Al Jazeera English launches Windows Phone app

Al Jazeera English launches Windows Phone app
We always love to see solid first party apps coming to Windows Phone, and this week has had the launch of a very nice first party app from one of the  more respected news sources around. Al Jazeera English has launched an official news app for Windows Phone devices. The app first hit the Windows Phone Store about a week ago. 

It's a pretty solid app, but there are a couple odd things to it. The app offers the content you'd expect like news, features, spotlight, opinion and blogs from Al Jazeera English, as well as info and videos for different Al Jazeera programs. The app offers breaking news alerts, photo galleries, search articles, and preload articles for faster viewing. And, aside from all the content consumption options, you can also submit photos to Al Jazeera through the app. 

It's a pretty solid app, but it doesn't offer fast resume, or all the tile sizes you may want. Al Jazeera English is compatible with all Windows Phone devices, and it's available for free in the Windows Phone Store.



1. rick2340

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

"respected news services". Respected by whom?

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Agree. I hate this channel

4. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

it may not be good but its no worse than CNN

3. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

another fake news channel...

5. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

like CNN is good -.-"

6. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

which one is not they all are minipulators

7. PaulNotFromSweden

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

For those who have never read their website, Al Jazeera is an excellent operation. Their reporting and writing is top-notch, and their correspondents are extremely knowledgeable. They got a very bad rep for awhile, being linked constantly to bin Laden videos as if they were the communications division of al Qaeda. If you want to understand various points of view from outside of the U.S., Al Jazeera is a great place to start. They are one of my daily must-read sites.

8. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I wonder how many of the people who are dissing Al Jazeera English actually watch it or follow it. It's miles ahead of CNN and FOX News. It has won many international awards and recently bought Current TV from Al Gore in the US. Don't judge something without trying it.

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