Hometown is a unique local news app that makes it easy to get an overview of the important stuff going on in Oakland, then go deep on the issues you care about most
This is a big update!
Now you can catch up on many local issues quickly, but easily go deep on the few that matter most to you.
The news feed got an upgrade and now makes it easy to get caught up on all of the updates in a story from the past week. Also, we're providing more context for every update while you swipe through them. There's lots more, so we hope you enjoy!
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Great community project
It’s vital for communities in the digital age to have ways of getting viable news about the local surrounding realities, ideally in ways not distorted by ad revenue (like any local news tv station) or negative sensationalism bias. Our media systems are broken and hypnotize people into ideological mass hysteria. We have got to engineer better systems to collaborate and build community into the future if we want to survive as a nation (short term) and ultimately as a species.
Valiant effort, so far it seems like a useful app. Hope this can contribute to stimulating critical thinking and questioning what actually is really happening out in the world of your local community.
Local news, curated and easy
As someone with way too many apps, this is one of the few I come back to a few times a week. It does an excellent job of filling the gap left by local newspapers. Not replacing them, but giving you a more snackable / casual glance view of the (non-sensational) headlines... allowing you to dig deeper or follow a local developing storyline.
A rare app that is genuinely intuitive... I feel like I’ve been using it for years, and I just got it.
Huge fan of this concept—bring back local news
I’m a huge fan of this concept and looking forward to see how the developers build out the platform. I think there’s a huge need to support this kind of local awareness, and making it easy to find out what’s going on in my neighborhood is a huge win.
- Hometown News, LLC
- 94 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Hometown News, A Public Benefit Company
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.