Newsdrift: Your Local News App

I only read the hard copy newspaper on weekends, when I have time to browse through my favorite columns. However on weekdays, I catch up on news through the websites (most are mobile unfriendly), by going to the respective news websites. Most times actually, I find a trending news/topic shared on my facebook or twitter timeline and follow the links to the stories that way. That’s how I catch up on news.

But it sure is hectic opening numerous tabs and remembering the address of various news websites. I found a perfect solution: Newsdrift. Designed by a student in JKUAT (I’m generally proud of my alma mater), this app fetches all stories from the majors newspapers so you can just read everything in the one app.

The NewsDrift App..

The NewsDrift App..

News Sources

So far, it fetches the stories from Nation, Standard, Capital FM, The Star, Business Daily and tech news from the iHub blog.

The Star News in the app

The Star News in the app

Capital FM News

Capital FM News in the app

Capital FM News in the app

Categories

The news items aren’t just haphazard, they are in categories. They are fetched in real time but you can refresh the feed any time. You can also save favorite articles so you don’t have to have an active internet connection to read the news.

Among the categories are News (I guess general news), sports, technology, lifestyle, business etc.

Business Category News

Business Category News

The technology category news seem scanty.. perhaps my tech blog feed should be added? 🙂 Though I don’t do news per se.

Technology news feeds

Technology news feeds

In Featured, the developer showcases other apps he has built. I’ll check them out soon.

Featured apps by the developer, Abel

Featured apps by the developer, Abel

Recommendation

Newsdrift is one app I’d recommend for anyone who wants to keep in touch with current affairs. The question is, who doesn’t?

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3 Responses to Newsdrift: Your Local News App

  1. Mkenya Daima says:

    NewsDrift is for sure elegant by any standard. And I remember bidding for that magical Kenya app, unfortunately I did not get it. What makes me happy though is that the guy who worked on these apps is actually a former classmate. Good work bro!

    Like

  2. Abello Katch says:

    Thanks so much @savvykenya for the review.

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