Someone might want to write a letter to the New York Post telling them that blocking iPad access to their website isn’t the best way to get paying customers. Although the site works on Skyfire and Opera mini browsers, it’s a no-go on Safari.
In what looks like a botched effort to raise revenues, the Post has also unveiled a mass of confusing pay-for-access plans: $1.99 to download the app and get 30 days of access, then after $6.99 per month, $39.99 for six months, and $74.99 annually. Or readers can get an electronic edition of the site at $9.18 for four weeks or $93.30 for the year. Besides not being able to access the Post on the iPad (despite the iPad clientele/Post reader incongruity), we’re guessing customers will also be beyond annoyed by the pricing options. PaidContent’s Staci Kramer calls the plan “one of the most poorly conceived paywall efforts” she’s seen.
Read more at ars technica.