Heavy Headlines - Metal News, New Music Releases, and Concert Tickets
By Donald Angelillo
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Please note that as of June 1, 2016 Heavy Headlines will no longer be able to show local concert listings. This is due to the fact that the provider for this info (Seat Geek) has made a terrible decision that does not take mobile apps into account and requires a change to the way their API is called. An app update would be required to fix this issue. Unfortunately I can't make this change right now as I'm in the process of completely rebuilding the Heavy Headlines to make it faster, easier to update, and all around more kick-ass! I apologize for the inconvenience everybody.
Built BY a metalhead FOR metalheads Heavy Headlines for iPhone, iPad - and now Apple Watch - is the BROOTAL one-stop destination for all of your metal news, new album release, and concert listing needs. To put it another way, I'm a big metal fan and much to my surprise there was just nothing in the app store that did what I was looking for - show me metal news and do it well. So as a professional app developer I took it upon myself to fill that void with the following design goals in mind:
1. Make it simple, slick, and easy to use with a fun interface. It should "just work."
2. Pack it with the innovative features of iOS and Apple devices that I would expect from a great app.
3. Make it metal. Make it fun.
Hopefully I've achieved that and more. Let me know in the reviews.
- Aggregates content from the world's top sources of metal news in one convenient app.
- Innovative "Favorite Bands" feature figures out your favorite metal bands from your music library and then surfaces stories about them to the top of your feed.
- Explore new metal releases and top selling albums and then purchase them from iTunes right through the app.
- Now available on your Apple Watch! Receive notifications about stories featuring your Favorite Bands and browse the 20 latest headlines from your feed and then switch over to your iPhone seamlessly using Handoff to read the full stories
- Concert Tickets! Heavy Headlines automatically finds upcoming shows in your area featuring your Favorite Bands and even lets you purchase tickets for them right through the app.
- Full background fetch integration refreshes your metal news automatically for you in the background so it's ready for you every time you open the app.
- Automatically receive notifications when new stories about your Favorite Bands are detected!
- Have multiple devices? No problem. The app uses iCloud to automatically synch your settings and to keep track of the articles you've already read across all your devices.
- Don't like the default look of the app? Heavy Headlines comes packed with over 20 different themes inspired by iconic metal album covers.
- Sleek fullscreen reading experience. Simply scroll the article you're reading to enter fullscreen mode.
- "Reader" button to make articles without mobile-friendly formatting easier to enjoy.
- Full native support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- Lots of other little fun "metal" touches throughout to warm even the blackest of hearts.
Please note: The notifications will only work if you allow Heavy Headlines to refresh content in the background. You can do this by going to iOS Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turning it on for Heavy Headlines.
What's New in Version 3.0.3
- Changed the new release reminder to "New Music Friday"
- Minor bug fixes
The Best There Is
Let me get straight to the point: if you're a metalhead there is simply no better app on the AppStore than Heavy Headlines. It's abundantly clear that the developer (an avowed metalhead himself) took a very thoughtful and measured approach to the design and development of this app. Aside from being one single source for all the metal news you could ever possibly want it's packed with really cool features such as adding your favorite bands - which brings stories about your favorite bands to the top of your newsfeed automatically! And I personally love the new concert listings feature that lets me know when all of my favorite bands are playing in my area.
And the new release section is sick! So amazing to have it all the new metal releases in one place and I can even buy them from iTunes right from the app!
A must-have app for metalheads.
Keeps Me Off Facebook
Welp, for any other like minded metalhead out there...the title of this review explains it all.
Keep up the good work
I enjoy my headlines every morning !! Horns up !! Love the comments section when there Wasp headlines .... People are funny!!
- Category: News
- Updated: Aug 14, 2015
- Version: 3.0.3
- Size: 28.3 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Donald Angelillo
- © 2015 Donald Angelillo
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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