The Views News

A new take on news developed by a 17 year old - iOS & tvOS

The Views News is a gorgeous new iOS app which delivers your news without getting lost in infinite scrolling. Open the app to skim the top headlines or read the whole article. No time? Bookmark It! Searching? Meet Felicity- the friendly A.I. news finder! With Trending, read the trending story of the week & answer fun polls to see everyone’s views!

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Reviews

  • ML TechTeaching students CS
    Pros: 

    Simple design. Really fast. Fun, new features. Felicity is a stroke of genius. Hard to believe this app was developed by a 17 year old!

    Cons: 

    Not available on Android but the developer has said below that he’s working on a website.

    TLDR: The fact that a high schooler has developed a news app worthy of competing against high startups and companies shows the tenacity and vision he has and is automatically a guarantee that this app will only get much, much better.

    So I’ve been using this app since early June when it was featured in the iOS App Store’s New Apps We Love. At first, I was hesitant: “Another news app?” But that all changed the moment I downloaded it. First, the app only shows you the top headlines so unlike other news apps, it doesn’t present you with a large stream of information. Behind the scenes, everything works smooth and really fast. You can expect news at any time of the day.

    There are also a lot of innovative features which make the app really stand out. Trending Polls is a great way to communicate with users and see what other have to say about the Trending Story. Felicity is simple out of this world. Sure, there are better smart assistants, but never one that has been specifically honed in for news. While it does only search for people, places, and organizations, the developer has said that he is developing his own machine learning algorithm to improve it.

    Overall, it’s hard to imagine that a 17 year old developed this app which is much better than Apple News! The fact that it’s only one person shows that there is no agenda. He’s also pretty active on Twitter listening to your feedback so you know the app will always be improving. Anyways, that’s my $0.02.

    ML Tech has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    This app has a beautiful design and a great feed for your morning briefings. It covers all the top stories covering all your interests

    Cons: 

    There are still some features that are not out yet, but soon they will be

    This app is my new go to app for my morning briefings on the news. I always get the news I need from Views and the design of it makes it simple and easy to use. It’s a playful yet elegant app that lets users explore news in a radically new way, especially with the help of Felicity!

    Krivi has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Sai KambamaptiMaker@sai_k1065 · iOS Developer and AI Enthusiast
Hey everyone! This is my first app and I’m super proud of it! It was previously known as Views News Redesigned, but I’ve taken a liking to a much simpler name: The Views News! I have a lot of plans for this app, more A.I. level capabilities for Felicity, a website for all my non-iOS friends, and chatting with other users regarding the news to gather everyone’s viewpoints. At an app level, Views delivers your news in a gorgeous and minimal design. It makes your viewing experience one of the best in a news app. We also wanted to make sure that you won’t get lost in an endless scroll and have the ability to quickly skim the headlines. However, Views will be much bigger than just that. In a time where there’s a lot of mistrust in the media and the so called, “fake news”, I want Views to be a platform for people to really understand and appreciate the views of everyone. By the end of the year, Views will be much more than just a news aggregator, it will be a place for people to come and talk to each other about their thoughts on the trending news. Everyone has different experiences which make up their viewpoints. Views will be expanding at an exponential rate so please upvote the product if you support my mission and follow me on Twitter for updates!
Anna Filou@anna_0x · Tech Geek, Web Designer
This seems very interesting and well designed and something I'd love to use, but unfortunately I can't because I have an Android phone :( Any plans?
Sai KambamaptiMaker@sai_k1065 · iOS Developer and AI Enthusiast
@anna_0x Hey Anna! So being a 17 years old and high schooler, it’s hard to learn and create for different platforms! However, I’m pleased to announce that a website is in development and if all goes well, it’ll be out by the end of the year! I’ll be focusing on an Android app for the rest of 2019! But it really warms my heart to know that people on different platforms are interested in my app! Thanks so much!
Anna Filou@anna_0x · Tech Geek, Web Designer
@sai_k1065 haha of course people from other platforms are interested! It's not like only iOS users what beautifully designed news apps! Wish you luck! 🍀
Sai KambamaptiMaker@sai_k1065 · iOS Developer and AI Enthusiast
@anna_0x Thanks! I’ll be sharing some web designs on the Views Twitter account so feel free to follow the account!
Krivi@zodac11
This app is my new go to app for my morning briefings on the news. I always get the news I need from Views and the design of it makes it simple and easy to use. It’s a playful yet elegant app that lets users explore news in a radically new way, especially with the help of Felicity!
Jameson Toole@jamesonthecrow1 · Co-founder and CEO at Fritz
Awesome work! What's one piece of advice you would give to someone working on their first app?
Sai KambamaptiMaker@sai_k1065 · iOS Developer and AI Enthusiast
@jamesonthecrow1 Something I’ve always told everyone is to follow your passion. If you want to build an app, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about. Don’t do something you’re not satisfied with just because you think it’s a popular idea or people will like you. Always follow what your heart says. No matter whether your idea is popular or not, if you give it your 100% everything, it will show in the final product. Your passion is what will make that app (or whatever you do) really click with users! Don’t look at the top of the mountain you’re going to climb. Just look at the road you have to walk on today. Think about today, and give it everything you have! Pretty soon, you’ll look down and realize you’re at the top!
Sai KambamaptiMaker@sai_k1065 · iOS Developer and AI Enthusiast
Hey everyone, the Apple TV app is now available! Presenting ViewsTV!!