Heads up, digital subscribers*. We’ve just released an update to our iPad app, the one that presents each day’s paper in an electronic format.
To get the update, head to the App Store and search on “Roanoke Times.” Look for the icon labeled “Print Replica.”
What’s new with the update?
To begin with, the loading screen is now a gorgeous image of Grayson Highlands by former Roanoke Times photographer Sam Dean.
Beyond that, the biggest change benefits your bandwidth consumption. In the previous version, the app would automatically download that day’s edition for offline reading if you were in a WiFi area. Now you have to push a button in the upper left (labeled “download for offline reading”) to kick that in.
This change was made to allow users with limited storage capacity on their devices to choose when to download and when to read only online.
Another change makes the app act more like a tablet app, allowing for left-right sweeping gestures to quickly scan content. When you are in the article mode (you get there by double-tapping on a story), sweep your fingers across the screen from left to right. The story you’re reading will sweep away and be replaced by the next article on the page.
You can learn more about the iPad app by checking out our FAQ.
This video also walks you through the iPad app signup and links to other instructional videos in our Digital Access Series. (Yep, that means we have stuff for you Kindle users and Droid fans, too.)
*Remember, if you’re a print subscriber any of our digital products are included at no cost. Email email@example.com to sign up and get started.