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  • Premier Icon franksinatra
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    I know this has been done to death but…..

    I am a subscriber. The new magazine comes out, I open the app a see the new mag. I click on the price, it then says Processing Purchase Request, then nothing. It stalls on this screen for ages, currently like that since yesterday. This was she same last month.

    I assume this is not how it is meant to work?

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Premier Icon althepal
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    I dont even bother with the bloody thing, bag of shite.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    I’ve gone digital only 🙁

    Premier Icon beaker
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    I download the PDF version and get it onto my Ipad via itunes. I have managed to get the app to work once and didn’t like the format.

    allthegear
    Member

    I open the PDF on my iPad and the a button appears saying “open in iBooks”. Click this and it adds it to your iBooks library.

    Much better UX than the app

    Rachel

    nealglover
    Member

    What is “UX” ?

    allthegear
    Member

    Sorry – UX = User Experience. Been reading too many web dev things recently, clearly!!!

    Rachel

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    It is a bit rubbish, it didn’t bother me too much when I had a print subscription but now I am digital only I should be able to get what I pay for.

    It is still trying to process the purchase, more than 24hrs after clicking,

    Also makes me wonder if stw are missing out on sales from non subscribers who may which to pay for downloads and just give up.

    Premier Icon woody21
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    I’ve just signed up as a subscriber and cannot open the PDF version on my iPad and the version on the app wants £3.99 from me – so I’m a little confused

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    I think the theory is that when the mag is published, STW let pocket mags know who the subscribers are and they in turn apply a £3.99 credit to your account, allowing you to buy the mag. Not sure if this credit is meant to show up or not, mine too just says £3.99.

    PDF works fine on my ipad, but I like the app UX (when it works)

    Premier Icon woody21
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    Thanks – only signed as a subscriber last week

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    App only ever worked for the free sample for me. Just use the PDFs and open in kindle now.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’ve flagged it up – might be worth emailing moderator@ directly though.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Still not working this month. Issue 82 only available to me on PDF.
    App has been processing purchase request all day

    Getting a little boring now.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’ll ping it again. Might be a delay though, I think most of the staff are at MM.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Thanks

    In the meantime does anybody know how I get it to save on iBooks? I have it on my reading list on safari but it takes ages to open as loads the full PDF.

    Premier Icon woody21
    Subscriber

    Eventually I got the app to work – but it was a struggle, with lots of emails to Pocket Mags and Singletrack

    slackalice
    Member

    I’ve not been able to get it to work adequately either. It all seems a bit halfway house to me. IMB online mag is the way for magazine digital media IMO.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
    Subscriber

    In contrast the Newstand STW app works really well for me on the iPad. Notifies me when a new issue is available and I can just open it and hit download. Job done. Very happy.

    Agree about the layout comments though. See “Cyclist” mag for how e-mags should be laid out. (Flick left-right through story leads. Down for story body. Flick pics for more. Full 360 views of bikes and inline videos)

    In the meantime does anybody know how I get it to save on iBooks?

    Once you’ve selected “Open in iBooks..” It should be saved in the iBooks library. When you open iBooks again you might need to hit the “Collections” button and select “PDFs”.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Still not working.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    PDF’s all well and good but you miss out on the extra photos and fancy stuff that should come with app.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    frank: did you at least get PDFs to open/save in iBooks as I described?

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Yep, PDF working fine. App shows Processing Request, never moves on from that.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Well things have finally moved on. The £3.99 button has now evolved into a Download button, only it doesn’t work. Still not able to download as clicking the button does nothing. 🙄

    Premier Icon jambalaya
    Subscriber

    Sound like I’m not missing much, it is useful to download the PDF as I’m often not around to pick up the print mag and it works well as computer is linked to main TV which is a great way to read it, look at photos and videos but I’ve never bothered with the app

    grum
    Member

    I’ve given up. Applied for the Pocket Mags account – never heard anything. Emailed STW about it – never heard anything.

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