During WWDC 2015, Apple introduced Apple News, an application that delivers news across a range of topics via RSS feeds. Entering a market long by Flipboard and LinkedIn Pulse, Apple promises to rival those platforms while offering something unique: New Publisher. While news readers primarily focus on delivering and sharing news, News Publisher will provide an opportunity for users to also become creators. Using Apple's unique proprietary software, businesses and individual bloggers will be able to published articles that include images, slideshows, animations, video, and custom fonts. To learn more about this development, check out our blog post.
Flipboard by Flipboard Inc
Flipboard was given the honors by Apple to be the best iPad app of 2010. Building on their success, Flipboard introduced an iPhone version in 2011. The title "Flipboard" alludes to the user interface that became its signature style: News articles are accessed by flipping tiles of information arranged in a grid format. Flipboard 2.0 introduced "My Magazines," a feature that lets users to set up curated magazines based on a topic or theme. Other users can subscribe to those magazines and receive updates when new posts are added. Flipboard 3.0 extended the option to add new magazines by choosing from over 30,000 topics. Flipboard 4.0 made it easy to set up new magazines and follow curated topics that coincide with your interest. On the phone, these new topics and magazines are accessed by swiping to the left, following themes you have selected along the top. This section can cover up to nine themes. Flipboard improves every year and continues to be the news reader ever designed for iOS.
News360 by News360 Inc
News36O is a newsreader that learns what kind of news you're interested in, and finds the best stories for you from pretty much every news source in the world. Stories are displayed in tile view and can be liked, disliked and shared by swiping upward on the tile. Font sizes can be adjusted and three themes ranging from light to dark to change how articles are displayed. News360 was originally released for the iPhone in 2010 and is now available on most mobile platforms.
Feedly by Dev HD
Feedly offers a quick way to access your RSS feeds or news articles. The user interface is smooth and quick, enabling users to browse articles very quickly using scrolling and swiping gestures. Feedly quickly gained in popularity when Google discontinued Google Reader, which most power users heavily relied upon. Feedly rapidly promoted the integration of all Google reader accounts, catapulting its popularity. Feedly's user interface is fairly simple, but it noted for its lightening quick speed. Feedly continues to update the app and provide improvements to the user interface, three viewing options (Text-Only, Magazine, and Cards) and density options (compact or Comfortable). Feedly also comes with a night mode, and integrations with Evernote and Pocket.