April 18, 2014 Last Updated 9:52 am

Sporting News issues update as it struggles with stability issues with Apple Newsstand iOS app

The app for the Sporting News has been updated again today, the fifth update so far this year. The app has struggled with stability issues since a major update was released for version 3.0 in December of last year.

SN-iPad-updateSporting News released its first iPad app in the early fall of 2011, the logical progression for its online magazine. Through the years the app added video sports highlights, experimented with regional editions, and finally became a two apps in one app when it added a live news feed to its daily magazine edition. It also became a universal app, adding iPhone support.

But the app has had stability issues for a while, and in the new update the app description reminds readers that they can go online to the publication’s website to access the same content found in the app. That sounds like waving the white flag, but my own experience is that the app feels stable. The issue may have to do with updates to existing apps, something that can often be fixed with a clean install of the app.

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