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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 -
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 -
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.