News Republic Gets Version 5.0 Update Bringing New Interface and Design


In today's environment of constant access to news via online sources, much like ourselves here at Android Headlines, how you get that news is becoming an ever-personal experience and search.  Similarly, the race to Materialize as well as optimize apps has gained steam.  To focus on the convergence point of those two, News Republic has launched a new version of their Android app of the same name.  This version, version 5.0, is packing a visual overhaul, also has a nice bit of bragging rights in tow for Android users: this update is Android-first, with other platforms coming in the next days and weeks.

Well, as with every new update comes the slew of new features, updates, and tweaks you'll not likely notice unless you're peeking around for them.  News Republic's latest release features some more-than-obvious improvements like the Trending topics section.  There, you'll obviously find the most trending articles and sources, but the fact that it's a separate section in the app's main interface makes it that much easier to get the most popular need-to-know news.  What's more is that you'll now get the ability to post comments on news, and it'll separate by region to know what's happening with not only the news but also the people affected by it.

And if you happen upon that article that makes your jaw drop and jump for joy or need to send an article to friends or family to let them in on the latest, sharing is now more accessible with a Android Lollipop-like Material Designed floating action button that is the new share button when in an article.  It's linked into your device to know the most recent as well as the entirety of your social apps to share the article with.

If you're used to a fast, smooth news experience, News Republic's updated app is running for first in that speed and smoothness race.  The new interface is supposed to hold more speed and streamlining than ever before and, after using it for a bit, you'll definitely agree.  If you've got a need to get news in a fast and good-looking news source, then go download the new updated version, or just update the app if you have it installed already.  Have you used the new News Republic app?  What do you think of the redesign?  What's the best new feature, or the best feature in general?  Let us know down below.

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Phil Bourget

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Using Android since 2012 and the Galaxy S III, I'm now running a Nexus 5 paired to a Moto 360 to keep updated on the Internet of stuff. Usually found on Google+ or in class.