I’ve been using this app for quite a while and forgot its there until Iain Wallace tweeted me last week recommending it as one to share in our Lumiappaday segments. This app is “The Guardian” – the official app for The Guardian newspaper. It’s a clean app, metro panorama organized, very decent for reading news on mobile (especially with the font size option). You can pin particular categories to your home page if you wish. It refreshes each time you open it, I guess to make sure you have the latest news. I would prefer if it loaded up some previous news and then refreshed.
I didn’t show in our demo but you can actually watch videos from the guardian. The order of your favourites can be changed in settings (it would be nicer perhaps to be able to move them around like the homescreen tiles – just dragging). Interestingly there’s a search function, pretty nice to find news just with certain words from the app itself. Also very nice is the inclusion of a home button to bring you straight back to the app’s home screen (so no pressing back several times needed).
#101) The Guardian
The Guardian app for Windows delivers all the latest news and best content from the Guardian and Observer to your phone in a highly customisable, free app. Catch up with the day’s sports news, comment and reviews, watch video, listen to podcasts and browse stunning picture galleries while on the move.
Full feature list:
– add multiple live tiles to your start screen
– navigate news by section, topic or contributor
– watch award-winning videos and listen to podcasts on background audio
– save contributors, topics and sections to your favourites
– swipe through stunning full-screen picture galleries
– share news, articles and galleries