The Guardian Releases Their Android App

Android users in the United Kingdom will be happy to learn that The Guardian has released the Android version of their smartphone app after the iOS version was released earlier. The app provides access to all of the news from and provides users the ability to customize the app’s home screen as well as download content for offline reading.

After starting the app you see the home screen, which looks much like other smartphone news apps with news headlines appearing down the screen. Tap a headline to read the article and tap the sharing button to share a link to the article via social networks using the apps on your phone.

If you want to change what appears on the home screen, tap the gear button on the top right of the home screen, where you can remove and add sections and change the order of their appearance. The application settings are available by tapping the Menu button from the home screen, which is where you can control how often the app updates its content. You can configure the app to automatically download content for offline reading at a specified time and whether you only want the download to occur via WiFi.

Publish date: September 7, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT