Reuters news app promises news, sports and business developments but fails to impress.
by on March 17, 2010
This good-looking app is supposed to offer easy access to up-to-the-minute news, sports and business developments all via the power of pictures. Trouble is, it just doesn’t work very well. And despite the glossy opening screen it doesn’t deliver what it is supposed to.
Yep, so there are some menu options. And clicking on those shows you a picture slideshow (which you have to touch and ask to play). But there are no captions on the pictures by default so they’re just a bunch of images without explanation.
If you do touch the menu bar to bring up the explanation, it not only covers the entire picture, but it pauses the slideshow, so you have to go back and start it up again (you can, however, slideshow the captions once you’ve looked at the pictures).
Then there’s the relevancy of the images – they don’t seem to relate to anything and are just a random collection of pictures. This app is a waste of time. Unless you do want to waste some time, that is.
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