In this age of busy and fast living, very few people have got the time to sit in front of a TV and listen to the latest news to keep themselves up to date with happenings around the world. However there is a lot you can achieve if you have a smartphone, and getting in touch with the world is certainly one such thing. There is quite a fair number of news-related apps for even a young and budding platform like Windows Phone 7. Now which news service or app you should choose for your everyday use, that’s the important question. BBC is a household name all across the globe and is almost synonymous with the word “News” in some parts of the world. BBC News Mobile is a third party client of BBC news for WP7 and has got some pretty cool features.
The app comes with a clean, fast interface and the homepage is populated with the latest news stories currently on the BBC website. These stories are shown on the basis of the number of views they have got, bringing the most popular news items to your home screen. Simply tap the icon of the piece you are interested in, and the full story will be displayed.
The sync button loads any news that might have just arrived. The app lets you read a story from within the app, or if you want, just tap the Internet Explorer icon at the bottom of the screen and you will be directed to the webpage where the item is present. If you want, there are awesome Live Tile notifications that can be activated in the settings menu. Also, in the same menu you can subscribe to Breaking News alerts, which notify you of any important news on the go.
The customizability that the Feeds page provides is the best feature in the app. Just choose the categories you are really interested in and you will be provided with news pertaining to those fields only, without any useless (for you at least) information cluttering your app’s feed area. So after doing this, if you really like any particular news article, just hit the share button and you can send the article to anyone via SMS, E-Mail or Facebook!
The app is free to download, and comes with live tile support, so head over to its Marketplace page via the link provided below and grab it!