New look for USA Today
USA Today has consistently been one of the better designed and thought-out apps available on Windows Phone. It's fast, minimalist and the developers update the app quite consistently. Well, almost. The last update was back in October 2011.
Version 1.7 just went live in the Store and brings with it a new logo for the popular news source. The new design is a tad, dare we say, Metro? It’s flat, simple and less gaudy then the previous look and we approve 100% of the new change. Interestingly, the official Web site has yet to reflect the new design.
The app itself doesn’t appear to have many more changes, though we presume that a bug fix for photo-viewing has been addressed (many users recently complained pics stopped showing up within the app). You still have the ability to pin six-different sections to your Start screen, weather updates (with the ability to turn them off on the Live Tile) and a nice video section too.
Over all, we really like USA Today on Windows Phone—its boldness and refreshing design makes it one of the more popular apps we like to show off to our friends.
You can pick up USA Today for Windows Phone here in the Store. Let us know in comments if you noticed any other fixes too…