February 23, 2015 Last Updated 1:55 pm

The Washington Post updates iOS to fix serious bugs

The Washington Post today issued an update to its iPad app that it hopes will fix some serious bugs that was probably introduced with its major update released at the end of January.

WaPo-iPad-updateOn January 28 the Post released version 3.0.0 of the iPad app, a major update as signified by the version number. That update introduced a new user interface, a new menu and redesigned section fronts.

It also, apparently, introduced a bug that was annoying the heck out of readers. When one read a story and scrolled down, the app would sometimes jump back to the top, forcing readers to once again scroll down to see the other headlines.

“The new version is much more visually appealing but the developers MUST fix this quirk whereby you are sent back to the very top of the main page after you’ve read an article,” wrote one reader in a thoughtful comment. “This is REALLY annoying, especially once you’re pretty far along in the day’s paper. There’s also a lot of scrolling which gets old. At some point, I usually end up switching to the NY Times.”

This update, obviously, fixes this:

What’s New in Version 3.0.1
Thanks for your feedback on the new version of the app! Among the issues we’ve fixed in this release:

  • A problem that could cause the app’s scroll position to jump around frequently while reading a section
  • Layout issues that caused section-fronts to look misshapen
  • Issues where Crossword in the Print Edition wouldn’t load
  • Various other bugs & crashes

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