By Media Applications Technologies Limited
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Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.
Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK news, world news, politics, business, technology and sport.
The app offers the BBC News Channel streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests.
NB Please note that to refresh the app you should pull down on the main content area. See in-app help page for further details.
The BBC News app offers the following:
- Breaking news
- Top Stories and latest headlines
- Features and analysis
- Live BBC News Channel
- News clips embedded in stories
- An 'Edit' menu to personalise your experience and choose news that interests you
- Share news stories by email, Facebook and Twitter
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- Refresh controls to see the latest stories and updates
If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by ProcessOne on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service.
No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed. The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy. You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from BBC News in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.
What's New in Version 3.0.1
- Fixes to address crashes reported in the new app
- We are reviewing your feedback and will be releasing further fixes and improvements in a forthcoming update
(Downgraded from 2 stars to 1). You've had time to fix the app - and didn't even manage the fixes you claim, based on the app crashing the first time I used the updated version. You could have reverted to a good version of the app - and please, dear God please, at least bring back a single overview of the categories (and no, four stories which barely ever update doesn't count) that are interesting to me. Don't tell me you're reviewing feedback - tell me what you're actually going to do to fix this hideous mistake of a downgrade. And reduce the amount of video content - I gave you 2 stars last time for the content, but there's far too much video. I want to read the news quickly, not view pathetic snippets which rarely say more than the headline does.
Ultimately this is meant to be a mobile app - that means news on the go, not news when I've got time to spend ages finding the content I want and watching videos about it. Please - PLEASE - give us back a simple app to get up to date with the news quickly and simply. Why try to recreate the website in an app - if we want the website, we'll use the website. There's a reason we're using an app. D'ur.
Tl/Dr: This version of a once great app is as pathetic as the last, without the promised fixes included.
Loved the layout, design and news content of the old App and would use constantly throughout the day to get up to date news on various local, national and international news. However this new design, although okish once you get used to it, the content is appalling and so out of date. I don't want to constantly see news that is hours, days or longer out of date still on a page. Worse still some new stories are mingled in with the old stuff anyway so you need to scroll through it all to make sure you don't miss anything. Not good!! One star is for the video content. Good idea and makes news more accessible for some people but please sort out your content and if you feel the need to keep items on pages for days make sure the are in order with newest to oldest so people can stop once they reach the point where the know the have already read too. Realistically it is only the first thing in the morning read I actually enjoy and feel as if this is worthwhile which is sad as I used to be excited every time I logged in which was on average 4+ times a day.
Firstly, this is not a jump-the-gun, adverse to change, set in my ways type of review. I've had the new designed app since day 1 and I've got used to it, I Just Don't Like It.
It's much worse at seeing new topics. the point of news is showing you things to broaden your horizons, not just see news in the categories that I designate as interests. I feel I'm missing out on so much that I used to read. Also there's no 'features and analysis' section which was so interesting before.
It doesn't even have the right flow to it, making it horrible and clunky to use. The old app, you could swish your finger over every news item; now it's a tapping affair and the poorer for it.
Only good thing is more detail/videos but it's not as if that couldn't have been incorporated into the old app! If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Started using Sky news app instead.
- Category: News
- Updated: 02 February 2015
- Version: 3.0.1
- Size: 8.8 MB
- Language: En
- Developer: Media Applications Technologies Limited
- © BBC 2015
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.