Online News App

A mobility solution that allows users to organize, read and share everything happening around them. It is a cross-platform native application that enables readers to follow the news and also lets them respond in agreement or disagreement.

The app pulls news from a variety of sites and allows users to create a custom feed with favorite news sources.

  • Country United States of America
  • Service News
  • Industry Multiple
  • Share

Process Followed

To build an application that gives people a leg up about world events on a variety of topics such as sports, entertainment, politics and much more, the QSS team initiated a punctilious process by identifying common issues, assessing the practicality followed by user research, product discovery workshop with final outcome tag end.

  • PROBLEM IDENTIFICAION
  • FEASIBILITY STUDY
  • SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION
  • CHALLENGES
  • FINAL OUTCOME

Problem Identification

Newspapers and Television broadcasts have gone the way of dinosaurs, people nowadays do not have time to read monotonous long-form articles. They want it all to be short and crisp. We at QSS, aim to build an application that keeps folks connected with trends and allows them to select their favorite news source with the feature to respond to news articles.

  • Faster access to lots of different sources of news
  • Allows keeping up with the important industry trends
  • Create feed from favorite sources and topics
  • Enables readers to respond on news either in agreement or disagreement

Feasibility Study

A large number of people passionately follow the trend in the industry and always seem curious to know the current world affairs. News is always associated either with right or left-wing. The idea of this online news application is to let readers decide if they agree with the news or not by responding with either in agreement or disagreement through their mobile.

  • A backend for authors and admin
  • Admin can control articles content as well as manage users
  • Readers can look through the news with right and left slant articles as opinions
  • Respond to the news either in accord or discord
  • Allows rating the news articles

Solution
Implementation

User research

The pain points of users are overlooked many times. Even their ratings and reviews are not hurled back with satisfactory answers. Connecting to the users in the real world is one of the most certain and essential moves. This is why the QSS team initiated research to know about user experience of using online news apps in real-time.

Product discovery workshop

Developing an app is not just about following a simple process and coming up with results in the end. There are many things that go amidst the naive procedure. Creating an understanding of a product's vision and objectives through detailed research is one of the things that help in the success of a mobile app. This is the phase where the team visualizes the scope of the app and defines features that create value for end-users.

We at QSS conducted a product discovery workshop with the client where we discussed every detail of the application. The main purpose of the workshop was to discuss the practices that would be recounted while creating the mobility solution as per the client's requirement. We also asked some important questions such as target markets, critical features for success, etc. This entire workshop worked as a problem-solving event for us and the client.

Competitor Analysis

After rendering the user research and product discovery workshop, it was important for us to discover similar solutions available in the market. It was because to make our news app different from our adversary.

The Challenges

The mobile app industry is quite competitive and this is why it is not an easy task for developers to create an app. Developers may come across a couple of challenges while developing the solution, however, rising to the same will help you win success. Common challenges faced are -

  • One step registration or sign-in process
  • Rich UI/ UX experience with swipe actions for right and left slants
  • Organize the news easily and in one place
  • Provide readers with an easy to read format
  • Linking a variety of topics and industry trends
  • Summarise news to present in fewer words making it short and crisp

Final Outcome

We used a complete JS-based technology stack and brought a web responsive mobile application to fruition. The server-side hosting used was on AWS while the app built in React Native. Prominent features of the app are -

  • Simple user interfaces for authors to write and publish articles
  • Social media login to access Auth Services
  • Enabled web view for readers
  • Right and Left slant article details
  • CI/ CD setup for Android and iOS
  • Effective administration and control over the system
Information Architecture
Technology Stack
ReactJS

ReactJS

Node.js

Node.js

Bootstrap

Bootstrap

SQ Lite

SQ Lite

React Native

React Native

GitLab

GitLab

NPM

NPM

AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda

AWS Cognito

AWS Cognito

Amazon Dynamo DB

Amazon Dynamo DB

It is one of the best news apps I have come across. I use it all the time. It keeps you updated with the latest trends no matter how busy you are and also gets your opinion about particular news. I will recommend this one to all.

Anonymous
Anonymous Co Founder
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