BOSTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobiles Republic, a leading publisher of applications for smartphones, tablets and connected devices, today announces the release of News Republic 2.0 for Android Smartphone and iPhone. The free news app has been revamped with a more elegant, mosaic-based interface and several new features, including photo and video galleries, enhanced customization options and a social media feature that allows users to express their "moods" about the articles as they read.
"News Republic 2.0 makes it even easier for users to personalize the way they receive news, as well as providing a whole new way for them to share their feelings about a piece they've read," said Gilles Raymond, CEO of Mobiles Republic. "Not only is it our most stylish and robust smartphone offering yet; it is also the first to be available in a specific Ice Cream Sandwich version, designed to maximize the specific strengths and capabilities of this new Android OS."
What's new for NEWS REPUBLIC 2.0
- Completely redesigned interface: simpler, cleaner and smarter for an enhanced browsing experience
- Brand new photo and video galleries
- React to articles and discover how other readers are feeling in the new "Moods" category
- Searching and adding new topics to your homepage has been made easier than ever
- Filter any news channel by "date", "moods" or "videos only"
- Select / unselect news sources for all your channels and for "All news"
- Easily organize your news channels on the homepage so it's just the way you want it, alphabetically or custom
- Videos can be played through iPlay on Apple TV (iPhone only)
- Ice Cream Sandwich version (Android 4.0 only)
- Interactive widgets (Android 4.0 only)
- Simply beam to share an article (Android 4.0 only)
News Republic delivers over 10,000 full articles each day from leading news sources, and allows users to create customized "myNews" channels that filter this mass of information down to their exact topics of interest. This customization feature has been enhanced for News Republic 2.0, allowing users to select or unselect content sources for all channels, which in turn can be filtered by "date," "moods" or "videos only."
The app delivers complete articles -- not just RSS feeds -- which can easily be shared with friends via email, Twitter or Facebook. Users can further research the stories that are most important to them by using the TagNav™ Word Cloud feature to bring up related articles, YouTube links and Wikipedia entries. Real-time alerts keep users completely in touch and up to speed when important news breaks on their favorite subjects.
News Republic 2.0 is available for free download in the "News" section of iTunes Appstore and the "News & Magazines" category on Google Play:
Google Play: > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilesrepublic.appy
iTunes AppStore > http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/news-republic-international/id392616461?mt=8&uo=4
About Mobiles Republic
Founded in 2008, Mobiles Republic quickly established a reputation for innovation and excellence in developing successful apps for the smartphone market as well as award winning apps for feature phones including the prestigious Sony Ericsson Content Award. Mobiles Republic has developed TagNav©, a semantic search and semantic targeting solution that powers its News Republic, APPY Geek, Biz Report and Glam Life applications. The company has expanded rapidly and has established strong relationships with leading publishers, global media brands and handset manufacturers as well as extensive partnerships with mobile network operators. Mobiles Republic applications are preloaded on Samsung Mobile, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson handsets in several regions. You can follow News Republic on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE Mobiles Republic