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I enjoy the USC/UCLA sports section, but how about adding UCI to it? Support your local college team! They are consistently ranked nationally and win in several sports, yet they play second fiddle to LA based colleges in The Peel.
Hi J., thank you for the comment! We actually just wrapped an in-depth iPad exclusive video documentary on UCI’s baseball season where we followed — and cheered on! — the Anteaters all season. We pick up our sports feeds (USC & UCLA) from the Sports department at The Register. I will forward your comment to them and we on the iPad team will keep our eye out for more news from UCI sports. Caroline, iPad team.
I just moved to LA and miss the Register. The Peel is good but does not include the best oped section in the country. How do I get it?
Hi Frank, thank you for the note. I’m glad you enjoy OCR The Peel, thanks for the support! For the Opinion columns, I’d suggest you try the OCR News Edition App. Just download the app (look for the blue & white icon with the “R”), tap on “My News” in the upper left corner, then tap on “Opinion.” The Peel is a great showcase for photos, video and some of our lighter news and stories. The News Edition updates continuously 24/7 and has a great depth of news stories and columns.
Is there anyway to leave comments on individual articles using the iPad app? I couldn’t find a button on the article other than tweet or post to Facebook and the feedback button took me here. Maybe I just missed it? Thanks!
Hi Margaux, Thank you for your note and interest in OCR The Peel. No commenting tool…yet! It’s an improvement we’d like to make and hope to do so soon. Caroline, iPad team.
Just read your “10 Great Baseball Movies” article in the Orlando (Orange County, FL) Sentinel…could not have done better myself. My deceased dad was a promising catcher who received knee injury during WWII and never played in college or beyond. However he loved baseball and was so fortunate to befriend Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Dick Williams, and other Red Sox greats and would be one of the first to start the “Yankees Suck” chant. Seeing Ray’s “Dad” in catchers gear always brings a tear for me as well…
FSU/Stetson baseball May 8-9
“Come on down”
Jim, thank you for the kind comment and for sharing your story! Will hold great thoughts for you and yours during the baseball season. Isn’t it great how our favorite teams and sports can become, literally, parts of our family? Caroline, iPad team.
I have been a subscriber to the Register for over 30 years. This is the only app/subscription that I am aware of that does NOT provide same day content . Why in the world doesnt the Register provide current day digital version of the paper? I also subscribe to the WSJ, NY Times etc and they all provide same day content as does USA Today etc.
Thank you for your feedback. Currently, we publish every evening, Monday through Saturday at 6pm. We try to capture the big stories of the day — same day content — in local news, sports, business and entertainment. Many of the stories we publish at 6pm can be found in the next morning’s paper. We are currently evaluating technical options that will enable us to publish more frequently while maintaining a design format that easily enables us to incorporate videos, graphics and photos. What are your thoughts regarding web apps and native apps? Do you use your news apps both off-line and on-line? I’d be very interested in hearing more of your thoughts and ideas! Caroline, iPad team.
Hi Caroline: I’m an Orange County Native and I also am very interested in Any News Related App – I try to keep abreast of any Local News Stories as Well as National News Stories – I currently Subscribe to NY Times, L.A. Times, USA Today, WSJ, and Orange County Register and have all of Their Current Apps Downloaded to My iPAD – I work for a Major Defense Company Contractor who has Headquarters here in the “OC” – For Security Purposes I can’t mention the name but we are heavily involved in some very Major U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts so I try to keep abreast of everything going on in the Industry – Plus I’m a Major Player in the Financial Sector and a Part-Time Employee with the Disney Resort & Parks here in the “OC”
Hi Rick, thank you for the note! If you have any further ideas to help us improve our app, please drop me a note and thank you for the support. Caroline, iPad team member
I’ve grid to open app twice on my iiPad with no luck. Gray shelves with nothing on them.
the empty grey shelves means there are no issues in your library. Tap on the “STORE” link and you will be able to download daily editions free and/or subscribe to receive daily issues via Apple’s Newsstand app for free as well.
I have subscribed but can’t download. Help, please
I can’t resubscribe from the app, there fore I have the app, but no content. iPad store says I have to buy the app before I purchase the content. I am having the same problem with “the Daily”.
