This week we’re having the pleasure to publish a guest post from Ian Naylor, founder and CEO of AppInstitute, one of the world’s leading DIY App Builders. If you want to get a slice of the rapidly expanding app industry, it’s time to turn the app idea that’s floating around in your head into a real tangible product. Taking an app idea and turning it into something real is a challenge most app developers struggle …
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Version 2.5 released on April 30, 2017
We've been hard at work finding even more ways for BuzzFeed News to knock your informed socks off, including… - BuzzFeed News is now Reporting To You with a brand new opening act. Go ahead, open the app and let the new animation dazzle you! - Ever get frustrated with our Watch App? Us too. We've taken it down for now, but will continue to keep you (and your wrist!) in the ~know~ with push notifications on the regular. - By the way, ever hear of the Webby Awards? Trust us, they're a big deal and BuzzFeed News was named their Best News App! Please be sure to let us know what you think! We love hearing from you!
Version 2.4 released on May 12, 2016
Here's What We've Been Up To: - We've got these things we call 'read more' modules because names are hard. They're those little rectangular boxes that contain even more stories for you to ~read more~ on a topic. And now when you have, they too will go grey. - Killed some bugs, because eventually all bugs must die. - Oh and we upgraded to Swift 2.2. And if that's something you care about please head straight to BuzzFeed.com/jobs and apply for one of our iOS positions. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Version 2.3 released on March 29, 2016
Here's what we've been up to on #teamnewsapp: - It's a bird, it's a plane, it's in-line video here to save the day. Superpowers include landscape mode and no autoplay. - If you have friends in Canada or the UK or Australia you should definitely start telling them about this app you're super into from BuzzFeed that helps you quickly catch up on the news. No reason. - And for our ~ super duper users ~ who read all the things we've fixed a crash that seemed to punish you for your awesomeness. Sorry about that. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Version 2.2 released on March 09, 2016
Here's what we've been up to on #teamnewsapp: - Hey, did you know that could pull to refresh all the stories in the BuzzFeed News app? Of course you did. We made that interaction even groovier. - That thing where you'd read a story and then share it and then the headline in the screenshot of the story would be ever so slightly grey? Yeah, fixed that. - Are you one of the Watch Percent? Do you have ~thoughts~ about our complications and notifications? Hit us up with your comments via #teamnewsapp or send us your #forthewatch feedback. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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The BuzzFeed News app brings you the most important and most interesting stories from around the world, hand-picked by our editors. With the BuzzFeed News app for iOS, you’ll quickly catch up on what’s going on around the world. We make the news easy to follow. Whether it’s a tweet or a Vine, a BuzzFeed News exclusive or a compelling piece of reporting from elsewhere, our editors will make sure you don’t miss out on what people are talking about. We make the news easy to understand. Our editors know that when something happens, the who, why, when, and how matter just as much as the what. We’ll make sure you’ve got context and background to major news events as they happen. We make the news easy to manage. Need to know when something big is happening in the world of technology, politics, or entertainment? Need the latest updates on major breaking news? Passionate about sports or LGBT issues? We’ve got you covered with customizable notifications. We make the news easy to share. Read something in the app that moves you? Share it with a friend or colleague, straight from the app.
BuzzFeed News Ranking History | News
BuzzFeed News daily app ranking in News category for the last 30 days.
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BuzzFeed News rankings per country in News category.
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This week’s guest post goes to Whalla Labs, mobile app development company. At WWDC16, Apple introduced the arrival of Search Ads, which will be displayed in the App Store search results. But how and when will these ads appear? How will they affect App Store Optimization (ASO) and app discoverability? Everything you need to know below. Read the entire post on Whalla Labs blog. App Store discoverability: looking for a needle in a haystack App …