Hourly News

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

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Description of App: 

Hourly News is a simple app that plays the most recent news updates from multiple sources automatically when opened. As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you listen to any/all of the most recent NPR , BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, VOA, SRN, RTHK, DW, Marketplace, New York Times, and/or FOX news updates and more. You can also add your own custom podcasts sources to Hourly News! FEATURES —————————————————— • Plays the most recent news summaries • Automatically plays when opened • Plays in background • Responds to remote control buttons • Automatically advances to the next news feed. • Dead simple, easy to use • Works every time • Reorder, enable and disable news feeds • Skip the podcast if already heard • Sync your settings and sources over iCloud • Add your own custom feeds No Ads! —————————————————— Hourly News inserts no ads into the app, but some of the sources place them in their news streams. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to remove those ads. Download Speeds: —————————————————— Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection (edge, 3G, 4G, LTE or WiFi). Edge downloads might take a little longer, 3G and 4G are faster, LTE is even faster still and WiFi is blazing fast to download the news updates in Hourly News. Questions, Comments or Support? —————————————————— We are dedicated to bringing you the best support! Visit http://community.urbanapps.com or contact us via email at support@urbanapps.com Sources —————————————————— If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see added to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a radio or internet podcast can be added. Legal —————————————————— Hourly News® is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any of the included sources. All rights are reserved by the respective owners. Hourly News is a podcast app, giving you access to free publicly available news podcasts. These feeds are for personal use only and are subject to the terms and conditions provide by the news network providing the feed.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.7.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.3.2

Accessibility Comments: 

This is a very neat little app that works nicely with VoiceOver. The only quirk is that when you re-arrange your news sources. It will not tell you exactly where you have moved it. However, you can move things around. It just may take a bit to get them where you want it. When listening to new sources, just use the 3-fingered swipe to the left or right to move between them. The number of sources will depend upon how many you have enabled in Settings, but VoiceOver will tell you that you are on page 3 of 6, etc.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

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

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@urbanapps