If you need an application that knows what exactly your users want in their news feedback and how to show it in a convenient manner, you should focus on the most vital features common for such applications in general. Following industry standards is the way to go.
Many users got used to some common features and breaking their habits is a bad decision. At the same time, you should make all the features work perfectly, implement new interesting functionality, and not forget about the interface.
What Is a News Mobile Application?
In general, all applications that feed news, videos, photos, and other types of content to a user can be called news applications. A vast majority of businesses tries to be in touch with their clients and market their own news applications that either gather news from open sources or use news from a corporate site or uploaded VIA CMS.
We have our own example – “KooraLine”, a versatile news mobile application with a clear interface, numerous features, and a sharp-cut design.
- Browsing through the latest news in the feedback.
- Sorting news by category, date of publication, and other criteria.
- Sharing news on Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp.
- Chaining with accounts in social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
- Various options for push-notifications.
How Does It Work?
KooraLine is a news application for Arabic users. Kooraline.com provides various types of news related to soccer. All the news published on KooraLine.com immediately appear on the application and force a push-notification if needed. Publications happen frequently and should be delivered to interested users as quickly as possible.
The application sorts news in order of appearance and presents them in a very simple comprehensive form. Users can read them and immediately share on their social networks if convenient.
Users are free to subscribe or unsubscribe from various push-notifications at any point of time. Many developers forget about this helpful and important feature.
What Did We Do?
KooraLine was a daring experience, as we wanted to develop a clear-cut application with a distinct set of features and convenient interface. Our main concerns spiraled around the design (simple, yet attractive) and user-friendliness. Another concern was client’s servers and the way their back-end operated.
To ensure satisfying results we had to:
- Optimize back-end and ensure the implementation of the RESTful architecture methods.
- Develop the application from scratch.
- Unite the design and user interface into a single unit.