USA Today is arguably one of the best news apps on Windows Phone in terms of design and speed. It’s so minimal in its layout that it makes Microsoft blush and the fast loading times of the app and related articles is nearly unprecedented.
There’s just one problem though: the app has had quite a few bugs since the last release, causing images and even articles to load incompletely. Frustrating users, many have complained in the app’s review on the Store that an update is required.
Starting last night, version 1.9.2 has gone live in the Store and at least from our usage of it, we’ve had no issues with missing text or images (though we’re curious if you spot any). Under the app’s changelog it simply notes “bug fixes” and we have a sneaky suspicion that the aforementioned problems have been addressed with this update. Interestingly, the last update for this app was way back in December when version 1.9 hit the Store.
If you haven’t tried USA Today for your news, you really should. It’s free, has a nice Live Tile (with optional weather) and pinnable subsections. If you’re a developer, you should take notes on the design as the USA Today team gets what users want for Windows Phone.
Pick up USA Today, version 18.104.22.168 here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only.