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Great News App, But...
I love Circa. The interface is clean and easy to navigate, the news feeds are up to date and accurate, and the story information is to the point, while still providing adequate detail...but the app is only designed for the iPhone. It works on the iPad, but the detracting zoom feature all too painfully telegraphs "this app wasn't built for the iPad." I prefer to read on my iPad Mini, so the lack of a dedicated Circa app for the iPad often causes me to look at news app competitors while on my Mini. Add to this the lack of a landscape functionality, which at this stage of iOS development is simply unforgivable, and you end up with a great attempt at an innovative news app, but one that leaves Apple users left wanting.
I love this app. The daily Wire is great because it briefs me on a 24 hour schedule and updates me on hot topics. I any rated a 4-star because I can see there is some room for improvement on the following of stories and managing your personal news. Either way, I highly recommend the app because it shows every angle of the stories in a unique way that helps limit bias to almost nothing while keeping me on the most recent developments in as close to real-time as possible.
Shadow of what it used to be
It’s really a shame to see an amazing news app purchased and turned into this video-only app, which is only usable in certain situations when you have time to watch and are in a suitable environment. This is unlike the old Circa that was perfect for quick checks of unbiased news information.
They have a Web site that has written articles, so I don’t understand the angle for the app at all. I don’t see it being worth using for most people. I’ve tried it multiple times since it launched in a hope that it had changed, and it hasn’t. The fact that they did not reset the reviews for the relaunch (which was amazing, and I miss it dearly) shows that they’re just trying to piggyback off the brand instead of turning it into something truly worthy of the Circa name.
- Circa 1605, Inc.
- 57.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2018 Circa
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.