In the last few months the MailOnline mobile team has completely rewritten from the scratch their Android application. Getting rid of the old code, we came across to a lot of iterations and problems those have forced us to re-think the entire background synchronization and the resource management. As one of the Android developer who has developed this version, I’m very proud to say that this version is definitely better, faster and smoother than the prior one.
The main features, improvements and changes that you’ll certainly noticed from the screenshots are:
- Load more articles when you reach the bottom of a channel
- Swipe down to sync news in the channels page (with progress percentage)
- Swipe between different channels
- A new drawer menu that will appear swiping from the left edge of your screen (enable in settings)
- Share and comments feedback inside the articles
- Shortcuts from article to main channels
- Filters on data and image sync
- Different priority and order for channels (based on your preferences)
- Enriched FAQs screens
There’s still always something new to do and to improve but this can be consider a really good app that will allow thousands and thousands of people to read their favorite news paper.