After a very rough start yesterday, version 2.3 of The Early Edition is now available and contains a number of UI improvements, features and bug fixes. The image above illustrates two new usability improvements. Firstly, the Browse icon has been moved from the navbar to the newspaper so it is always visible and accessible without having to drag the paper down*. Secondly, the section titles now have a triangular UI element beside them to visually indicate that they are tappable.
*Browse view can also be accessed via two-finger swipe from left to right.
Here’s the full list of what’s new in 2.3:
- Tumblr sharing added
- Browse button is now located in the top left corner of newspaper for quicker access
- Facebook sharing fixed
- Manage button has been moved to the left end of the main toolbar
- Read It Later updated to Pocket
- Twitter icon updated to new design
- UI tweaks (e.g. triangle added to Section titles to indicate contextual menu)
- Google Reader sync issue fixed which affected some users
- Minor bug fixes and performance tweaks
If you downloaded a corrupt binary yesterday
Yesterday there was an issue affecting many app updates, causing them to crash on launch. The Early Edition 2.3 was one of the affected apps. If you happened to download v2.3 yesterday and experience this crash, please wait until the next update to restore your feeds and sections.
If you sync to Google Reader, you should have little problem getting back on track.
If on the other hand you use The Early Edition in Standalone mode, reinstalling the app will result in losing your feeds and sections. However:
- We are going to prepare 2.3.1 in order to try and upgrade users who installed a corrupt binary but have not deleted the app, so if you are prepared to wait, this may restore your feeds and sections. Please note that we will not be releasing this update until we are confident the problem has been sufficiently resolved at Apple’s end.
- If you have previously used the OPML export feature to back up your feeds and sections, you can restore them again from this once you’ve successfully installed the app.
- If you have never backed up to OPML, you still have the option of restoring your device from an iCloud or iTunes backup (with a date before yesterday obviously), which in theory should restore you to version 2.2.1 with all your data intact.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. If you are upset about what has taken place we would appreciate it if you could contact us directly rather than post a negative review, since this issue was completely out of our control.
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