Mobile news app News Republic updated, unveils ‘Smart News Recommendations’
News Republic 4.0 gets smarter as you read, includes a refreshed design, your own personal news profile
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 15, 2014 — Mobiles Republic, a leading syndicator of news on mobile devices, today announced a breakthrough innovation to its awarding winning app, News Republic®. The company launched today News Republic 4.0 which includes significant enhancements to its TagNav™ semantic language technology that allows the app to learn about the user’s reading habits (all 100% private to the reader) as they read through articles and to instantly recommend related articles, thus creating a more engaging and personalized news discovery experience on iPhone® and iPod touch® and on Android™ smartphones and tablets.
“News Republic 4.0 is the news app for which the mobile media market has been waiting. Compared with other news apps, News Republic has defined its own genre ̶ an intelligent mobile news syndication model, versus just simple news aggregation,” said Kate Thorp, interactive digital media visionary, former founder of Real Girls Media Network, and Mobiles Republic board member. “News Republic is both an important partner for news organizations aiming to reach an expanded national and global audience, and also it has cracked the code on how to truly help readers stay informed, while avoiding information overload.”
This free app delivers incredible value for news consumers providing an effective means to sort through the information clutter and stay informed on key topics of interest. Super easy to use and personalize, it amazingly includes a deep and wide-ranging selection of fully licensed news sources; from international politics to local news, technology, sports, and entertainment, all in one elegant app. Leaps and bounds ahead of any other such news apps which rely on RSS feeds or force the user to click out of the app to the web to read a news article, News Republic partners with the news outlets to deliver news the reader can trust ̶ full and licensed name-brand news articles, news videos and photographs.
News Republic 4.0 Highlights:
- ‘Smart News Recommendations’
• My News Profile, a personalized news profile that gets smarter about readers’ topics as people read
• Readers can access their Reader Profile anytime ( it remains private to the user)
- Interest Symbols that inform readers of personally relevant articles
- “One Feed” with breaking news on the users’ own personal topics of interest
- Enhanced layout and design that improve the enjoyment of reading, rating of articles, and integration with social media
“We’ve heard from our dedicated user base, and from our many media partners that News Republic is simply the best mobile news app available today, and we continue to strive for further value-add innovation as demonstrated today,” said Gilles Raymond, Chief Executive Officer, Mobiles Republic. “News Republic combines unrivaled and trusted news sources from today’s top news organizations including Associated Press, Huffington Post, CNN International, CBS Interactive, Gawker, TechCrunch and Engadget ̶ all in an elegant, smart interface optimized for all mobile news discovery and enjoyment.”
The Power of TagNav
Powering News Republic 4.0’s patent-pending “Smart Recommendations” is the proprietary TagNav™ which instantaneously searches up to 1,000,000 topics to serve consumers specific news to meet their selected interests, and the app also gets smarter by analyzing what consumers read. News Republic builds an individual interest profile for intelligent news gathering as a person reads, comments, or “mood-rates” a story. The app is then able to highlight other articles likely of interest to the same reader with an “Interest Symbol” showing on a graded scale the level of match to other articles recently read. This reader-specific data is collected and maintained on the client-side of the app for full privacy to the reader about their own interests. TagNav is further unique in that it delivers news personalized to users’ language requirements allowing the app to be viewed in eight editions including English (US, UK, and International English versions), French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Latin America. The real-time nature of this semantic engine also enables advanced filtering and context-aware advertising, which is a powerful value proposition for advertisers and brand owners.
News Republic 4.0 also empowers the reader with smart, social media integration, sharing, and real time “alerting.” The app has easy-to-use ‘share,’ ‘store’ and ‘comment’ social media integration with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. All news is viewable whether the app is online or offline – highly convenient for travelers. And, custom news alerts can be turned on or off allowing users to closely follow particular news topics.