The Washington Post is unarguably one of the oldest, most trusted news service that has its followers not only in the United States but all across the globe. The official Washington Post client for iOS (better known as Wash Post) was released on the iTunes App Store a couple of months earlier while an Android variant of said client has just made its way into the Android Market. Apart from providing comprehensive news coverage of local as well as global events, the mobile client adds several other handy features including in-depth analysis of local events, editorials, push notifications for breaking news alerts, photo journalism (galleries & essays), extensive blogs, opinions, traffic/ Metro alerts, detailed weather forecast and alerts with satellite images and plenty of entertaining stuff to keep you informed at all times.
With the official Washington Post client for Android, your reading experience doesn’t really remain confined to just news. Instead, the app comes packed with an unending stream of information and interactive content. You’ll find news pertaining to your favorite topics divided into various sections including politics, sports, lifestyle, technology, health, travel, entertainment, food and much more. All the various segments are presented on the app’s homescreen within a slider that can be swiped left/right to land on a news section of your interest. Tap on a news story that you want to read, add it to the favorites list, share it with your friends and/or even modify the font size for convenient reading.
While the slider provides quick access to various news sections, the square button in the top-right corner of the app’s homescreen offers shortcuts to the Washington Post blogs, photos, Traffic/Metro updates, weather forecasts as well as to your favorites.
In addition, the app has Metro/traffic maps to keep US residents informed of the arrival times of metros in real-time and updating them on road conditions through snapshots from various traffic cams.
The weather section of the app packs rich features of its own that can prove to be more than enough to beat any standalone weather app. Apart from informing you of the weather news, the app lets you add locations of your interest to view weather with current conditions and according to 12-hour as well as weekly forecasts. Local users can see weather forecasts for their region through satellite and/or radar maps and specify the counties for which they wish to receive weather alerts.