For a while it seemed I was all alone in my liking of The Daily. The original newspaper-style daily news app was launched over two years ago and it took a while but has been steadily growing in readership. Now it seems that it is more popular than ever.
One thing that has remained true in the time The Daily has been around has been the constant improvements that have been made to the service and the app itself. Most of those updates have been around performance improvements but a large percentage have also been improvements suggested to them by readers. The update that was released today by The Daily team is no exception.
The single biggest feature added in the new version released in the App Store today is a back button. It seems simple and frankly I think it is simply but it has never been there until now. This feature was driven by customer requests so take heart: Developers do listen!
Here is a run down of the other major features or improvement changes in the latest version of The Daily
- New Feature! By popular demand: a back button! *
- Added an alert for auto-solving the Crossword and Sudoku – no more accidental solves! *
- Improved sharing to Facebook and Twitter
- Easier in-app access to Support
- Removed landscape view, improving performance
- Various bug fixes
The one feature change that may catch some off guard is the removal of landscape viewing support. I don’t know about you but I’m perfectly fine with this being gone as it seemed that if The Daily app was going to crash, it was going to be while I was viewing it in landscape. In my testing this morning, performance is dramatically improved so I’ll chalk it up to The Daily now being portrait viewing only and be satisfied.
The Daily app is free to download in the iTunes App Store. Subscriptions are purchased via an in-app purchase and are either .99 cents per week or $39.99 for a year.
The Daily – Free App – Download Here