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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

*** An Apple "App Store Best of 2011 News App." ***
SkyGrid is a simple, yet powerful way to stay up to date on your news. SkyGrid creates a personalized newspaper based on the news topics and publications you choose.

You can add news sections on your favorite sports teams, entertainers, political figures, and more. Add just about anything you can imagine!

★★★★★ 90%+ 4 & 5 Star App Store Rating 

★★★★★ #1 highest use app (with an average of 5 hrs per user per month) 

★★★★★ Simple, powerful, yet easy to use


“The apps I relied on during Hurricane Irene were Facebook, Gmail, and SkyGrid” NYTimes
“Get the latest updates, news, and videos about all-things Gaga in SkyGrid!” Lady Gaga
“SkyGrid I like. SkyGrid is the news app that tells you what’s happening” Jimmy Fallon

"There's a fun app called SkyGrid. It's very interesting and simple!" Leo Laporte 

“SkyGrid is a compelling iPad app that makes accessing real time news simple” TechCrunch 



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

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Accessibility Comments

Perfectly accessible. A couple of buttons could benefit from being more clearly labelled, but it is still obvious what they do.

The app itself is free, and certainly a worthwhile addition for anybody who is a news junkie.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


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


0 people have recommended this app



Submitted by Casey on Monday, January 31, 2011

this app has 1 incorrectly labeled button, and it's the only button on screen when you first start the app. It's labeled okBtn. Hitting it brings you into the app, and everything's accessible from that point on.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, April 27, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In reply to by Casey

Recently downloaded the SkyGrid to give it a spin but in the latest version of 2.4. I couldn't get anything to work? It appears to be reading everything and voice over works rather well. I just can't select a news article. I also couldn't figure out the the Sections area. I select a section but nothing happens? Am I not doing something right or has this beomce inaccessible?

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, October 12, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

It is very accessible as long you have selected the List view and not the Grid view! What's New in Version 2.6 ★ New design for iPhone 5 has more headlines & photos per page. ★ Now compatible with iOS 6. ★ Simpler and refreshed catalog of news sections. ★ Cleaner overall design.

Submitted by LaBoheme on Thursday, January 3, 2013

In reply to by AnonyMouse

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Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, January 4, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In reply to by LaBoheme

Well, look at that. Amazing what a single setting change will do! Indeed. It is very accessible once you have selected the List view! Thank so much for that information!

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