Economist Films

Economist Films

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-05-11
  • Current Version: 1.8
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 32.35 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 18 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Economist Films App Ratings: 3.5
3.5
Based on 18 App Reviews
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Economist Films App Details

What do the jobs of tomorrow look like? Can you make meat without animals? Will startups take us to the stars? What’s the best way to regulate drugs? What if malaria drugs stop working? What does the future hold? Economist Films makes short, mind-stretching documentaries that examine big global themes. Each one combines analysis, on-the-ground reporting and a dash of humour to capture the essence of The Economist, the leading current-affairs newspaper, in video form. Download the app and tune in to gain a broader understanding of the forces shaping the future. Available to view: ”Daily Watch” : Mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. ”Oceans”: A Series that shows how cutting-edge science and radical thinking are unlocking the mysteries of the world's seas “Global Compass”: A series that examines the countries and people pioneering new approaches to persistent social problems, from prison reform to drugs policy to providing low-cost health care The Disrupters: An original series exploring how major industries - from music and cars to hospitality - are currently being disrupted by the last wave of digital innovation “Future Works”: A series that looks at the people doing jobs of the future today, including civilian drone operators, e-sports superstars and bionic-limb designers “Passport“ : An original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the world. ”The Agenda”: A series that explores the defining questions of our time and seeks out the stories, solutions and the personalities who might just hold the answers. Discover the mould-breakers experimenting with new ways to approach some of the modern world's most fundamental issues; find out what happens when bold ideas and real life collide, and meet the leaders whose thoughts and actions are themselves helping to shape the agenda. “The World in 2017”: Find out about the big themes that will dominate the news agenda, before they happen

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Economist Films App Reviews

  • Great App

    4
    By Appesque
    No sure what I think of you moving it from the exclusively iPhone Espresso. But, please add portrait orientation support, even if people will most likely rotate it to watch the video. :)
  • Nice but unnecessary.

    2
    By Taylor 3241
    Why break the videos into another app? This should simply be a section of one of the other two apps that I already use for the Economist. There was a certain amount of serendipity that happened when the videos were part of espresso. Now? I bet user engagement will be down after the initial download spike. I would rethink this move. 3 apps for one subscription? It's too much.
  • Pretty great

    5
    By Ted Z.
    Now I don't have to dig through back issues of Espresso to get videos I've missed. Plus, I can see he whole Economist Films catalogue in one place - good for viewing the stuff you did before I was a subscriber. Plus the interface is simple, clean, and apparently I might even be able to Chromecast these videos now? Pretty great.
  • But why?

    1
    By kolio-aheloy
    Is a 25 year fan of your magazine, have you thinking most of all, why? Why fracture further our attention? Yes, it makes sense that that each channel has its own application: to attract but free electron that could do with an educated opinion. Yes, it makes sense so that each channel can attract different sponsorship. But please, give us one application once we have given you our single proof of allegiance.
  • No captioning or subtitles...

    1
    By YetAnotherDavid
    Extremely disappointing that there's no support for closed captioning or subtitles. This is especially surprising considering how well built the rest of the Economist's offerings are; their magazine app is simply the best I've seen and deserves six stars out of five. The contrast makes me wonder if Films is just an experiment and will even be around six months from now.
  • One expects more from The Economist

    1
    By bobo6205
    This is a nice news app for seventh graders...and Fox News viewers.
  • Wow

    5
    By Popcorn fan
    Informative videos within a visually compelling interface.
  • Dumbed down

    2
    By susu magic
    This is the economist trying to get Fox News viewers.
  • Engaging and Informative

    5
    By n9omi
    Great app, diverse and important content. Love the travel vids
  • Trailer Looks Great

    3
    By 00films
    First time viewing. Thought trailer looked professional and serious subjects to get one thinking and/or starting a conversation. Will return to raise the star reviews or lower them. Thus far it's good.

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