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HT Media Launches Mint iPad App; Bugs & Suggestions

Ad: Our Apps Coverage is brought to you by Intel AppUp℠ center. Join the Intel AppUp℠ developer program to develop and sell your apps on the Intel AppUp℠ center. HT Media has launched an iPad app for its business newspaper, Mint. The app is available as a free download in the iTunes App Store, however, it will become a paid app after completing 45 days of its launch. There is no subscription fee for access to content, at the moment. Review - Buggy: We tested the Mint app on an iPad 1 with iOS 5 and it crashed a few times, including once while rotating the device. At other times we got stuck, and had no other option but to relaunch the app, which makes it download the entire content again. It’s extremely buggy or has not been tested on iOS5. The app downloads all content at the first launch for supposedly quicker access, and some content is accessible even while the rest is being downloaded. We thought that this might allow us to browse content offline, however, after turning off internet connectivity on our iPad, we found out that while text is available, pictures and videos were not. Also, if you happen to click on a feature that requires connectivity, such as the World Time widget, the app gets stuck.     - Interface: The app has a neat layout and supports both portrait as well as landscape mode. It’s divided into nine sections, accessible through a colour coded navigation bar on the top,…

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