Telegraph’s free news app bids for Android supremacy with a skinned reworking of the paper’s mobile website.
by on March 13, 2010
The Guardian may have sewn up the news market for the iPhone but it’s the Telegraph that’s all over Android – and, unlike, the Guardian’s it’s free.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that it doesn’t have quite as many features as you would hope for from one of the UK’s most popular broadsheets.
The app seems to be a skin for the paper’s mobile phone website. We don’t mind this but it does mean that while the overlay looks pretty smart – we like the revolving logo when pages are loading – once you drill a bit deeper, the application looks pretty plain.
And there seems to be a problem with a number of the links. The main headline links work fine, but clicking on any link in the main article brings an error notice.
There’s a quite a choice of news, with everything from sport to motoring and within each category there are around four sub-categories to choose from.
For legal reasons, though, the app also strips away any pictures so, apart from the colourful interface, there isn’t much to look at.
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