“Newscron, which started as a research project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, aimed at understanding how the amount of information affects users’ behavior. As a part of the project, Zürich researchers developed their own mobile news aggregator app.”
Newscron is a smart news aggregator app that filters and groups all the articles with the same subject from all the publishers into one topic, so the user will not read the same article twice. It also allows the user to fully customize the feeds, the countries and regions, languages and the frequence of categories and syncs all the preferences across devices.
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
Published March 26, 2014
The main content containing the most read or recommended topics
The articles are divided into different categories. The user can choose to read the featured topics or the topics filtered by categories.
All the newspapers and publications according to the region preferences
The packages containing countries and regions determine which news sources and topics are retrieved.
The user can customize the frequency for every category available according to the selectes packages.
The Windows 8 app also includes user accounts which allows synchronizing all the preferences.
The articles with similar subjects are grouped into topics. The number in the top right corner shows the number of articles from each topic.
The articles are sorted by date and can belong to different news sources from different countries.
The two screenshots show different content languages: topics from Business category from Germany, France and Spain (left) and French articles from one topic (right). The app (UI) is available in German, English, French and Italian languages.
We love working together with Oana and Arthur from Cobalt Sign especially for Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms. They are highly skilled experts for those platforms and combine great UX design and coding skills.Simon Schweingruber, CEO DWB.ch