My favourite news app just got a big update. I was a little worried that things might change for the worse, but the new Al Jazeera news app is amazing! Now you've got all the news you want at your fingertips, easy to scroll through and well organized as well as blogs, opinion pieces, download for offline reading, connection to twitter and facebook, local weather, the option to save your searches and your favourite articles.
Another new addition is the "My Media" section, encouraging citizen journalism (similar to CNN's ireport)
Of course you can still watch the Live Stream of the English version of Al Jazeera, but now you can also chose to only have audio (which can also play in the background while you use other apps)
My favourite new option is the "Programmes" section where you can watch full 25+ min. episodes of Al Jazeera's amazing documentaries and shows. Why do I need a TV?
Plus the darn thing just LOOKS
good! Oh and it'S FREE
According to Al Jazeera's webpage :
The Al Jazeera English iPhone app features content from popular sections of the Al Jazeera English website including Top Stories, Blogs, Opinion, and Features as well as same-day access to full-length programme episodes. Live streaming of the 24-hour live news broadcast is available in audio and video format free of charge.
It's available for other mobile platforms as well here