Circa – Experience News
By Circa 1605, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Circa is a video-driven news app. Providing coverage for every human, every day. We cover the globe with documentaries, live video, original programming and your daily news.
Consume compelling, award-winning Breaking News, Entertainment, Food, Tech, Lifestyle and Circa Live content.
Join the conversation. Learn, think and do.
What's New in Version 5.0
Circa is a video-driven news app. Providing coverage for every human, every day.
We cover the globe with documentaries, live video, original programming and your daily news. Learn, think and do.
In this version of the app, we have:
- Added thousands more videos - stay up-to-date
- Added Personalized Content - always get the news and entertainment that you care about
- Added Commenting - join the conversation
- Added Bookmarking - save your favorites
- Added Following - get new content on your favorite topics and tags
Death of Circa
When Circa first launched, it was a beautiful app with ease of content acquisition in mind. If i recall correctly, they had to close because proper monetization would kill the integrity of the app, and content production was too expensive.
I was excited to see it had a new icon, meaning it had relaunched. Instead of compelling news stories, it is now a pop-news source littered with video and banner ads. Instead of matter of fact political articles, the top article when opened was a self driving luggage, with a video add it loaded over my cellular network to view it,
This is the death of this app to all who previously praised it. I dont know who the original creators sold the platform to, but they are gone. This is now a cheaply made and altered cash cow.
New App - Terrible Content
Firstly, many of the reviews your seeing are for a completely different version of the app—the Circa News app. A couple of years ago, Circa News went on “hiatus” and was sold. While the app has now been rebooted, it’s fundamentally different from the app you see in all of these old reviews. For all of the reasons outlined in those glowing (but ancient) reviews, Circa News was my favorite news app before its hiatus and sale years ago. It provided a simple interface with well-summarized, unbiased stories. It covered important stories—never fluff. This is a niche that, concerningly, hasn’t been filled since Circa News changed hands. I’m sure you can understand my disappointment in the new Circa.