All you type “A” news junkies (like me) that have iPhones, there has finally been an app developed for you. NewsAlert developed by Dan Hassin is a simple push notification iPhone news app that lets you target the news that you want to see. Most “news junkies” have numerous news iPhone apps, CNN, Fox, USA Today, etc to help stay in the know. But, if your like me your iPhone app real estate is limited, so any app that can combine app functionality is a no brainer to help free up some icon space.
NewsAlert iPhone app is extremely easy to use. Once you open the app there is a large + sign in the upper right of the main or home screen. To add a news source or something you want to track press this and you can add your keywords. You can start tracking weather in your home city, news, sports, etc. Or go national by using key words like politics, health care or other search terms. In the search set up screen there are a few buttons to make adding searches easier, contacts, artists, and location. So what is the quality of news pushed backed?
The quality is pretty good, but I think the true results depend on the key words used for your search setup. I have been happy with the results. Mostly I follow “social media” and “iPhone” stories and I have been very happy with the results. You can also set your name up as an alert, like a lot of folks do with “Google Alerts.” I have not done this, but will do so after logging this blog post. Why? Because personal brand management is very important and in this day and age, most of us want instant news. NewsAlert does a good job of providing you with “instant news.”
NewsAlert costs $0.99 and this app receives 4.5 CrazyMikes Heads for simple, customizable, fully functional push news alert app.
Title: NewsAlert iPhone App, Cost: $0.99, Category: News, Developer: Dan Hassin