Written Android App Review
It’s been a big year for news apps. Now D.C. powerhouse pub The Washington Post joins the fray with their Android news app, aptly named The Washington Post.
If you crave news with a capital vibe our Android app review of The Washington Post may help you find your new favorite mobile news outlet.
Concept & Features
The Washington Post Android app brings you breaking news, stories from every Post section, enhanced weather coverage, traffic news and a gorgeous photo journalism portfolio, and doesn’t even charge you a dime.
Every section is full of stories, photos and interactive features. One big plus is the ever present share option that links content directly to your feeds without breaking a stride. There is also an integrated search functionality, making it easy to find the news you care about fast.
Whether you’re after the latest tech titles, political feeds and educated editorials or you just want to find out the details about Kim Kardashian’s wedding, it’s all here.
The Washington Post may not be our favorite source of global news coverage on an Android (that coveted title still belongs to Al Jazeera’s stellar global news app) but it is definitely a contender for top US mobile news app.
Layout & Design
There are multiple ways to navigate The Washington Post Android app’s dizzying amount of content. A dedicated section button is located in the upper right-hand corner of every screen. A simple tap allows you to find news by topic in an instant.
The app’s homepage also sports a scroll bar with the provider’s most popular news categories. Touch and hold the bar for fast access to the app’s most read stories and other special sections.
Top news is promoted on the main page as well. It’s so easy to find what you want. You can even save stories to favorites. Other than a dedicated home button (which is really just the Top Stories section) we can’t think of a single thing to add to this app’s UI to make it better.
Maybe The Washington Post Android app was worth the wait after all.
We did experience a handful of functionality issues with this app, but they were extremely minor. When closing the app our Android device experienced a brief hang. A few moments corrected the issue.
There is also the occasional problem with page loads, but that was one page out of fifty so it is entirely forgivable.
For the most part The Washington Post Android app is as solid as they come, especially for an app with constant updates.
The Washington Post Android app is free to download and ad supported. Ads are stationary, always located at the bottom of the screen. Despite the slight annoyance you can’t blame the folks at The Washington Post. Newspaper folks have to eat as well.
Bottom line: The Washington Post is a top notch Android mobile news app with all the bells and whistles. Get it.
Android Apps Review Details: The Washington Post Android app is free. This app requires Android 2.1 and up. You may download The Washington Post from the Android Market
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