Guardian Daily

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

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Description of App: 

The Guardian and Observer iPad edition beautifully re-imagines the newspaper for the iPad. Each issue showcases our comprehensive international reporting, thoughtful commentary, award-winning sports journalism and unique approach to culture, science, the environment, media and technology coverage. Full feature list - daily editions every day of the week including all content from the main sections of the Guardian and Observer newspapers - on Saturday, Weekend magazine and the Sport, Cultural Review, Travel, Family, Money and Work sections are all included along with the main section of the paper - on Sunday, the Observer's news sections, Sport, New Review and Magazine all appear - full compatibility with Apple’s Newsstand service - background downloading of every issue so it's ready for you when you want it - copy and select text or look up words using Apple’s inbuilt dictionary - editions from the last month available in the archive - all article and picture content downloaded for reading offline - stunning photojournalism and full screen cartoons - in-article image galleries - video embedded in articles viewable when online - share stories via Facebook, Twitter, Instapaper and email - swipe to navigate between sections or stories - related articles within the edition highlighted - related online articles open in an in-app browser - “back page” showcase of the latest news, video and comment from the Guardian website The Guardian and Observer iPad edition is free for a limited period then available via one of our monthly auto-renewable subscriptions: - £11.99 for full seven-day access, saving over 25% compared with separate Guardian and Observer digital subscriptions - £9.99 for Monday to Saturday (Guardian) issues only - £6.99 for Sunday (Observer) issues only - payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - your account will be charged for renewal within the 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, at the same cost as your chosen subscription - you can manage your subscription via your iTunes account and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase - no cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period - any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to the Guardian and Observer iPad edition - The Guardian reserves the right to alter the pricing at any point

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.0.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9

Accessibility Comments: 

This app has ben re-designed since it's original release and is now very accessible with VoiceOver. Articles can be laid out in various ways on a page and you can explore by touch, or flick right and left to get to the various articles on the page. This just reads the headlines and you double-tap to open the article in a new page. The menu to get to different sections of the newspaper is accessible too. The swipe gesture to move between pages does not translate to the VO three-finger swipe, but there are previous and next page buttons, so there's no problem. Overall the app is very easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Although the app itself is free, once your fourteen day trial is over, you need to subscribe to continue receiving new content.