Hello Jim, you should be able to subscribe and download daily editions from the “STORE” tab (located in the bottom navigation bar).
How todo I get today’s paper?
We publish every evening at 6p, Monday through Saturday. To get the latest edition, open the app, then hit the Store icon in the lower right corner of the app. You will see cover designs in chronological order with the most recenter edition in the upper left corner of the in-app Store. Just hit “download” or “free” to download and open the edition. If you are in newsstand, your daily edition may auto-download. if that is the case, tap on the Library icon — also in the lower right corner of the app — and look for the edition in the Library. I hope this answers your question and thank you for the comment! Caroline, iPad team.
The one feature I was looking for in this app was local event locations, times, costs, etc.. Maybe I’m missing something?
We include a daily “things to do” section where we list some of the bigger current events happening throughout the county, deals, travel and entertainment reviews. If you are looking for something specific and need a search option, I would encourage you to use the web resources ocregister.com or orangecounty.com. My apologies that we do not have this feature in the iPad app, but hopefully our web products can meet your needs. Thank you for the comment and feedback — we will look to add a more robust events section in the future! Caroline, iPad team.
Still wondering what subscribing is supposed to do??? Will each daily issue “automatically” download into newsstand? I’ve subscribed ( twice I think), and I have not had any downloads.
I subscribed to get new issues automatically to newsstand. How long does that take, I subscribed yesterday and thought I would get this evenings issue.
In most cases, I do not want to see ads; however, when I pick up the register, I often do so to review the local ads. For example, what’s the latest Hardin Honda or Crevier BMW lease options available? What is BestBuy pitching in their ads and how about Fry’s electronics? Therefore I recommend an easy way to view these daily ads just like we can do in the print edition. I would think this is a revenue stream for OCRegister and so unsure why I can’t find this in the iPad app.
Hi Ryan, thank you for the comment and suggestion. We are looking at ways to better incorporate our sponsors into the iPad edition and I appreciate your ideas! Caroline, iPad team.
Thank you for providing me with a small slice of joy today. I downloaded your app this morning after reading about in on the blog Reflections of a Newsosaur. As a transplanted Californian, it was a pleasure to catch up on sunny OC, especially as it is snowy here. I found navigating the app a breeze. Very intuitive even without the helpful explanatory diections.Thanks for the enjoyable read/experience!
Hi Pam, Thank you for your kind comment! If you haven’t already, please feel free to rate our iPad app in the iTunes store. If you have any ideas how we can make the iPad edition even better, please let us know and thanks again. Caroline, iPad team.
I’m back! 🙂 I was around to test v1.0. I uninstalled it after a day.
Today, your ad in the ABC News app brought me back for a second look. And, I have to say, v5 is WELL DONE. I think your team is on the right track. Not only with a much better interface and download experience, but also with how you’re keeping up with comments via social media. Heck, even your ad placement seems well considered. Keep up the great work.
P.S. For readers’ future ad placement consideration, can you yet share any stats about distribution and eyeballs for the OCRtablet? Thanks.
Hi Mel, thank you for your kind comment and encouragement! We are still working on upgrading many different aspects of the app, including better tracking our page views and uniques. It’s complicated since our app is comprised of several types of pages such as CCI (which is the system the Register uses to publish the print edition) and HTML as well as slide shows, videos & hot spots. Tracking each interaction has been a daunting task and we’re still working to make sure each tap & swipe is counted. In the meantime, I can share that we’ve had approximately 60,000 app downloads to date. Thank you again for the feedback and please stay in touch! Caroline, iPad team.
Where is your section ,for Job wanted?
Hi Gina, thank you for your comment. Currently, we do not have a “Job Wanted” section, but this is a very good suggestion. Thank you for the feedback and idea! Caroline, iPad team.
My daily paper was not delivered today, so I decided to read the news on my iPad. The Peel gave me everything I needed except for my favorite comic strips. Why aren’t the comics available online? By the time I discovered that my paper had not been delivered it was too late to call to have the paper delivered. All parts of the paper should be included online for situations like this.
Hi John, Thank you for your comment. We are exploring adding comics into a Sunday edition and also adding things like crossword puzzles and other content you expect from the print edition. In the meantime, we do include political comics in the iPad “Trending” section daily. Caroline, iPad team.
