Lumiappaday #69: The Onion 7 on the Nokia Lumia 800

| January 23, 2012 | 2 Replies

“FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful”,   “DNA Evidence Frees Black Man Convicted Of Bear Attack”,  “Hollow Point Bullets Recalled That Don’t Explode In Targets”; if you thought those were real news stories then this app probably isn’t for you. For anyone who doesn’t know ‘The Onion’ it’s basically a comical fake news channel bringing you crazy socially unacceptable stories dealing with everything from Cobras eating babies to why some athletes are useless.

The Onion 7 app is the official WP app for the Onion giving you access to all your favorite fake news bulletins, videos and radio podcasts for free or $1.99 if you choose to got for the ad-free version. Each news story is fully view-able within the app without the need to open the browser to view more (Unlike RSS feeds). The Onion 7 app has the ability to share any story/video via SMS, Email, Facebook or to simply add it as your own personal favorite for later viewing.

The Onion 7 app is a great way to waste time and get a great laugh wherever you are considering that you can download content to be read later, so even if you dont have a data plan that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying all the great ‘news’ stories FREE.

#69) The Onion 7

Price: Free (ad Supported)/ $1.99 (Ad-Free)

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Developer Blurb: 

! Live Tile Enabled ! Ad-Free Version !

CAUTION: This app has been known to distract you from just about anything. Don’t use while driving.

Wait, what? It’s not real news? If you’re a fan of The Onion, get your daily fix of breaking news, video, radio-news and more in this streamlined app – with the headline of your choice delivered via Live Tile. Did you LOL at the article about the area cat that sued over being sent to the doghouse? Save it for later, post it on facebook, or email it to a friend quickly and easily.

try it. you know you want it.

the onion app for wp7

so. many. layers.

22 Nov – v2.1

* added clock on main panorama so you know what time it is

* fixed crash when tapping “What’s New?”

* can now pan/zoom image on news article page (beta)


16 Nov – v2.0

* updated for Mango (Windows Phone 7.5)

* now supports Fast Application Switching

* correctly shows apostrophe’s that used to look garbled

* article images post correctly on facebook in more cases now


7 aug – v1.19

* tiles on the ‘more’ hub now respond to taps (they animate)

* poll results page now sizes and scrolls correctly


7 july – v1.18

* fixed a bug where, if you turned off some panorama panels, refreshing data wouldn’t always work (i.e. you wouldn’t see new videos, radio, etc.)

* added twitter support for sharing news articles


26 june v1.17

* panorama now restores to page you left if you navigate to an article, then back to the panorama


16 june – v1.16

* check for updates button now checks for updates, rather than opening the poll (doh!)

* panorama now restores to page you left if you navigate out of the app, then back in


More update history available in the app (other | what’s new), or at


Design: 8

Usability: 10

Performance: 10

Price: 10 (free)/ 8 (ad-Free)



Category: Lumiappaday, Nokia

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