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Reader offers personal feedback to our iPad edition

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm •  Published: October 29, 2010

After some correspondence with a reader of The Oklahoman’s new iPad edition, he offered this feedback.

I thought I would share with the world.

I do like the app.  The structure is organized and easy to use.  I think I’ll like having the media links close at hand as I use it more.  The only downside I have found so far is that it doesn’t allow me to use the “pinch” feature of the IPad.  I realize I can increase the size of the font so it won’t be a deal killer.  For instance when I read my subscription to the Journal Record on my IPad I can make the words and pictures as large as I like.  It is a little harder to navigate.

Although $5 a month is less than a lunch, I do bristle a little bit about adding $60 a year to the cost of my subscription when I can read the digital edition on my laptop for free.  I realize it may be a necessary evil.

I think print and digital media have their place in the consumer’s news gathering experience.  I find the digital version a faster and more convenient way to get up to speed on issues I’m interested in.  The experience of handling a newspaper is a hard habit to break and I find myself reading articles I might have passed up in the digital version just because of physically coming upon them when thumbing through the pages.

Overall I commend you and the Oklahoman for being out front in the digital news revolution.  I thought you’d like to know.

by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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