Great App. Is there a way to share links to pages or stories, ( email, FB, etc.) ? If not, then I think it would be a great enhancement and certainly inspire more downloads of the App.
Hi Dr. Nisco, thank you for the kind feedback! There is a sharing function in the upper right corner (facebook, twitter & email), though currently it only works for basic stories (hence, you will see the sharing icons removed for more complex, interactive or HTML stories). We are working on improving the sharing function so videos and slide shows can be shared as well. Caroline, iPad team.
When I am at the store, when is the daily paper published?..I can only download saturdays paper today…
Thank you for your feedback. Currently, we publish at 6p Monday through Saturday, so a new edition comes out in the evening. Hope this helps clarify! Caroline, iPad team
Will this iPad app ever change to live, up-to-date feeds for paying subscribers? I’d love to be able to replace my print subscription with a paid iPad subscription, and so would my husband, on his iPad, of course.
Hi Debi, Thank you for the question. Currently we publish Monday through Saturday at 6pm, so new editions come out each evening except Sundays. We hope to have a Sunday edition soon. There are also RSS feeds and a latest news widget (in the upper right corner) in the app that update 24/7. The app is free for now, and should we start a subscription, the plan is to keep the app complimentary for loyal Register readers like you. Please continue to reach out to us with your feedback and ideas! Caroline, iPad team.
Why can we paid subscribers download the current day’s edition instead of a day later?
Hi William, currently the app is free to everyone, and, should we ever start charging a subscription, the plan is to keep it free to our current loyal subscribers. We publish every evening, Monday through Saturday at 6p. And many of the stories in our 6p edition will actually be in the next day’s print edition…so we are actually publishing most stories a day earlier, rather than a day later. Hope this helps clarify and thank you for the comment! Caroline, iPad team.
Is there a “search” function in order to search for an individual story within all issues?
Hi James, thank you for the suggestion. Currently, we do not have a search function on this app. Caroline, iPad team
I get th OC Register, shouldn’t I be getting the electronic version free?
Hi Joseph, thank you for the comment. Currently, this iPad app is free to everyone. And should we start to charge for it in the future, the plan is to always keep it free for our loyal Register subscribers. Caroline, iPad team
I’m a long time subscriber. How do I receive the Register on my I pad.
Hi William, thank you for being a loyal reader! Just search for OC Register in the iTunes store, then download “OC Register The Peel” app. After you download the app, tap the “Store” icon inside the app and download each daily edition. Hope you like what you see and thanks for the comment. Caroline, iPad team
This is a great app sorta like flipboard but just for OC!
Hi John, thank you for the comment. So glad you like the app. If you haven’t already, please rate and review our app in the iTunes store and thanks again for the support! Caroline, iPad team.
By mistake, I allowed alerts from the Peel to be pushed to my I pad—please unsubscribe me to this feature. Thanks.
Hi Debbie, on your iPad, just go into settings, notifications, choose The Peel, then under “alert style” choose “None”. Hope this helps clarify and thank you for the comment. Caroline, iPad team
Well done. I have watched you start with what seemed a confused trivial mess into a unique offering that is using the multimedia capabilities if the iPad to deliver content that we don’t get other places. I like the features that focus on Orange County since that info is not available through other media sources. You are definitely heading in a good direction and I commend you for what obviously has been a lot of hard and thoughtful work.
I see comments regarding charges for this app. I have lived long enough to know that nothing is ever free. I know you struggle with the issues of ads v content and the cost of good writers v the junk that is freely available in the cloud. I for one would be happy to pay as long as you provide thoughtful, informative, well-written content that is not simply a rehash of the stuff we get from the talking heads. Keep up the good work.
Thank you for the kind note & support! We will continue to work to streamline the presentation, navigation and enhance user experience. If you haven’t already, we would certainly appreciate a review in the iTunes store if you have a moment. Thanks again! Caroline, iPad team
I totally agree with Gregg’s comments, a very well thought out app that’s both informative and fun to read and experience. Good job team!
I think there is some confusion from some of your readers however. This app is not intended to be a replacement to the OC Register printed publication…it never was as far as I can tell. It’s another publication (albeit, an ePublication:-) of a different sorts. There may be some similarities in here and the printed document, but it’s definitely not a one for one. Like some other readers here, I am very interested in getting both OCR The Peel and an official e version of the actual OC Register. I read that this was happening in Nov that a new app called Orange County Register New Edition was coming, but I do not see it yet. Has it just been delayed or what is the current status please?
