TheJournal.ie News

TheJournal.ie News

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Pros
  • Ireland news
  • Constantly updated
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Drains battery
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Expert's Review
8.0
Great

"Get All Your Irish News Here"

Reviewed by / Mar 13, 2015

Get Ireland's headline and breaking news all day long.

THE VERDICT

This news app is a must if you live in Ireland. It gives you the newest news all day long. Featuring videos and slideshows, these stories are easy to read and easy to share. You can even read offline! And if you come across a news story of your own, simply snap a picture and send it in.

THE PROS

This app gives you all news all the time. It's live and constantly updated. It's easy to use and you can even add your own news stories.

THE CONS

The app is a battery hog.

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Developer's original description available here
TheJournal.ie is the future of news in Ireland. Up-to-the-minute breaking news, all day, every day. We tell our stories through word, video, pictures, polls and readers' comments.

What they say about us?
* "Best Addition to Irish Media 2010" - Ian Dempsey, Today FM
* "Flawless Coverage" - Ryan Tubridy
* "The Future" - Mike Butcher, TechCrunch Europe

We've also won a lot of awards:

- "Rising Star" - Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2014
- "Best News Website" - Eircom Spiders 2011
- "Best Digital Editor - Susan Daly" - Eircom Spiders 2011
- "Overall Grand Prix Winner" - Eircom Spiders 2011
- "Best Online Only Publication" - Irish Web Awards 2011
- "Best Overall Website in Ireland" - Irish Web Awards 2011
- "Best Media/Publishing App" - The Appys 2011

ALL FEATURES:
- Breaking news and opinion from Ireland and around the web
- Offline reading
- Submit photos and video directly to our journalists from your phone
- View slideshows with high-res photography
- Make your voice heard by voting in our polls
- Watch embedded videos from youtube and videos submitted by our users
- Tweet articles directly from the app
- Share articles with your friends on facebook
- Email articles to friends
- Comment on the stories with your facebook or twitter account
- Search by article tag
- Ability to switch to our sister publications: TheScore, BusinessETC and TheDailyEdge
- Open any Journal links on twitter, facebook or email within the app
- Add widgets to your homescreen to get the latest news at a glance

Follow us at twitter.com/thejournal_ie or www.facebook.com/thejournal.ie to get the latest news

Please note: If the app is moved to the SD card, you will not be able to add widgets to the homescreen. If you already have the app installed on the SD card, simply move it across onto the phone and it should appear in the list of available widgets. A phone restart after moving the app may be required in some cases.

Recently changed in this version

v2.5.3
- Bug fixes

v2.5.2

- UI tweaks to the home screen
- Added pull to refresh on liveblogs
- Widgets now auto-refresh more reliably
- Fix for comment sorting options

New permissions needed:
- Location: We're shortly rolling out local news and weather updates
- Wifi: Use of known wifi locations to optimise GIF and video playback quality
- Vibrate: Vibrating notification for key match updates from liveblogs


Lists with TheJournal.ie News

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Oliver T. Robson.

Comments and ratings for TheJournal.ie News
  • (66)

    by Mary O'Brien on 12/04/2015

    Journel.ie

  • (66)

    by Bright Light on 08/04/2015

    Crashes while typing a comment, then won't come back until killed in task manager and cache cleared.. This happens repeatedly.. Really destroys the experience. Also, when particularly hateful or vile offensive comments are posted there's no guarantee they'll be removed, the moderation of comments seems unduly lax.

  • (66)

    by Donald Duck on 07/04/2015

    Wont open after new update

  • (66)

    by Tomas Martin on 05/04/2015

    Can you please explain how the location permission improves the display of animated GIFs?

  • (66)

    by Grainne O'Reilly on 04/04/2015

    Crashes my Sony phone since most recent update - will only load a black screen and eventually crashes phone altogether.

  • (66)

    by Dave Cremin on 04/04/2015

    This app is using sometimes up to 30% of my battery while running in the background. Push notifications are off. Please sort it out so I don't need to uninstall.

  • (66)

    by Jane Alford on 29/03/2015

    Please can you add the following features: allow user to "save" news items to a "favourites" list. Allow user to "follow" items. Allow user to list their own comments. Please stop the app using so much battery and allow the app to be permanently stopped without automatically restarting.

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