Quantcast
Jump to content

PreCentral: New York Times discontinues otherwise functional webOS app


Recommended Posts

New York Times discontinues otherwise functional webOS app

If you happen to have the The New York Times app installed on your webOS smartphone, well, we're sorry. The Old Gray Lady has decided that your smartphone is no longer worthy of their attention, and has stopped publishing new content to the feed servicing the app (the last news story you'll see is from Monday, chronicling the sanctions levied against Penn State football by the NCAA). At the top now is a 'note to readers', stating that The New York Times is no longer supporting their apps for BlackBerry or webOS smartphones, instead recommending you try out their mobile website.

While The New York Times is no doubt pulling support for both platforms due to the low number of users left, we can't help but acknowledge that the apps are of the past, both in features and structure and in the services supported by the paper. Since the webOS app was last touched by the Times back in December 2009 (yeah, two and a half years ago), the paper's

link hidden, please login to view
that limits free article views to ten per month on their website and modern apps to just the top stories. If you want to see the rest, you have to subscribe, and that starts at $15 a month ($20 if you want tablet access).

Seeing as the webOS app hasn't been updated in more than thirty months, the app would need a significant overhaul in order to support the subscription service. Rather than invest the time and money in that, the Times has opted to stop supporting the app all together. We can't say we blame them, but it still stings to have another big name pull out like this. At least there's … and a subscription to go with it.

mf.gif


a2t.imgGp8mdDHVwM0

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Topics

    • By dinoc
      I have an LG TV with Web OS 13.30.56 and the HBOMax app was replaced by MAX app.
      Since installing the new app I get 50+ per day ads notifications from Max app with the same add, every day , 50 notifications per day.
      I've made a video with the problem to understand it better:
      link hidden, please login to view Where can I report this problem to get it fixed?
      Please feel free to move this topic to a more appropriate area, if needed.
      Thank you
    • By Roy Brown
      webOS updated, I think to 2023, on my C2 a couple of days ago. Since then the News option on the Sky News app no longer works, instead timing out. The Weather and Climate options still work, though.
      I have deleted and reloaded the Sky News app, but the problem remains.
      Does anybody have any suggestions of what I might try to get this working again, or is this something for LG, or Sky, to fix?
    • By JeanF
      In the favorites list, the last favorite is added at the end of the list. How to change/sort the sequence of the favorites ?
    • By quentar82
      In the specifications of this LaserTV it is shown that WebOS 6.0 should be installed on this device.
      The latest Device Firmware Version is 3.01.02 and i am missing the RTL+ App (Germany) which should be available with WebOS 6.0 
      So any info when there will be a "real" WebOS 6.0 available on the Cinebeam HU915EQE?
       
       
    • By News Reporter
      3D Anamorphic Animal Series Kicks Off Company’s
      Local and Global Earth Day Activations

      SEOUL, Apr. 17, 2024 — Heralding the arrival of Earth Day 2024, LG Electronics (LG) unveiled today a 3D anamorphic experience on its Times Square billboard in New York City highlighting vulnerable and endangered species. The LG Endangered Species Series, which will run throughout 2024, features partnerships with Discovery Education and the National Wildlife Federation focused on educating students K-12 on conservation initiatives.
      3D Animals Overlook Times Square
      Unveiling on its dynamic Times Square billboard, LG will introduce a digital out-of-home (OOH) campaign showcasing anamorphic content that will highlight some of the world’s most vulnerable and endangered and recovered species in need of ongoing protection. Different species will be highlighted throughout the year beginning today with the snow leopard, followed by the bald eagle, Galapagos sea lion and reindeer later this year. The series will portray each animal in a stunning 3D effect that appears to be extending out of the actual display.
      Education Program Elevates Conservation Awareness
      Through partnerships with Discovery Education and the National Wildlife Federation, LG will host a K-12 educational series about vulnerable and endangered species tied to the Time Square billboard series. The LG Endangered Species Series will provide K-12 students with a deeper understanding of the unique qualities of endangered animals, and the role they play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem while fostering an appreciation of what makes each species special. LG will distribute curriculum materials aligned with educational standards to students and educators across the U.S. For additional details and opportunities to contribute to NWF’s
      link hidden, please login to view. and programs, visit . Life’s Good Earth Day Fair
      The LG Electronics North American Innovation Campus in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, is hosting the Life’s Good Earth Day Fair on April 22. Open to the public, the event will include a range of activities that highlight the importance of sustainable practices.
      In collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation, the community fair will provide valuable information on sustainable best practices and guidance on establishing your backyard as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.
      In addition to these activations, LG is working to make Earth Day every day by developing the most innovative products that provide consumers with significant savings through energy efficiency.
      # # #

×
×
  • Create New...