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Tagesschau news app 3.0: Successful news app with new features and story format jumps straight to number 1 in the app store

Users of the innovative tagesschau news app have been enjoying a further update and a complete overhaul of the mobile application since April 2020. The app’s further development was performed in close cooperation with the project team from the public broadcaster ARD-aktuell. The launch of version 3.0 was well received, soaring to first place in the app store’s news category immediately upon its release.

Vertical videos in story format

Three and a half years ago, the tagesschau news app set a new standard by displaying the most important news in vertical video format, allowing users to access all relevant information audiovisually. The latest update makes the news videos on the app’s homepage even more accessible: each scene can be accessed individually by tapping on the left or right edge of the screen, while navigation between individual videos is possible by swiping to the left or right. This allows users to watch the news videos at their own pace. Here, the new operating logic applied to the tagesschau news app 3.0’s homepage is evidently intended to remind users of story applications familiar to them from other apps such as Instagram or Snapchat.

More space for key news items and dark mode

Version 3.0 of the tagesschau news app is also more attractive in terms of its design and usability. The new design offers more room for content, as the navigation between the individual areas of the app is no longer located in the tab bar at the bottom of the screen, but instead in the upper part of the screen. The new version of the tagesschau news app also offers users the option to switch to dark mode for the first time. This mode with reversed colours, i.e. white text on a dark background, gives the app a new look that is deemed gentle on both battery and eyes.

Focus on essential features

The latest version of the tagesschau news app also combines all the important functions of a reliable news app. The news is presented briefly and concisely in headline form, which gives users a permanent overview of current events. As usual, users receive optional push notifications on the relevant breaking news. The current livestream is available to users directly in the app – the new design features this in the top right-hand corner behind the TV symbol. Videos of past broadcasts, including the programmes tagesschau (Review of the Day) (also with sign language), tagesthemen (Issues of the Day) and those broadcasts by tagesschau24 are also available here. For a quick news update when you’re on the move, the tried and tested “tagesschau in 100 seconds” is ideal.

Appsfactory wishes all users a clear overview of the latest events from around the world and hopes they enjoy exploring the new features of the tagesschau news app 3.0!

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