News Republic - international news , sports , business , tech , celeb

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Description of App: 

Welcome to News Republic, the premiere news application for the smart and savvy reader. News Republic truly gives users an international and personalized news experience, while pulling together the best elements of a visual news reader and a news aggregator into one streamlined and easy-to-use app.

News Republic paints the global, “big picture” perspective of any news story for you by providing high quality articles from the top newswires worldwide, including Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse. Its customization options are endless, as you can choose the topics you want to read; even better, as you read more articles, News Republic “learns” what you like and will display only the best articles based on your unique preferences.

News Republic also features the innovative new TagNav system, which highlights major keywords (e.g. “Barack Obama,” “Paris,” or even “Lindsay Lohan”) across all news stories worldwide. Whether you want to keep up on the Miami Heat’s progress this season, the top stories in Milwaukee, or the latest celeb gossip, News Republic has got you covered. Simply click on the keyword to create your very own dedicated news channel on that particular topic. You choose the subjects, and News Republic brings you the news instantly!

News sources include:

  • Associated Press
  • Reuters Business News
  • AFP – Agence France-Presse
  • WENN – World Entertainment News
  • ITN – Independent Television News 
  • BNO – Breaking News Wire
  • PR Newswire
  • And more…

With all that news – you can create your own personalized news channel!

FEATURES

  • One app with all the news – Thousands of top stories stream in as they happen in US News, International, Sports, Business, Technology, Entertainment, and more!
  • Find your topic – explore more like it and/or follow it to the web: Wikipedia, Google, youTube, and Twitter.
  • Make your own news channel – immerse yourself in the news and personalize your myNews channel as you select particular topics, people, or events that interest you. 
  • Read all the stories from within the app – browse the headlines, see the article images, and read an entire story, all without having to link back to another newspaper’s website.
  • Share the news – send your favorite articles to friends via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Version: 

1.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is not accessible to VoiceOver users.

News sources and topics appear to be displayed as icons in a grid. VoiceOver does not recognize these icons.

By temporarily disabling VoiceOver and somehow managing to tap in the right place, I was able to access a news story. However, with VoiceOver on again, things were still far from intuitive.

Not one for VoiceOver users.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.