USA TODAY for iPhone
Just released less than a week ago, USA TODAY for iPhone has already climbed to the top of the charts as the #3 top free app! USA TODAY for iPhone offers six different categories of information: news, money, sports, life, tech and travel. Each category is broken down, as well. Let’s say you wanted to see the news. Upon choosing this category, you would be able to get much more specific than just plain news. USA TODAY for iPhone’s news is broken down like so:
Day in Pictures
I love how detailed and specific you can get. I especially love this because there are a few of those categories I don’t care to see, and others I can’t get enough of. USA TODAY for iPhone is updated 24 hours a day/7 days a week, so it’s a place you can always get the most current information.
My boyfriend loves the sports info, and I love the life info! USA TODAY for iPhone’s sports is sectioned off into 15 different sections from the NFL, to the NBA, to the NHL; it has everything! It even includes motor sports! The life section (my section) includes information on the newest movies, books, music and TV, along with all the top stories on the stars! Because of USA TODAY, I doubt I’ll be buying any magazines anymore! Under the Life > People category, you will see numerous little clips of stories. They are each listed with a picture, title and small clip to read on what that article is about. If you want to read the whole news article, simply click on that clip! I love USA TODAY! It’s got something for everyone!
iTunes listed USA TODAY‘s features as such:
- Navigation – Simple, unified drop-down navigation. Easily move between articles in a section with a swipe gesture.
- Headlines and Breaking News – Browse and read stories from News, Money, Sports, Life, Tech and Travel. Watch related videos, enlarge images and share stories via Facebook, Twitter, email or text message. Get notified of breaking news via a breaking news banner in News and by subscribing to push notifications.
- Scores – Review the latest sports scores for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, college football and college basketball. Filter college scores down to your favorite conferences.
- Pictures – Flip through the day’s best photos from news, sports and celebrities. Check out the latest editorial cartoons from around the country. Share your favorite photo galleries with friends.
- Weather – Get live weather conditions and the five-day forecast for your favorite locations. Pinch and zoom your interactive weather radar map (radar for U.S. locations only).
- Snapshots – Scan through USA TODAY Snapshots, vote on the related poll questions and review responses from other users by filtering the results down to your current state and city (U.S. cities only).
- Accessibility – VoiceOver support throughout the app