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AP is joined in this app by more than a thousand of its newspaper and broadcast customers in the United States, adding extensive local news coverage to the AP's unmatched world and national reports. Available as a universal app for iPhone, iPad and iTouch users, AP Mobile delivers news like no other news app.
What's New in Version 6.8.3
Fixed issue with photo caption on iPad
Fixed Facebook sharing issue
Pointless Tiled-Photo Interface
The iPhone interface will not let you quickly scan headlines to find stories that interest you. Instead, you have to click on a photo to see a subset of headlines. To make matters worse, the photos don't really help you navigate. Some give you no clue about their story.
The writing also leaves a little bit to be desired. Sometimes articles have a very long-winded introduction before they get to the real meat of the article. Other times, articles use "The Latest" approach where segments of an article are only tied together by there chronological order. This is uninteresting in addition to being frustrating.
Tied for #1
Whenever I want a new type of app, I download and use 3-6 free apps offering the same type of service. This app tied for first place (with Smart News). The top-level categories are not wonderful but they are customizable. And the best part is that there are always 4 links at the bottom of every story. I find myself reading interesting stories for 20 minutes or more because the links make it so easy to keep reading.
Very good, but needs option to get rid of ads
AP has been steadily improving this app, but I wish they'd offer the option of paying another dollar to not have to have annoying and distracting ads on the page I'm trying to read. Headlines are clear and apropos--much appreciated when one doesn't have a great deal of time to read. Keep up the well-written articles, just let me get the junk out of the way!
- Category: News
- Updated: Oct 05, 2015
- Version: 6.8.3
- Size: 25.3 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: The Associated Press
- © 2015 The Associated Press
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.