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Covering congress & politics with a focus on business and lobbying, political campaigns and goings on on Capitol Hill.
Take The Hill with you on the go, with the latest news stories from Congress designed for your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Browse and read from news from Senate, House Executive, Campaign, Business & Lobbying and all your favorite blogs.
What's New in Version 2.0
• New cleaner design
• Share articles through Facebook and now through Twitter natively
• Support for iPhone 5 layout
• Optimized for iOS 6 usage
• Various bug fixes
• Improved PUSH Notification Service
What's the point of notifications?
I've been using this app for a couple of years now primarily for real time news, but always in a limited capacity. This is due to the fact that when I receive a notification from the app and I click on it to go to the full article, I'm always routed to the home page of the app which contains a number of articles but literally never includes the article from the notification. So now I see the notification and go to my email so that I can click the link there to takes me to the full article. Of course I'm always at work on those instances, which makes having the app more or less moot.
Another Bad Update
The Hill needs to try again. It's app is not exactly great to navigate and this is just another failed update that didn't actually improve anything. to be honest, I think that it actually made it a little bit worse.
I say return to the drawing board and come up with a better way to present the articles, improve overall navigation, and join the 21st century.
Social media integration not working
Cannot tweet an article. When clicking the social media button there are no options to select. Worst there no option to cancel and go back to the article so your are stuck there. No option but to close the app.