Newsy: Multisource Video News
100,000 - 500,000 downloads
- Latest Newsy videos featured
- Share, comments and transcript videos
- Check sources out
- Lack of features
- No filters, no categories
Newsy is a revolutionary way to broadcast video news
Newsy is a new way to broadcast news. In fact, a way adapted to the video streaming era. The guys at Newsy.com do a great job taking news from different sources, compilating and editing them and then shaping them into 1-2 minutes videos that highlight all the relevant info related to an issue. In addition, these videos are accessible from multiple channels: website, Youtube, Roku and mobile which allows users to keep updated wherever they are and about the topics they care about.
Although Newsy is an excellent service that makes the most of current technology and users' need, its Android app isn't as good as expected. The app just highlights latest videos on a side-scrolling carrousel with thumbnails, title, publishing date and length. Users can search stories by name, but they cannot apply any filters, search by categories, bookmark or even add it to a watch-it-later list. They can just play it, check sources out, comment, share and transcript. That's it.
I'm missing here a Holo-layout with its side menu, gestures-based navigation and a smoother performance. There's a lot of work to do regarding design to make it fully usable. Such a great service deserves a better-crafted app. Anyway, it does the work so far.
• TechCrunch: “A must-download.”
• VentureBeat: “Newsy’s mobile video news analysis seems the smartest about journalism’s newest medium.”
Promising to make you smarter, faster, Newsy delivers context with convenience to keep you informed on the world’s news stories. Through short videos, Newsy accelerates your understanding of a news story by analyzing perspectives from multiple sources.
A news analyzer, not an aggregator, Newsy is the only video news app producing daily videos that highlight the nuances in reporting. News sources are abundant yet redundant – you need a resource that provides meaningful insight into the news. Newsy.com and Newsy’s mobile apps offer just that by analyzing and presenting the world’s news coverage.
Download the free app for short, informative video news on the go.
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
Love this apps content.
I hope they don't go out of business. It's like when there used to be can headline news that, you know, gave the news.
1. This app is new to me. Very good! Nice select features.. works great.updates good .perfect ...2/11/14
Sometimes the app crash
Love this on my bus ride to and from work!
Good but freezes & won't play audio
Will not play video.