BuzzFeed News app arrives to Android with serious reporting, not a clickbait in sight

BuzzFeed News app arrives to Android with serious reporting, not a clickbait in sight
BuzzFeed is the clickbait poster child of current Internet times, but its recent news section is a totally different story. Live reports from the frontlines in Ukraine - check. First look in Twitter's new offices - check. Deep analysis on why Russia went all-out in Syria - check. Trying to escape the clickbait image, BuzzFeed proves it can rank high among the new newsy media like Vox, Ozy, Digg, Quartz and so on, and that is why it is somewhat comforting to see the BuzzFeed News section arrive to our mobile devices as an app.

While the content is pretty engaging, the app leaves something to be desired when it comes to Google's Material Design language guidelines, or usability in general. There is no splash widget to take an entire homescreen, so you can read all the news in the morning without even entering the app, for instance. On the other hand, there are breaking news alerts, which can be pretty annoying, so thankfully BuzzFeed has provided a way to categorize or mute them altogether. Check it out, if you are interested in how BuzzFeed feels as a serious news reporting platform, different from the "Donald Trump With A Man Bun Will Haunt You To The Grave"-style articles.

Developer: BuzzFeedDownload: Android
Category: News & MagazinesPrice: Free

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8 Comments

1. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Hey.. PA! When are you going to make an Android App?!!!

2. trident

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

forget an app, PA when are you gonna make a phone??

3. DOUBLE_BASS

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

forget a phone, PA can you do a pizza?

4. trident

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

better be at least 8K, gotta get the most PPI (pizza per inch)

5. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Buzzfeed's "News" is the LEAST trusted by EVERYone. That doesn't help their cause one bit. There are more people who trust white noise machines Rush Limbaugh AND Glenn Beck than Buzzfeed News. That helps... Read more here:http://gawker.com/no-one-trusts-buzzfeed-1648849856

7. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Who cares, BuzzFeed is a funny and interesting site, if you want hard reporting, go to BBC or PBS or Reuters. Do not, however, go to BreitBart or the Daily Beast - those "news" sites are infact hate sites.

6. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

PA make a game for Android :D

8. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

BAHAHAHAHA! BUZZFEED? SERIOUS?! You're joking right, they're the least serious and quite possibly the worst new site in existence

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