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  • #: 114708
  • Price: $5.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2011-01-19
  • Current Version: 2.0
  • 2.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 4.80 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: McSweeney's
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • © 2009-2011 McSweeney's
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Stories. Short films. Interviews. Comics. Readings. Bad advice. All delivered straight to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.No more lonely moments.--- Start now and receive: The current week's item; plus Raw Water, a story by Wells Tower ---HOW IT….. Read more

What's New in Version 2.0

+ Support for iPad, Retina Display and multitasking,
+ Purchase full-length eBooks typeset specifically for your screen size,
+ Share Internet Tendency articles via Twitter, Facebook or email,
+ Push Notification sounds by Nick Thorburn of Islands and Mister Heavenly,
+ Synchronize purchases across devices with your McSweeney’s Account.

NOTE: You will be required to sign up for a free McSweeney’s Account to use this and future versions of the app.

If you are upgrading from version 1.x of the iPhone app, please register a new account by selecting the link from the welcome screen. Your existing subscriptions will be automatically added to your McSweeney’s Account and made available across your various digital devices.

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Rated 2/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


2/5 stars
Books don't 'get' the iPad

I'd much rather buy a book from a small place like McSweeney's, but it's extremely strange that they think it's good to do away with letting a person adjust the layout and font size of their ebook. That's one of the *benefits* of an ebook and I'm alarmed that McSweeney's would release a FAQ for a new ebook store and mention that as a con.

If I want to hold my iPad close or farther away, in other apps I can adjust the font size to accommodate my reading preferences (not to mention people with visual impairments who see ebooks as a godsend). And the online content actually does have the option to adjust fonts in the app, but downloadable content doesn't. I think the FAQ is just trying to save face for the app's technical/production-related compromises (sounds like the books are made with Adobe's awful tools that create flat images instead of live text).

I want to like this app and support McSweeney's for making it, but I hope they have something better planned for the near future.

0/5 stars
App update locked me out

WTF? I paid for this app and have 4 months left on my sub and suddenly I need an account...? I didn't sign up for them to have my email -- they changed the terms mid-subscription. Worse, there's no way to contact them directly. Instead you get sent to a support site where you get to write on a message board. F'ed up unnecessary and impersonal treatment from a small publisher. And the post-ironic cutesy bs is fine in the articles but really irritating when you're just trying to get answers.

5/5 stars
A very great thing.


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