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Swipe: Lock Screen News

Swipe: Lock Screen News

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

  • Personalize with your favorite sources
  • Automatically refreshes
  • Brings information to a space you already use
  • Controls not quite smooth
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Expert's Review

"What's the lockscreen buzz?"

Reviewed by / Sep 02, 2014

Get the news you love to read right on your lockscreen

Swipe: Lock Screen News is just what it sounds like - subscribe to news feeds that you enjoy, and watch their current stories pop up right on your lockscreen.

Supposedly, the average smartphone user (that's YOU, buddy!) turns on their device 110 times each and every day. Imagine if each of those times offered information to keep you up-to-the-minute with tech news, celeb gossip, or just the best of internet weirdness. Personalize Swipe to display just the news you're interested in, and then enjoy checking it out every time you see your lockscreen.

Controls are simple - a swipe right unlocks your screen like normal, swiping left scrolls through more current stories, and down reveals details about the story on the screen. The one complaint I have is that the controls seem just a little sticky - I couldn't get my stories to scroll quite as smoothly as I wanted. It's a neat idea, though, and definitely useful for keeping up with what's happening on your favorite news sites.

Developer's original description available here
Swipe is a personalized lock screen news feed app that lets you read news from popular sources without unlocking your smartphone.

Did you know that on average users turn on their phone screen 110 times per day? The first thing they see is a lock screen and since standard ones don’t offer valuable information we decided it’s time to change that. We created Swipe, a personalized news feed app for lock screens. Swipe will deliver the latest news from popular sources right when you turn on the screen without you needing to unlock the smartphone.

Here’s what makes Swipe a great choice if you need a change for your lock screen:
- Choose the sources you want to follow and receive news from
- News items will show on your lock screen whenever you turn your screen on
- Incredibly easy usage, swipe up to read the full news, left to get more or right to unlock the phone
- Set up your own swipe pattern for unlocking the phone
- Android L ready design with unique design patterns

If you want to start reading news but don’t know how to start, Swipe is the answer for you. Add the resources you want to follow, and in a week time you will start reading news without even realizing it.
If you are a daily news reader, Swipe can save you hours of time. There’s no need to even unlock the phone. Get your articles right when you need us and let us take care of getting them to you.

Swipe supports most of the popular news websites, such as TechCrunch, The Verge, Engdaget, Mashable, BBC Business Insider and many others.

If you enjoy reading blogs, you can read latest post right when you turn on the screen. Medium, Ghost, Blogger, as long as the blog supports RSS.

If you are a Reddit reader, with Swipe you can stay up to date with all of the latest happenings. Just add your sub-Reddit, for example r/Android, and read news right on your lock screen.

With Swipe all you need to do is to choose your favorite news sources and you’ll get the latest updates on your lock screen. Best of all, Swipe is available for free on Google Play.

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Recently changed in this version

- Added Finnish language localization
- Reduced hard drive cache size to max 20Mb
- Changed colors palette and color pick algorithm by news picture
- Smooth animation of color transition and image loading
- Reduce of RAM memory using
- Speed and app stability improvements
- Some craches and bugs fixed

Comments and ratings for Swipe: Lock Screen News
  • (67)

    by subim sharma on 17/09/2014

    Statusbar should be hidden. Lockscreen should always be a fullscreen. Its looks ugly with statusbar shown on lockscreen. Please fix this asap.

  • (67)

    by Pierre Hénon on 14/09/2014

    mais, lors de la dernière mise à jour, a perdu mes sélections de sites. Pas cool !

  • (67)

    by antti manninen on 13/09/2014

    Great app that changed the way I read news. It's now easier than ever to see what's new. Cool looking app also.

  • (67)

    by Nikita Kalmikov on 09/09/2014

    all news without effort

  • (67)

    by Suvi Kiviniemi on 27/08/2014

    But it doesn't work very well with a flap cover phone. Usually, opening the flap cover activates the screen. With this app, it looks like the screen is active and I could open other apps, but I can't before I swipe right - this app is active but invisible. The only way to make Swipe show is to open the flap, then turn the screen off and on again manually. Also,I've only added one favourite news s

  • (67)

    by John Smith on 11/08/2014

    Oops, if you saw previous - my firewall was blocking net access! New- Search is odd but useful. Negatives- Intrusive permissions for purpose. Portrait view only. No instructions. Auto enabled on lock screen & in portrait view. >:-[ Subs list doesn't refresh unless you open side panel & then close. Yes, there is a left side panel & it opens by swiping from left edge of screen towards right. On l

  • (67)

    by Dvid Silva on 31/07/2014

    Frist of all how dare yo u