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 3.0.4
Election 2015 support, accessibility improvements, and a fix for a crash in the previous version.
The updated app looks much better in terms of design but is unfortunately worse than the old one. Although the LIVE section is a welcome addition, the idea of trending in a news app is counter intuitive. I could do without Most Read and Most Watched completely and in fact have the categories I am interested in more easily accessible. Also having both Top Stories and My News is again too much, maybe combined they can offer some value. Just let me access what i want more easily rather than giving me a summary of it, right?
Wish I hadn't updated
I don't use this app since I updated it as it just frustrates me everytime. My favourite section used to be features and analysis. Which now, only odd articles can be found if you scroll to the bottom of each section. Everything's too spread out and big aswell. On the old one, any article could be found in seconds whereas it takes much longer on this one. Plus it's like you've already prioritised things for me in this one by making the main articles larger, but I'm not interested. The old one was easier to identify things that might be of interest rather than being shown certain news
Customise the News??
Now that customising the news is all the rage - I am asking my newsagent to keep up to date. This morning I gave him a list of things I might be interested in and asked him to scan the papers and cut and paste 'my stories' into my paper.
Next - I asked what were most other people reading - he said The Sun - so I bought that and then he suggested that that most people war watching the pictures in Hello magazine - so I got a lot of glossy pictures, and cut and paste stories and it only took him an hour?
Thank heavens I no longer have to rely on editors experience and professionism providing a quality product.
- Category: News
- Updated: 24 March 2015
- Version: 3.0.4
- Size: 10.3 MB
- Language: English
- 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.