Many of you may not have heard of Mobiles Republic, but you have probably heard of their award winning news app, Appy Geek. On Wednesday, they announced a new update to their News Republic app, bringing it to version 4.0. The update includes significant enhancements to their TagNav semantic language technology, which allows the app to learn about the user's reading habits as they read through articles and to instantly recommend related articles, which creates a more engaging and personalized news discovery experience for users. The reading habits do stay 100% private to the user, according to News Republic.
"News Republic 4.0 is the news app for which the mobile media market has been waiting. Compared with other news apps, News Republic has defined its own genre – an intelligent mobile news syndication model, versus just a simple news aggregation." Said Kate Thorp, who is is an interactive digital media visionary and a board member of Mobiles Republic. She continued "News Republic is both an important partner for news organizations aiming to reach an expanded national and global audience, and also it has cracked the code on how to truly help readers stay informed, while avoiding information overload."
The app is completely free, and delivers and incredible value for users looking to consume news. It's providing an effective means to sort through the information clutter and stay informed on key topics of interest. Mobiles Republic has made it very easy to personalize, and it's amazingly including a deep and wide-ranging selection of fully licensed news sources, including your favorite Android news site Android Headlines. Including International politics, local news, technology, sports, and entertainment, all in one app. This is way ahead of most other news apps that just stick to reading an RSS feed.
News Republic 4.0 brings other changes besides the "Smart News Recommendations". It also brings interest symbols that inform readers of personally relevant articles, as well as "one feed" with breaking news on the users' own personal topics of interest, and an enhanced layout and design that improve the enjoyment of reading, rating of articles, and integration with social media.
The changes to News Republic in version 4 really have me excited, and I'm definitely going to be checking it out once it's available on the Play Store. For those that use iOS devices, it's also on the App Store.