very disappointing. With their transfer from Zinio to the Apple Newstand, there is sadly no alternative other than using a web browser to read the online copy. AAAS is clearly clueless about the iPad/tablet publishing revolution. This is an embarrassment for a flagship science publication, to be so behind and so inept in adopting and taking advantage of modern technology and electronic publishing platforms.
Some features are better; some are not
The download of a full PDF of the journal is an improvement over the earlier versions. However, downloads that size can be very slow on an iPad. This version works more like an electronic form of a paper magazine--reinforcing a linear model. The earlier version often seemed to hide parts of the paper issue from direct access through the application.
Not wild about move from Zinio
I am a big fan of the digital/mobile version of Science Magazine. But as others have noted, this new platform is much worse than Zinio. It is clunky, download speed is astonishingly slow, and page navigation poorly implemented. I wish AAAS had done more extensive user testing before making this move.