Nick Peers explores the redesigned app offering family historians with iOS 9.0 or later a better reading experience on their iPad or iPhone
How to read WDYTYA? Magazine using our new iOS app
We’ve been hard at work revamping the iOS version of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. Every issue from August 2018 onwards has been formatted so that it’s easier to browse and read. Older issues remain formatted as they appeared in the print edition, with the exception of the December 2017 issue, which has also been reformatted and released as a free bonus issue.
Each issue provides a complete contents list split into our usual categories – News, Features, Reader Stories, Regulars (Letters, Behind the Headlines, Best Websites etc), Q&A and The Guide – plus our editor Sarah’s welcome message, which can be read without purchasing an issue or a subscription. Simply tap an article in the list to read it.
Each article is presented in a clear, single-column layout optimised for reading in either landscape or portrait mode, and you can adjust the text size to suit. You can also ‘bookmark’ articles so they’re easier to access – a great way to keep those articles you find particularly useful within reach.
You’ll need the new version of the iOS app to access these features (an Android version is in development). Read on to discover how to install and enjoy the app.
2 New Users If you’re trying the app for the first time, tap ‘Get started’, enter your email if you wish and then run through the quick tour that describes how the app works. You’ll find yourself on the main screen, which is split into four sections.
3 Browse Current Issue The first tab provides you with access to the latest issue’s contents – below the cover and options to purchase or subscribe are descriptions of all the articles. Tap one to read a limited preview, or the entire article if it’s the editor’s Welcome.