Daily Mail Online Joins The Android Party, Launches Native App [News]
The Daily Mail’s online version, Mail Online, hits the Android Market with a Daily Mail Online app. The Daily Mail is one of Britain’s biggest news websites, and is highly popular all around the world. Mail Online offers news coverage and articles on a wide array of topics, all of which can now become accessible anywhere from your Android device.
While Mail Online covers worldwide news, the app seems to be available only on the UK Market. This might change in the future, and if you find that you can download it from other markets as well, let us know in the comments. The app is designed to work on Android 2.1+.
When you first load the app, you can choose whether you’re interested in UK news, US news or “other parts of the world”. The home and Showbiz screens will change accordingly. The Mail Online app also works offline – it starts by syncing all the new items, and will later keep syncing only specific items, which you can change in the settings. All the downloaded items are then available on your device at any time, no Internet connection required.
When reading a story you can tap the small camera icon, which can be found on the main image, to access the image gallery for that item. You can then browse this full-screen image gallery by swiping left and right. You can also, of course, share interesting news items with friends via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.
All in all, the app should be a great addition for Android owners who are also Daily Mail fans. What do you think of the app? Share some experiences in the comments.
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