What is Newsline?
So, what is Newsline and why is it different? Newsline is how your Grandma should read the news in the modern era. I got the idea for this while talking to my grandparents about what I do for work. We started discussing how technology is growing and the internet is making information easier to access (it blows their minds) and got on the topic of news. Funny enough, even though my grandparents both have iPhones and actively use them and explore new apps, they don't read the news on their phones. Why? It's too confusing. I set them up a twitter account years ago that they use but say that they can't keep up with that. To get news they watch TV, read the newspaper, or visit Yahoo! news on their computers. The problem with that is that stuck with these sources but there should be an app focused on bringing them customized information that they want to see.
My intent with this app was to design experience that shows both news that users are interested in while helping them discover more news that they otherwise might not see. Like similar services like Reddit do, show the user multiple stories from multiple sources so that they can get the full picture. Informed readers don't need to be told an opinion, they need to develop their own opinions. Reports for certain stories are organized on their own page and articles are posted chronologically, so you can watch how an event unfolds over time in one place.
When you open up Newsline you're shown intelligently curated news articles based off of a mixture of popular trends and articles, and which articles you've liked. Articles are presented in groups based off of time. Since news is constantly evolving, only the most recent popular article will show for each topic and will be grouped within an hour group. Important articles from the last hour are up top, important articles from older developing stories are presented in another hour block down below, and so on. Tab over to discover trending topics and view an up to date stream of articles about that subject.