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Store is open for the NewsOK iPhone app

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm •  Published: July 21, 2010

We launched an iPhone application about a month ago.

There wasn’t a lot of fanfare. There was no ticker-tape parade. We didn’t shout it from the mountain tops.

But we did launch the product. It happened right before the iPhone 4 was released. The new iPhone operating system gave us a few hiccups. Frankly, for a handful of days, the app just didn’t work on iOS 4.

But that was fixed, and now the app’s arrival can be sung from the top of the mountain.

If you look at the reviews for the application in the iTunes store, you’ll see that people who have downloaded it (it’s only $0.99) have either really enjoyed it or hated it.

Most of the people (ok … all of the people) who gave it the poor review were iOS 4 users in that 5-day window of trouble. I don’t blame them for being upset and disappointed with their purchase, but I do encourage them to try it again, if they haven’t already.

Here are some of the good reviews in the store:

Easy to navigate …all the top stories. Great app!

Updated and it works great on 4.0 now. Lots of content for a local news app.

Tons of ok news – love it

Here’s one of the bad review:

The app has yet to work, it just shows a black screen. Waste of money.

The poor review came on June 30, which is just about the time the updated version for iOS 4 came out. We hope that user has had a better experience since they were alerted about the update via the store.

Check it out. It’s cheap, and it has tons of information. Really … it is loaded with headlines, blogs and videos.

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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