Hi Ken, Thank you for your kind feedback. We currently have both an updated OC Register The Peel app and an OC Register breaking news app in Apple’s hands for approval. Plus, both The Register newsroom and the interactive managers here at Freedom Communications are actively looking at new options to improve both our tablet and mobile offerings in 2012 — good things coming this year and thank you again for your support! Caroline, iPad team.
I am interested in getting the TV listings for sports programs that are shown on the inside page of the OC Register Sports section. However I am unable to view these schedules on the current iPad edition. Am I missing them or will they be published in the future?
Good question! We are currently working on adding a story position that holds TV listings for sports. We are toying with 2 different formats (1) lifting the “on the air today” section from the print OC Register Sports section or (2) creating a page with links to the schedules of all major local pro & college teams. Do you have a preference? Appreciate the note and feedback! Caroline, iPad team
Thank you for the question and kind comment! If you looked behind the curtain of our homepage, you’d see a series of pages containing small boxes (individual stories) that are connected together with what we call “jumps”. Unfortunately, there is no way for these home page boxes to “know” where you tapped last as they are not smart elements. Another way to view stories on our app is to tap the Page Viewer icon. You might find this to be a better way for you to navigate from story to story. Thanks again for the comment and support. Caroline, iPad team.
Love the feature stories.
Thank you for the comment. The feature stories include videos and interactive elements, such as 360-degree photos, that you’ll see only on the iPad. We hope you continue to enjoy these stories! Caroline, iPad team
How do I get same day copy…. Always a day behind?
Thank you for your comment. Currently, we publish Monday through Saturday at 6p, and many of the stories we publish at 6pm can be found in the print edition the following morning. We are looking at technical solutions to help us get to a point where we publish 7 days a week, several times per day. In the meantime, please tap the “latest news” icon in the upper right corner to get the most recent stories. Caroline, iPad team.
Now that I’ve read a few issues, how do I delete them from my iPad?
Thank you for the question. To delete old issues, go into the Library then press down on any old edition. All editions should turn gray with an (X) in the upper left corner. Delete the editions you want by tapping the (X). When you are finished deleting, tap Done in the upper right corner. Hope this answers your question and thank you for contacting us. Caroline, iPad team.
Can’t download any issues
Thank you for the question. Please confirm that you are connected to the internet. Then, after you open the app, tap on the Store icon to download issues. Please feel free to contact us again if you are still having problems. Caroline, iPad team
Delete button will not appear on old issues?
Thank you for the question. To delete old issues, go into the Library then press down on any old edition. All editions should turn gray with an (X) in the upper left corner. Delete the editions you want by tapping the (X). When you are finished deleting, tap Done in the upper right corner. Hope this answers your question and thank you for contacting us. Caroline, iPad team.
No editions of OCR on my IPad since last week! What’s causing this problem at the OCR?
Where do I find all of the high school scores?
Good question and thank you for the comment! We are working on creating pages that link to the latest prep scores. Until we get to that point, please see our sister brand, ocvarsity.com, which I’m sure you’re familiar with already. We work closely with ocvarsity.com on stories and features like our weekly “Tough Knocks High School Football” series. Caroline, iPad team
Great job Register. I’m a regular subscriber & am now in New England & appreciate getting the local OC daily news. Your presentation appears superior to that of the LA Times on IPad!
Where are the job classifieds?
Hi Susan, thank you for the note. Classifieds are not currently part of the app, but it’s an idea we can certainly look into. Caroline, iPad team
I like what I see so far. I am concerned about space. When I delete an issue from the library does it get completely deleted from memory?
