News Now: NPR by Simon King (iPhone)
Released: Jun 28, 2012
Version: 3.1
Size: 6 MB
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News Now: NPR

Simon King
[ This app may no longer be available for download ]

News Now is a quick way to hear the latest news from NPR.

This simple app loads a playlist of recent NPR audio stories, starting with the hourly newscast. Playback automatically continues or listeners can jump ahead to any story.

• Starts automatically, just launch and listen.
• Press and hold on a story to read or share.
• Touch and drag the playback bar to fast-forward and rewind.

This app uses the NPR API. The developer has no affiliation with NPR.

What's new in version 3.1
- Support for iPhone X.
- Press and hold on a story to read or share.
- Audio playback now resumes after interruption by a phone call, activating Siri, etc.

- Improved consistency of loading indicators.
- Improved playback bar layout during pull-to-refresh.
- Improved automatic scrolling to currently playing story.
- Fixed incorrect "clear checkmarks" label in settings app.
- Fixed bug where duration would show incorrectly in playback bar.
- Fixed bug where story list wouldn't load due to API inconsistencies.
Our verdict: Great!
  • + News Now: NPR is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $0.99.
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