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What they say
What we say
Shows you the latest news headlines in a compact widget on the Android home screen, and includes a headline and article viewer.
I like to keep up with the news on the BBC News website when i'm at a desktop machine, but this app lets me do it on my mobile too. It has a straightforward UI and good performance (aside from an occasional 'white screen' when loading an article on a poor connection). Features include customisable update frequency for when the phone is both on and in standby, notification bar display of breaking stories and a homescreen widget. All for free with no ads.
View BBC News at AppBrain
Direct Market Link (for on device)
View on Android Market
To use, install 'Barcode Scanner' from the Android Market.
Market star rating at time of writing
4.40 (7147 ratings)
Version at time of writing
Similar / Alternative apps
There are a number of BBC News reader apps available on the Market, but I have found this to be the best. Also check out Sky News, Express News, and AP Mobile
Suggested improvements for the next version
I do get an occasional 'white screen' when viewing an article on a slow connection and the main icon could be a bit crisper. The widget is also a little limited atm and could be improved.
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