Hi Tom, thank you for the feedback and support! Yes, when you delete an issue is is completely deleted from memory. We try to keep issues as light as we can — that’s why we stream all videos. I have 25 issues in my library right now. Caroline, iPad team
Please offer an option to have the paper download automatically when it is ready. This would make the process more efficient for the reader. Also, can you release the days paper a little earlier. At this point we are reading day old news. Thank you. Vito
Thank you for the comment. We publish new editions nightly at 6pm and many of the articles in our nightly edition (say a Monday night) appear in the next morning’s print edition. We are hoping to get to the point where we publish in the evening and again in the morning….we are slowly overcoming some workflow and technical challenges to get there. In the meantime, there is a “latest news” widget in the upper right corner of the app that updates continuously. I like your suggestion about having each issue download automatically; that’s a feature we are exploring with our development partners as well. Again, thanks for the feedback! Caroline, iPad team
Thanks again for the feedback — we appreciate the support! – Caroline, iPad team
I really like this app. I wouldn’t probably pay for a subscription unless it had more content. But I like t more than The Daily. Your content is better. So, I like what you are doing but would like even more. Also, I am a reacher ad would like a good way of being able to print out a story if I want the students to read it.
Thank you for the comment and flattering comparison to The Daily! We often look to The Daily for good innovation and design ideas, but for content we work closely with our colleagues at The Register, OCVarsity, orangecounty.com and Coast Magazine — reporters, photographers and columnists who really know Orange County. We are currently working on a sharing function that will enable you to share articles via facebook, twitter and email. The sharing function should be active within the next month. Thanks again for the feedback and support, if you haven’t already, we always appreciate a review in the iTunes store, and best wishes for a good fall semester for you & your students. — Caroline, iPad team
Where is today’s paper I only see yesterday’s
Hi Pete, thank you for the comment. Currently, we publish a new edition a the 6pm in the evening, Monday through Saturday. We also have a “latest news” widget that updates continuously. I hope that answers your question and thanks again for contacting us! Caroline, iPad team member
E Register has too slow download.The app edition is faster but a day late.
Hi John, thank you for the comment. The iPad app publishes at 6pm in the evening and features many of the stories our reporting team worked throughout the day — stories that you’ll see in print tomorrow. We also have a “latest news” widget that updates every time a new story is posted to a Register site or blog. Hope this helps clarify and Fight On! Caroline, iPad team
Here’s a few points in comparison to other news apps.
Move the navigation buttons to the top- it’s an iPad app, most people hold there ipad it toward the bottom, so it’s awkward with navigation buttons at bottom too.
When you navigate back, why can’t the previous page be in the same position where you left it
Check out USA today. It is very easy to use, so much easier that I usually go there 1st, even though I prefer oc register content.
Hi Don, thank you for the feedback! I’m a fan of USA Today as well. Our app reader, Woodwing, which publishes many national magazine tablet apps, places the navigation bar on the bottom by default. Are you using the app in portrait (like a book) or landscape (horizontal)? If you are reading our app in portrait, I’d recommend trying it in landscape. It’s a better way to experience our videos and slide shows and the nav bar may seem less awkward in the horizontal orientation. Again, thanks for the comment; we truly appreciate the feedback as we are still in our “beta” phase! Caroline, iPad team.
Where are the crossword puzzles?
Thank you for the suggestion! We are meeting with some vendors regarding crossword puzzles next week. Will keep you posted and thank you for the feedback! Caroline, iPad team
I would suggest adding an email the article to a friend option.
Thank you for the suggestion. We are working on a sharing solution — literally — as i type. Please stay tuned; we hope to have sharing up by the end of the month. Thanks again! Caroline, iPad team
I really like the new app. I’m from Fountain Valley, but currently live out of state. It would be nice to get more city by city news like in the iPhone version. Any chance that will happen?
Thank you for the feedback. If you haven’t already, please add a review of our app in the iTunes store; we truly appreciate the support! Our mobile team — an amazingly talented group — is actually working on a few hyper-local products that they hope to put into development soon. Expect more apps — tablet and mobile — coming from the Register in the near future. Thanks again for the kind comment & have a great weekend. Caroline, iPad Team
Hi OC Reg iPad team! I was lucky enough to meet some of the iPad team at your offices during a tour offered at #SMdayOC Social Media Day… It was exciting and impressive… It was at 5:30 or so, and we saw the big daily iPad story presentation meeting happening in the glass ‘war-room’… So cool! Anyway, I gave one of the guys some feedback that it would be great to have a ‘welcome’ button (or screen) to lead a new user to a ‘what this app offers you’ page or video. Exactly like the brief live presentation we were given today, I am very tech savvy, yet I admit that when I opened the app for the first time, I was intimidated. Also, why do we have to enter a zip code rather than city/state for weather, as it’s VERY hard to keep different zip codes memorized! All that said, I LOVE this app!
