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Description

Quartz's news app puts the entire global economy in your pocket. It's an ongoing conversation about the news, sort of like texting. We'll send you messages, photos, GIFs, links, and—our newest treat—3D objects that you can view in augmented reality.

You decide when you're interested in learning more about a news item. Each session lasts just a few minutes, so it's perfect for the train, elevator, grocery store line, or wherever you have a spare moment. And here's the secret about our little news bot: It's written by humans! Smart journalists who just want to keep you informed and entertained.

We're proud to have been named an Apple editors' choice and one of the 10 best iPhone apps of 2016. Some other accolades we're not exactly bashful about:
• GQ's 100 best things in the world right now
• Fast Company's 8 must-download apps for your new iPhone
• CNET's favorite apps of 2016
• Business Insider's best iPhone apps of 2016
• OK, we'll stop now :)

The app is really simple to use. Here are some other features:
• Experience the news in AR. When telling you about an interesting object that's in the news, we may invite you view a 3D model of it right there in front of you.
• Notifications that are relevant and fun. You decide which alerts to receive, and we won't buzz your phone unless it's really, really important.
• Sometimes our notifications also come with photos, charts, animated GIFs, or other media attached to them. Pretty crazy.
• Take a 24-hour break from news about the US president with Trump Snooze.
• On the Today screen, view our most interesting chart of the moment.
• Apple Watch owners, gauge the markets with an emoji on your watch face.
• No more news? Relax. We'll give you a quiz or something else to do.

This app is a new way to read the news that's really made for your phone. We hope you like it. Let us know what you think at hi@qz.com. Thanks!

What’s New

Version 2.8.6

GIFs, man. They are cool, but also kind of a data hog. So we're thrilled to say that this new version of the app will reduce your data consumption by a lot. (Don't worry, the GIFs are still there. We just got better at when and how we load them.) And for those who want even more control, you can now select "reduce data usage" in settings. When that's turned on and you're on a cellular connection, we won't load images until you tap them. We have the perfect GIF picked out to celebrate these new features, but that would kind of defeat the point, wouldn't it?

This version also fixes the "chart of the moment" extension for your Today screen. Charts!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Editors' Notes

For those of us who spend half our day texting comes a creative new way to stay informed. Every time you open Quartz, you get the news—political, pop-culture, and more—in a series of short messages. Tap on links or emoji to jump to the full story, or use a pre-written reply to get the next entertaining summary. Using Quartz feels like a fun conversation with a well-read friend—complete with GIFs, images, and snarky comments.

Octowl ,

Mismanaged Network Requests

I don’t know what happened to this app. It used to be absolutely amazing and a very smooth experience.
But very abruptly, the UI started freezing up and getting jammed during network requests.

Fetching a new story? Well you can’t scroll now!
Gif’s taking a while to load? Well you just gotta wait!
You just pressed a button? No UI updates for you!

I know for a fact that iOS apps have a separate thread for making requests that doesn’t block the UI so the only way this could have happened was deliberately.

Riazashraf ,

This is mind-blowing !

I really can't believe that anyone can bring up an application like this! It is simply brilliant and amazing. The looks are so simple and smooth and what you would like to see and use on your iPhone. Really loving the user interface and its a beautiful way to learn about the things happening near you!

Editors' Notes

For those of us who spend half our day texting comes a creative new way to stay informed. Every time you open Quartz, you get the news—political, pop-culture, and more—in a series of short messages. Tap on links or emoji to jump to the full story, or use a pre-written reply to get the next entertaining summary. Using Quartz feels like a fun conversation with a well-read friend—complete with GIFs, images, and snarky comments.

Information

Seller
Quartz Media LLC
Size
48.5 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Copyright
© 2018 Quartz Media, Inc.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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