News Republic for iPhone Review

On February 14, 2011

App Type: iPhone

News Republic for iPhone Review

Our rating:

By: Mobiles' Republic

Version #: 1.1

Date Released:

Developer: By Mobiles Republic

Price: Free

User Rating:

So you have this shiny new iPhone and you want to use it to keep on top of national and world events. Maybe RSS feeds or Twitter aren’t your thing and you want an app that gives you an inclusive package. New Rebublic wants to be that package. With news from the US and the world at large, there is something for everyone to help keep you on top of the news.

The initial layout gives you a thumbnail grid that can be customized with the type of news you are interested in. The layout is a bit cluttered, but once you get to an article it is generally a pleasant read. From each article, you can bookmark, see related news, or share the article via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

One of the more interesting features is a 3-d keyword browser that will show keywords in a spinning globe. As you spin the globe you can click the keywords to see articles. Most articles are from the Associated Press, so the variety of news is a bit limited, and there is no way to add sources. If you are looking for a single app that gives you general news of the day, you should check out News Republic, and since it is free you don’t have much to lose.

We rate this app 4 out of 5 stars.

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