Hi Ginger, thanks for the feedback. If you haven’t already, please add your review of the app in the iTunes store — we really appreciate the support! We did an intro video when we first launched. I’ll track it down and re-post it. it shows a lot of the basic app navigation. We actually tried the city/state for weather but it seemed to open up too many possibilities for errors. Believe it or not, that weather widget was completely designed and programmed by our in-house design team — those guys rock. Thank you again for your kind note and glad you enjoyed your experience at the Register yesterday. Caroline, iPad team
I’m unhappy that as a subscriber to the paper edition, I have to purchase the iPad version. Since printed media has long depended on advertising for revenue, why not do the same for emedia?
Thanks for your comment. If you are a subscriber to the print edition of OC Register, you will be receiving the iPad version at no additional charge.
OCR Tablet Team
Only things I’m missing are the Frys ads and Sunday funnies!
Thanks for your comment. The iPad edition is intended to provide different information than the the print version of the OC Register, so Fry’s print ad and the sunday comics are not included. However, you can get the Fry’s ads on our website – http://www.ocregister.com.
OCR Tablet Team
You have a good start… But maybe look at how..WSJ reads in the iPad version… Easy and book like
Hi Brian, thanks for the comment and encouragement. I’m a fan of the WSJ app as well. It’s much easier to navigate than most dailies that are going for a print-replica kind of format. I also like that they are creating a 7-day archive. The ability to save past issues is a nice feature….something we’ve had since we launched. It’s interesting to see which features and formats different news organizations are embracing. Thank you again for checking out the app! Caroline, iPad Team member
The most “current” issue is 24 hours old. Why would I want to read old “news?”
Hi Jan, thank you for the note. Currently, we publish nightly at 6pm — so a new edition will be coming your way this evening. If you are a Register print subscriber, many of the stories that are in the 6pm iPad edition this evening (Saturday) will be in the Sunday print edition. There are also iPad exclusive features — such as tonight’s behind the scenes feature on “The Voice”. You will always see these features on the iPad first. For up-to-the-minute news, look at the cover page, you’ll see a “latest news” icon in the upper right corner, if you click on that icon, you’ll get the latest stories coming out of our newsroom. I just checked that feed, and the latest story came in 10 minutes ago. I hope that helps clarify and thank you again for the comment! Caroline, iPad Team member
The first thing I noticed while viewing a few of the Register issues, is that the text and photos are not as clear as they should be. I’m using an iPad 2 and am used to seeing very clear and beatifully rendered fonts and images. Both text and images within your articles have jagged edges. Will this be addressed?
Hi Steve, thank you for the note. Absolutely yes! Improving the text and image resolution is a top priority and has been since we launched the new app. We test new upload and download processes almost weekly — it’s always a balance between keeping the download size realistic and increasing the resolution. If you look in the Photo/Video section and the daily Featured Story, you’ll see that the photos look much sharper — that’s because our Photo Editors — an amazing group that really take pride in their presentation! — are using a Photoshop work-around to load the Photo/Video gallery into each day’s edition. It’s really time-consuming — and not realistic for us to add into the current work flow for other articles — but it demonstrates the commitment we have to making this app visually stunning. Thank you again for the comment and support! Caroline, iPad Team member
Still too long to download and too cumbersome to access features.
Hi Marcia, thanks for the note. Are you using the progressive download feature? After you start downloading an edition, the cover will “light up” about 10% into the download. If you tap on the cover after it lights up, then immediately tap on the featured story (which will redirect the download to concentrate on the featured story), you should be able to start reading within a minute or two. We are working with our tech partners to lighten the download size and plan to set up a way to download features separately in the Store. Of course our download would be really light if our photos and active elements were streaming instead of embedded, but 25% of our readers are using this app off-line, and we want to make sure their experience is just as robust as when readers are connected to the Internet. That’s why we only stream videos (which take up a lot of space) and embed everything else. Thank you again for the feedback — we are working to improve every day! Caroline, iPad Team member
Am I doing something wrong. It is June 23 and I am getting June 6 th news.
