Platform and Price
Android tablets and iPads only, free
3 out of 5
Synopsis of the App
The Amber Waves app is a mobile viewer for the quarterly Amber Waves magazine produced by the USDA’s Economic Research Service.
- Simple and easy-to-use.
- Supplies summaries of current research on economics and policy issues related to agriculture, food and the environment conveniently on your tablet.
- Accessible offline without data or Wi-Fi use.
- Easy-to-understand and informative reports including timely statistics and infographics.
- Only includes the last two issues of the magazine at the time of review.
- Time lag. Though the content is published monthly on the ERS website, the app is only updated with quarterly editions of the magazine
The Amber Waves app is a convenient way to keep up with the quarterly magazine on the go. More frequent updates would significantly improve the usefulness of this app.