Australian Broadcasting Corporation
By Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Own the News with the free ABC app
The free ABC app offers you independent content, whenever and wherever you want it. It features a great range of content including the latest stories from ABC News, live TV streaming of ABC News 24, some of your favourite ABC TV and Radio programs and over 25 radio stations streamed live to your device including ABC Local Radio’s metro stations!
- Read the latest local, national and international news
- Browse entertainment, science, rural, technology and games stories
- Get your fix of news in 90 Seconds with the latest video bulletins via 3G and WiFi
- Catch up with selected ABC TV and Radio shows on demand
- Listen to over 25 ABC Radio stations, streamed live over 3G and WiFi
- Create weather forecast shortcuts for locations that matter to you
Here are some tips to help you keep tabs of your data consumption:
# ABC News 24 can use from 116MB (min) to 313MB (max) per hour, depending on the strength of your network connection
# Live radio streams can consume up to 21MB (max) in 60 minutes
*** Note that you are responsible for the data transfer and consumption charges incurred by you when using any ABC app. The ABC disclaims all liability for such charges ***
What's New in Version 3.1.0
– Get the latest national emergency announcements from the ABC.
– Shorter URLs when you share ABC News from your Twitter account.
– Improved article layout for a better reading experience.
Poor spelling, grammar and slow updates
The app is well designed however content is really disappointing. The number of spelling and grammar errors seems to indicate a lack of care in the online environment. It is so bad at times I think it must be an automated feed form somewhere and the automation has created errors because I find it hard to believe that anyone hired by ABC to create this content would allow such obvious errors. However if it is automated then we would see more regular updates-- currently nothing overnight and very poor on weekends. Need to up the game ABC .AFter two years I have had enough and am off to find something better.
Missing the basic command of spelling, grammar and general syntax.
The ABC has deteriorated into lazy journalism with repeated passages within articles, repeated passages masquerading as new articles, multiple (and persistent!) grammatical errors and spelling mistakes and a complete lack of understanding of how bullet points work. Are you seriously going to continue to write out bullet points claiming to summarise the key points of the article then have the rest of the article comprised of the EXACT SAME TEXT?
It's as if no one has proof read these things or, you know, actually studied journalism. Disgraceful.
Great app. Works well, good spectrum of news including local which can be changed to any desired place in the country. Nice to get the straight forward news, not a celebrity/gossip/click bait rag that The Age and others have become. Our taxes being well used. Thanks.
- Category: News
- Updated: 07 January 2014
- Version: 3.1.0
- Size: 10.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- © 2009 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.