aNewDomain.net — At the CES 2014 Wall of Apps exhibit, I came across the latest rev of mobile news app News Republic. It’s News Republic 4.0, a revision on that popular free news app for Apple iOS and Android. It’s available on app stores for both platforms now.
News Republic 4.0 has new “smart” functionality that learns from what you read. Its learning ability lets it pop up news items you’ll perhaps find more interesting and relevant than a random feed. The app also has a smart new interface that lets you create your own news profile and a top news feed.
All news is viewable whether the app is online or offline. This free app isn’t a search engine or RSS feed aggregator for news. Rather, it delivers fully-licensed news sources — from international politics to local news, technology, sports and entertainment. You’re able to access your Reader Profile any time. And your feed is private, too. Here’s a shot of News Republic 4.0 for Android. Find a shot of News Republic 4.0 for iOS below that.
All following screenshot image credits: Alan Wallace
News Republic 4.0 also has social media integration. That lets you share, store or comment on stories via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Here’s a shot of News Republic 4.0 for iOS, which is available here at Apple iTunes.
Up until now my main news source has been Google News. I’ve found other news apps I’ve tried to be disappointing and I’ve uninstalled them in less than a week. This app piqued my interest. News Republic 4.0 is available for Android at the Google Play store.
I’m not alone, according to app maker Mobile Republic. It reports its news engine generates more than 10 million page views per day, with nearly three billion news article views to date. What’s your take?
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