Hi Bill, thanks for the question. The app will always reopen in whatever edition you were last reading (June 6th, for example). To get the most updated edition, open the app, then hit the Store icon. In the Store, all editions are dated and the most recent edition is in the top shelf of the Store, Then hit “free” to download the most up-to-date edition. We are working with our vendors and development partners on a solution wherein the most recent edition loads automatically when you open the app. Hope this answers your question and have a great weekend! Caroline, iPad Team member
Great app but it would be even better if you were able to adjust the font size also would love to see a morning edition
Hi Diane, thanks for the comment! Actually, you can make the font size bigger. When you’re in the article you want to read, just turn the iPad to “portrait” orientation (so you’re holding it upright like a book) then “reverse pinch” using your thumb and index finger over the article. The font size will scale up as you spread your fingers out and contract as you bring your fingers closer together. There’s a small icon in the lower right corner of the article in portrait mode titled “Text Viewing Options” that illustrates this much better than I can explain. Again, thank you for the note and, if you have a moment, please leave a review of our app in the iTunes store if you haven’t already. Enjoy your weekend! Caroline, iPad Team member
How do I share stories via e-mail with others?
Hi Lynn, good question! Our designers have just developed a way that you can share stories via facebook, twitter or e-mail. We need to test it to make sure it works throughout the iPad edition and hope to implement it within the next few weeks. Stay tuned and thank you! Caroline, iPad Team member
Can I get a paid iPad subscription?
Hi Jonathan, thank you for the question. Currently the iPad edition is a free daily upload — enjoy! Caroline, iPad Team member
my wife and I love this app. She would love to have a coupon section. ie.restaurants, stores, etc.
The real estate section would be nice to see new homes available, plus their advertising could offset
Hi Mike, thank you for your comment and support! If you haven’t already, we’d be thrilled if you could rate our app in the iTunes store. Good thoughts regarding shopping, coupon section, and real estate, Those are items we are thinking of placing in our Sunday edition which we hope to launch soon. Please stay tuned and thank you again for the note. Caroline, iPad Team member
I really like having the newspaper on my iPad. However, if I can’t get the same news as on my delivered newspaper for that day I don’t see why I should subscribe for yesterday’s news. Am I missing something here?
Hi Steven, thanks for the follow up message. In terms of timing, many of the stories that are in the 6pm iPad edition this evening (Saturday) will be in your Sunday print edition. There are also iPad exclusive features — such as this week’s “Luxury Travel” series. You will always see these features on the iPad first. I hope that helps clarify! Caroline, iPad Team member
I was touring the register today and had learned of this app from the creators. I immediately downloaded the interactive app and love that I had the ability to read off line!!- which is my favorite. As a photographer for my school newspaper I have learned that pictures are worth a thousand words, and each image in the app tells it’s own story. It is very interactive with a large variety of interesting stories. Regarding the “slow download”, it only takes a few minutes at most and it is worth the simple wait. Although I have only been using it for a few hours, I reccomend it to all.
Thank you for your comment and support! Approximately 25% of our readers use the app off-line, so we like the download feature as well….and we will continue to do our best to make it faster. I agree with your comment about photography. Photos on the iPad look amazing and we really wanted to celebrate the accomplishments of our Photo team by choosing stories that are both newsworthy and have visual impact for the iPad product. Best wishes on your studies and thank you again for the note. Caroline — iPad team member
This is one of the best apps and uses for an app I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Being an OC native, I grew up reading the OC Register and itnis still my favorite source of local news. Keep the issues coming. When will we get to Download the morning edition and Sunday editions?
Thank you for the feedback. Awesome to hear you like the app. If you have a chance, it would be great if you could leave a review in the iTunes store (click here), we want to spread the word! We are working on adding both morning editions and a Sunday edition, however I don’t have the exact timing yet. Hopefully very soon. In the meantime, you might want to check out this post, which talks about our reasoning for publishing at 6pm. Keep the feedback coming! – Claus, iPad team member.
I tried the new OC Register beta for iPad and found it to be much better than previous version. It loaded rather quickly and seemed to contain most of the same sections as the regular print edition of the paper. Much better user experience this time around. Keep up the good work as this is the future of your media!
Thanks for the encouraging feedback. It is much appreciated! We hope you will take the time to leave a review in iTunes. – Claus, iPad team member.
