TAMPA, Fla., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsByMe, the first global mobile news platform for citizen journalists, announced the launch of its 24-hour, real-time mobile app that allows users to share breaking news and information with accompanying images and video from their locale. With the NewsByMe app, users can report news and updates that matter to their communities, such as school closings, local sports results and neighborhood crime. Available on iOS 8 in the App store, NewsByMe will be available on Google Play this summer. The app is powered by geolocation technology.
NewsByMe is the latest news-reporting tool specifically developed for citizen journalists by experienced news professionals. With the number of smartphones in the U.S. expected to reach 220 million by 2018, the NewsByMe app will allow eyewitnesses carrying mobile devices to contribute real-time and on-the-ground updates to both local and global news coverage. Users can also keep track of news anywhere in the world by setting beacons at favorite locations such as a child's school, parent's home or workplace.
"The launch of NewsByMe is the latest step in the ongoing evolution of today's journalism industry on a hyperlocal and global level," said Pason Gaddis, CEO of NewsByMe. "NewsByMe was designed to allow citizen journalists to quickly and easily capture news happening in their area and share it with their community in ways that a traditional newsroom crew could never match."
Each NewsByMe post is tied to the users' exact location, which validates that the user was actually there. Users can also "Push" – similar to a Facebook "Like" – news posts that are relevant to them and their area. The more Pushes a post receives, the higher the post will appear on the newsfeed.
Users can also easily share posts to their personal social media channels for further amplification. All news posts are available for 24 hours after the last Push, share or comment. The app also has a keyword and location search function that allows users access to prior news stories as well as a notification feature so that users are always made aware of breaking news.
With the changing landscape of traditional journalism, NewsByMe is also a vital resource for reporters to streamline news, pinpointed solely to one location. For more information, visit http://www.newsbyme.com/
NewsByMe is the latest news-reporting tool specifically developed for citizen journalists by experienced news professionals. The NewsByMe app is a 24-hour, real-time mobile app that allows eyewitnesses carrying mobile devices to contribute real-time and on-the-ground updates to both local and global news coverage with accompanying images and video from their locale. Users of the app can also keep track of news happening anywhere in the world by setting beacons at favorite locations such as a child's school, parent's home or workplace. NewsByMe Co-Founder and CEO Pason Gaddis, veteran of the journalism industry, is also the founder and CEO of Florida Media Group LLC, a news outlet which revolutionized the publishing industry in Florida. To learn more about NewsByMe, go to http://www.newsbyme.com/ or to download the app, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/newsbyme.
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