SmartNews: US Breaking News

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Description of App: 

Your news in one minute. Get the award-winning, addictively simple news app downloaded by over 16 million readers in 150 countries!

SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to discover and deliver the top trending stories influencing the world right now.

Working directly with a large variety of media publishers, SmartNews provides a broad spectrum of topics and perspectives. Partners include: NBC News, Medium, USA Today, TIME, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, Vox.com, Reuters, AP, Perez Hilton, Fast Company and more.

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Smart Mode --
Streamlined, clutter-free, and optimized for mobile readability.

Offline Reading --
Lightning fast load times fetch the news so you can read without an Internet connection.

Easy to Use --
Flip through categories and scroll articles with one finger. Our clean UI gets out of the way of your reading.

Customizable --
Set the categories you want, in the order you want. Add additional news channels for specific blogs, newspapers and magazines that matter to you.

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“Very minimalistic and simple to use.”
- Paste

“With an interface that lets you browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline, SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.”
- CNET

“Flick through the headlines, click on an article, and the text renders beautifully. Without Internet!”
- FastCompany

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Awards and Recognition:
- Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

3.1.11

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9.3.4

Accessibility Comments: 

The app is fully accessible with Voice Over.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The news categories are at the top of the app and are laid out on the app straight across in one row. So in order to get to the next page of categories, you three-finger scrub to go to the next page. There is a button to customize channels on the last page.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@smartnews