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By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

App version of MuggleNet website is poorly implemented.

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The MuggleNet website is a good resource for Harry Potter fans, with plenty of news about the books and movies, discussion forums, activities, and videos. The MUGGLENET app provides access to portions of the website. However, the app has several weaknesses that make it hard to use, and it would be preferable to simply access the website using Safari on the iPhone. Sometimes video ads will play automatically, even when the iPod has been turned off.

Mugglenet has three sections: News, Cast, and Videos. The "news" on the site is usually in the form of discussion questions, and the app provides a link to the website to read everyone's answers. However, there is no way in the app to provide your own comments; and since the app doesn't use autorotate or pinch/zoom controls, the website is much too large for the screen and cannot be read easily. Cast allows you to listen to the MuggleCast podcast, and Videos has a small sample of videos, mostly movie trailers. Overall, a frustrating way to access a website.

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