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New version of BBC News app launching this week

Wednesday 21 January 2015 | 10:27 CET | News
The BBC is launching an overhaul of the BBC News app with the goal of offering a more "personalised" service. In addition to pre-existing sections, including Top Stories, Politics and UK, users will be able to add specialised feeds. New sections include Most Read, Most Watched, Most Popular, My News, and individual topics, with about 65,000 tags to choose from, although not all of them will be discoverable through the search tool at launch. The app is being launched for Android and iOS devices in the UK during the week of 19 January, to be followed with an app for Amazon devices within 3

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I could not agree more very very frustrating .bring back the old app A S A P
Richard Edgar @ 12/2/2015 - 22:57

This new version has thrown away everything that was good in the previous version. It is confusing, uses mobile screen space very badly, forces many 'finger errors', requires ridiculous amounts of scrolling and generally breaks most of the rules of HCI design. Very sad particularly as the original App was a model of efficient, clear design. The vast amounts of graphics in the new version will eat 3G/4G data at great expense. They need to re-think this or re-release the original version as an alternative (BBC News Lite??).
michael Ryan @ 30/1/2015 - 23:26


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