The definitive British newspaper news application for the iPhone
The Guardian Review
by on May 30, 2010
While The Telegraph was the first national British newspaper to launch its own dedicated iPhone app, The Guardian bided its time and released a paid app (costing £2.39) which has quickly become the definitive news app for the iPhone.
As ever, many users moaned at having to shell out a couple of quid on an app (when many of those same users would not think twice about spending the same amount of money on a coffee or a weekend paper!) but despite the initial criticism on price, the app is a very well designed and thought out way of presenting all of the Guardian’s quality news and editorial content via your iPhone’s touchscreen.
The app also offers the option of offline browsing, as well as fully customisable homepage, so you can get straight to the sections of the paper that you liked offline.
The option to read a lot of the content offline is the really great feature here, which helps the app to stand apart from The Guardian’s own website (which you can, of course, still view via your iPhone’s Safari browser when you are connected, but which is still a slower and less fulfilling experience compared with the app).
The one major omission, to date, is the fact that you cannot read or add comments on stories. If they can add that in with a future update, this really will be a 5-star news app.
Buy this app: Download The Guardian app now
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