It is good to keep up to date with all the News that is happening on a daily basis. BBC News will definitely keep you up-to-date!
Our rating: 3/5
Available on: iOS, Android and Windows
The BBC App is modern and attractive, it uses white space and large images that make the app feel less cluttered and easy to use.
All articles and news stories are tagged and users have the ability to personalise the interface based on broad categories like ‘Football’ or very specific current topics. At first glance this seems like a great addition, however, there are hundreds of very specific topics to choose from and some of the more obscure topics have very few recent articles. For example, a topic such as “Gaming” has only a couple of recent articles and is mostly filled with outdated content making the personalisation feel ill thought through.
From a UX angle, there are a couple of niggles that are frustrating. For a start, the navigation is a bit fiddly; topics are placed as tabs at the top of the page. If you have lots of topics, navigating through the endless list isn’t easy. They have attempted to solve this by replicating the topics using a more traditional hamburger which provides a list of all your topics but having two ways to navigate to the same content feels a bit odd and almost like it has been added as an after-thought.
The BBC News app can suggest topics based on stories you've recently viewed and what's in the news now and you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Search available in the side menu and Add Topics screen. The app offers stories and video, breaking news alerts including support for smart watches and access to the BBC News Channel in the UK and live World Service radio internationally.
If you are a News fanatic and like to know what is going on worldwide, BBC News is just the app for you.
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