Breaking News is the Austin American-Statesman mobile app for breaking news and most popular stories, including sports and local entertainment updates. This app has been recently updated for iPhone®, iPod Touch® and Android™. Our streamlined news app helps you stay connected with local headlines wherever you are.
• Receive breaking news throughout the day
• Access top stories and photo galleries
• Easy to share stories via Twitter or Facebook
• Free to download and install
There were several problems with previous versions of this app. It's working great now (March 12). I'm running IOS 6 on an iPhone 4S.
This is the worst app I have ever used on iPhone. The app crashes every time I open it and try to read a news story.
The newspaper is provincial, the online version is expensive, and the headline app can't stay on long enough to read a full article (short and uninformative as they are). Do they know that they represent one of the world's tech capitals?
This app used to be good and actually have news. Now it just crashes and it rarely loads current news correctly. Deleting the app!
I typically try to look at this every morning to get a brief update on the news. Not sure about what others are saying regarding less content, though it wouldn't surprise me as the Statesman is doing all it can to get online paying subscribers. The thing for me is it crashes every other article. I'm about done with it.
Terrible. It crashes after 3-5 minutes.
This is without a doubt the worst news outlet app. Subscription or not this app is very poor.
Just removed from my apps
This is an embarrassing showing for an app. It crashes, it displays articles that are weeks old and irrelevant. One of the only apps that I've ever encountered that is worse than just going to the normal sight. Also, the statesman now requires you to be a subscriber and pay for most content. Who are they kidding? They're no NY Times (glad to pay for that one). I'll get my local news elsewhere.
Little to no content in this app. Don't waste your time or bandwidth.
This app is really poor. It is constantly crashing. Please fix it. I used to read it all the time. I can't evaluate the content when it crashes so much I can't read the content Surely AAS can do better
After using this app daily for more than a year, it appears the only thing functioning now is the radar and ads. What is the point?!? Extremely disappointed that the statesman apparently has no interest in making its news available on apps. Would give zero stars if I could.
None of the statesman's apps are worth a dern. This one no longer loads news. were did the business and life section go? Get the San Francisco Chronicle app instead!
There is nothing on this app. The statesman is determined to be a "dead ender" in its fight against the Internet news delivery revolution.
Horrible. Never up to date. Why bother even making this worthless app available? This says volumes why the Statesman is going under. Hire a pro, and get your act together!!
I have to say, I've wanted to increase my rating for this app, but it's not going to happen. This is worthless. I subscribe to the paper 7 days a week, but travel frequently. Unfortunately, none of the apps on iPhone, iPod and iPad have all of the current articles from the newspaper. How is that so hard, less intensive than printing papers. Guess that's what happens when the paper is more interested in pushing a political agenda then printing news.
Two stories a day, wow.
Finally time to delete the app. Nothing loads --it's entirely blank. I guess they've moved the last outdated headline and single paragraph "previews" behind the pay wall now, too.
I think time travelled back to the early days of apps. No iPad version. Mostly old articles. Sports is last week's RR Express stories. Why did you bother. Just turn it over to the Texas Tribune.
It is false advertising to call this "breaking news" because it is anything but. The old app was truly an app version of the paper while this one was designed to force you to subscribe to obtain relevant content. Truly pathetic. Nothing here but old news, opinion pieces, and local crime garbage. I'd give it zero stars if possible
The iPad App seems fine, but the iPhone app is lacking. Ask the USA Today folks how they did theirs.
After trying to read the news and getting text alert sign up ads every few seconds, I as a long time reader with this app have deleted it. You have lost my readership... I have a feeling you will be losing much of your customer base if it continues.
Would rank lower if an option. AAS is determined to prop up the print edition by making online readers "pay up" for "premium content". Now if the content was truly premium I would be gals to pay a reasonable price for an online app/subscription. But better off getting local news from KVUE or other TV news sites that have better grasped the way audience engages via this new medium called the Internet. Don't bother downloading - give to Texas Tribune or subscribe to the ABJ instead - both will keep you more informed.
The print version of the Statesman is OK, and this app must be designed to encourage subscriptions.
Terrible app. Scratch this version and start over. Please publish news not opinions.
Another example of a dying newspaper.
Forced to switch to this new app which is much worse than the old one. No tech news and no blogs. App isn't even formatted for the iPad. Why release a new app that isn't iPad compatible? Definitely a step down. Save yourself the trouble and get an app from another Austin news source.
Under the previous app you were able to access most of the paper, under their "new and improved" app you cannot access the majority of what was once available. In short this is a huge step backward. I subscribe to the dead tree edition seven days a week because my wife prefers to read hardcopy. I don't read it at all, but would if it were available electronically.
Why make an app if the experience is so bad. No iPad layout. A responsive website would be better than this.
Non working crap.
You had an audience to view ads, now you have nothing. Poor choice. Bye. Now the thing doesn't even work.
I'm having the same problem as everyone else!! It doesn't work!!! Loved the old version!!! Hate this one and now it won't even work!!!
No content display in any category after installing the latest version of the app. Sort of like their supremely-overpriced physical paper--nonexistent or fluff content that fails to inform.
This is by far the worst local Austin news app. It does even show News anymore, only weather and traffic. What are you thinking? The Statesman management should be embarrassed with this app. What happened? It used to be functional with actual news content. They continual degraded both the iPhone and iPad versions. I've always tried to support the Statesman since it is the only mainstream paper in town, but you have now lost a paying customer.
Bring back the old app!!
This app is worthless as it does not work at all. I'm giving up on it after waiting for months for them to try to work out the issues. I'm done.
No content; when there used to be content, it wasn't timely or complete.
I can't imagine this getting any worse than it already is. Absolutely horrible! Has to be the worst app ever made.
Not sure what happened but the app stopped working today. I deleted then reloaded it and it still is not loading the news feed. Too many bugs.
Bring back the old one this is worthless.
I wish this worked, but it crashes all the time. Content disappears, links frequently take you to the wrong article. The old app worked, but this one just doesn't. I have to get my Austin Statesman news old school paper style.
Had it all of two days. Never has worked. Can only see ads, no news content.
This is the most bug filled and disorganized app I have ever downloaded. It used to be great (years ago) and informative. Now, it's just terrible with a lot of typos and bad grammar. Doesn't even load as of today. Goodbye Statesman.
The more they try to fix this app, the worse it gets.
Doesnt work; worthless. Junk app.
Used to be helpful. Now it's just frustrating. I guess you get what you pay for, so I guess I'll go without local news 'cause I'm sure not going to subscribe.
Poor layout and navigation. Disrupting dialogs that pop up for articles you've already read. This app is terrible.
Don't waste your time with this. Does not work consistently.
Like going back to a dumb phone-worthless to pay for that crap!!
App crashes anytime you open a story. So, unless you just want to read headlines only, don't waste your time.
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