In the midst of updates to all their apps, Google today published one that combines local news for your area with the weather and other headlines in one sleek new app. Available for iPhone and iPad, Google says the app is aimed at giving you a personalised view of the news.
With many versions for wherever you are in the world, and the ability to customize which sections you which to receive news for, Google News & Weather appears to just be another app for digesting news. However, where is shines is its use for local news. Though the app opens to headlines, a quick swipe left reveals news for your region. I find this feature incredibly useful, as I am constantly combing through many local news outlets websites looking for intriguing local issues. The app is available for free on the App Store, and yes, it’s optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
The full app description can be found below.
Your comprehensive and personalized view of headline stories and local news & weather.
° Coverage from 65,000 publications
° Simple swipe-access to categories such as Top Stories, Technology, Sports & Weather
° Tune your layout with any of 60 country-specific editions and personalized news sections such as ‘Hollywood’, ‘NASA’, ‘Fashion’, or anything else that catches your fancy
° Tap any story for a deep selection of viewpoints, including in-depth articles, Opinion, and local perspectives