Overall it's a great app but behind the scenes, over the last couple of weeks, someone decided to start sending push notifications for every single story. Baseball, category 1 hurricanes, usually 10+ for any larger event. Probably reinstalling because it won't let me leave my phone alone for more than fifteen minutes before I get pinged again.
Content loads much faster now with the latest update! AP has a great reputation for accuracy and objectivity. I used to read Yahoo News (most of which were AP stories anyway), but got fed up with mean/ignorant user comments. This is a wonderful app: quick access to quality news stories and photos in intuitive categories, rapid updates, etc. Fast, clean navigation between stories.
I like getting the headlines in short form, and AP delivers with the option of reading the longer, more detailed version, at my convenience. The only downside is when they notify of breaking news it doesn't show when you open the app. You have to scroll down to find it. In all fairness there may be a setting where that could be changed, but I haven't taken the time you look.
I would give this app 5 stars if it opened the story from the pop-up notification instead of just taking me to the front page of the app. Many times I've searched for a while to find the article and in quite a few cases gave up because I couldn't find it. It seems like a very obvious feature to include.
Update: as of June 2017, latest update has added many intrusive ads which constantly pop up & cover the bottom half of the screen. If this isn't fixed within the next couple weeks, I'll be uninstalling the app & giving negative reviews on social media. Please fix this, I want news, not commercials.
I rely on AP news. This is the most authentic , unbiased and upto date news. The App has improved vastly over the last couple of years although a little more polish to the UI can be a welcome change. Having said that I am really happy with this App. The only breaking news I have enabled on my phone is AP. Over the years I have realized that no source beats AP in providing the latest news.
Fixes for AP push notifications
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