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USA Today App: Review

July 24, 2011 4 Comments

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When you hear of an official app being released to Windows Phone, you already have a preconceived image in your head that it will be an amazing app that delivers a great mobile experience. You especially expect that from big name companies that have the resources to pull it off. I expected this from the USA Today app when it first launched and I can finally say that it has fully delivered on every single level.

When looking at the USA Today app for Windows Phone, you can see and feel that the news app was 100% made for the WP7 OS from the ground up. It uses Metro UI perfectly in a balance of beauty, Style and function. Any news that USA today covers, I am confident that I will not only get the latest  but attached to many articles are videos that help you get the full story. The app itself is pretty speedy and gets the job done.

 

 

You get all aspects of the news with this app – World news, Local, Sports Weather and it even has a social feel to it as it adds email, Text, Facebook and Twitter as ways to share with your friends and family. So that app isn’t only beautiful to look at but there’s alot to do and see within the app.

As far as shortcomings go, they are hard to find. The only thing that I think could make this application better is if it had Live tile functionality. You can get the app for a grand total of $0.00 in the WP7 marketplace and suggest you do so if you live anywhere in the states.

Rating: ★★★★½

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App info:

The latest news stories, sports scores, weather and photos you’ve come to expect from USA TODAY are now available for your Windows Phone. Staying informed on the go has never been this quick, easy or enjoyable.

Headlines

  • Browse and read stories from News, Money, Sports, Life, Tech and Travel.
  • Stories can be shared via email, text message, Twitter, or Facebook.

Scores

  • Review the latest sports scores for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, college football and college basketball.
  • Filter college scores down to your favorite conferences.

Weather

  • Get live weather conditions, up-to-the minute personal radar and the five day forecast at your current location, or for a set of your favorite locations.
  • Review national weather maps including Doppler radar, temperature and
    precipitation forecasts.

Pictures

  • Flip through the day’s best photos from news, sports, celebrities, science, travel and weather or play them back as a slideshow.
  • Share your favorite photo galleries with friends via email.

USA TODAY Snapshots

  • Scan through USA TODAY Snapshots, and vote on a poll question for each.
  • Review responses from all users.

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