Why do you need a news application? It’s not a new question at all but we’ll still consider some new options this time while answering it. First of all, carrying a newspaper in your hands at all the places is not possible. You reading a news article on your phone is a far better choice as compared to you opening up both of your arms in full-stretch like a Boeing-747 and reading the sports news when suddenly your boss comes in and knocks you out. Moreover, while Newspapers are limited to a single source i.e. their own correspondents, these applications have access to more than one source and therefore you get the benefit of selecting the best recipe of every chef. But, is that all? If you think so, then you’re wrong because there’s another aspect that’s still uncounted. It’s your opinion!
Today, we have this iOS app called Engage Apps that has been developed by M.I.R. Publishing. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 7.1 or any later version of the OS. This app has also been optimized for iPhone 5.
The news around you shapes your opinions. So when you’re reading a news article, you must share this opinion with the rest of the users and there should be an exchange of ideas either in a group or one-to-one individually. Engage Apps motivates this sharing of ideas through its in-app comment and chatting tool. While the comment box below any news article allows you to share your opinions with all the users, the chatting tool gets you in straight one-to-one talking where you can either talk about a particular news article or else there are innumerable topics in the world to talk about. Another added feature is that when you’re reading an article, you can locate all the current readers reading that same article on the map. So you’d know who else is reading the article and where that particular person is right now.
Engage Apps brings together news posts from major media outlets such as The Drudge Report and NPR News and therefore the news articles are authentic and quite interesting. What adds to more user indulgence is the intuitive interface that’s designed for flawless navigation. Navigating from one section to another takes just a swipe of your finger and within each such section, the articles are well-sorted out according to the popularity and latest updates. Tapping on a post takes you straight to the article which you can save for later reading as well. So you can filter your favourite news while on your way to office and read them all together in the break. Also, here you can see the number of readers, likes and comments on that particular post and add some if you want as well.
So what we can infer from the above features is that Engage Apps is not just a news-reading app but a place where new opinions are made.
The app is available for free in the App Store.
Pros: intuitive UI; flawless navigation; news articles from major media outlets; save news articles for reading later; interact with other readers; in-app chatting tool; free.