Hi Paul, thank you for your comment! If you haven’t already, we’d be thrilled if you left a rating & review in the iTunes store. Thanks again, appreciate the support. Caroline — iPad Team member.
Why only I pad? Do you know the amount of android users is greater than itunes, iphone, ipad users. And why only for tablets? I use my android smart phone to read books why not the paper too. Very disappointing.
Thanks for your feedback and question. We do have an app for both iPhone and Android smartphones. You can find the Android app by searching in the Android Market or in the Amazon App Store. For the tablet app, we are currently supporting the iPad, but as the Android tablet market grows, we are currently developing the Android tablet version as well. Hope this is useful information. – Claus, iPad team member.
This is a great ap
We are thrilled that you like it! If you have a chance, we hope you will leave a review in the iTunes store. – Claus, iPad team member.
I am a home subscriber Friday thru Sunday but want to get OCR every weekday on my iPad. But, I want the current days news, not yesterday’s. When will current issues be ready?
Check out this post, where we give some background behind the publishing time. Hope this is helpful. – Claus, iPad team member.
I like the old version. No downloads.
Fair point about the download. We decided to go with a download in order to give readers an enhanced experience with high multimedia use and other interactive features. By downloading each edition, you are then also able to read each edition in an offline mode. The download does take time, and we definitely want to cut down on the wait time. We have introduced a feature that will allow you to start reading after about 10% of the download. Simply tap to download. When the cover lights up you can start reading, while the rest of the edition keeps downloading in the background. Hope this is useful information. – Claus, iPad team member.
I’m disappointed that there are no crosswords. Will you be adding those soon?
Thank you for your feedback. We will be evaluating what goes into the app and will add your request to the list. However, at this moment we are not planning on adding crosswords soon. – Claus, iPad team member.
Android now is the leader in market share. But im sure you guys knew that. 😉
Its good to see the developers behind this great site. So when are we going to see an APP for Android tablets?
I’m using the ASUS EEE PAD Transformer Tablet.
Thanks for your comment. We are working on an Android version as well. More to come later this year! – Claus, iPad team member.
Peggy, thank you for your inquiry. We are continuously seeking to update and develop the app, however at this point there are no plans to include the commentary. Later on in the year, we are looking to develop more apps. – Claus, iPad team member.
Where’s the “Local News” section using the new iPad app? It’s the reason we subscribe to the Orange County printed newspaper. Otherwise, nothing differentiates yours from all the others.
Dean, thank you for your question. We try to deliver exclusive, locally-focused content and highly interactive feature stories many of which cannot be found online or in print. While the app is not meant to be a replica of the printed newspaper, the top section in the app does focus on “news for o.c.”. In this section we showcase 8 OC stories and online feeds featuring OC Watchdog, Total Buzz and the latest news from around the state. All the other sections also include locally focused stories. Hope this information is helpful. – Claus, iPad team member.
Dave, good point. We are very aware of the challenge with the reviews. When we launched, we didn’t make it clear enough to readers exactly what our position is on pricing. We have since added this verbiage to the iTunes description. If you like the app, I would encourage you to leave a review in the iTunes store. Thanks for your feedback! – Claus.
What, no cartoon section???
Steven, thanks for your question. We do have some cartoons included. Check out the trending section, story #6. Every day we give you the best political cartoons in the LMAO@Comics series. Hope this is helpful. – Claus, iPad team member.
Dave, good question. Here’s what we have said (you can also find this and other answers in the FAQ):
The exact date for when we will start to charge for editions has yet to be defined. The content will be free for at least four months though. Perhaps longer. When we start charging for content, if you are a current print subscriber, you will continue to get free access to all iPad content. For all others, there will be an easy iTunes one-click purchase option within the app. You will be able to purchase one-week or one-year subscriptions. Pricing and other technical details have yet to be determined. Any editions downloaded before the date we start charging are yours to keep.
Let us know if this helps and if you have other questions. – Claus, iPad team member.
Jeff, thank you for your question. To begin with this app will not include all the commentary section. However, we do have the lmao@politics page in the trending section every day. You can get to our opinion pages on our website, here: http://www.ocregister.com/sections/opinion/ – Claus, iPad team member.
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