USA Today's universal app heads to Windows 10 Mobile
Earlier this month, USA Today released a Windows 10 version of its digital newspaper. The app is a complete redesign of the Windows 8 edition and with it brings an all new format and layout. Presumably being a universal Windows app, it was just a matter of time before the phone version arrived.
Looks like that day is here as the Windows 10 Mobile version of the app is now listed alongside the Windows Phone 8.1 one (yes, there is a double listing).
Like its big brother for Windows 10 PCs the mobile version lets you sync saved stories between the apps and it has a much lighter feel. The app also lets you use the universal Share picker to send articles to other apps. The app also handles inline videos very well, which is good since so much of USA Today is going to that format these days.
USA Today is very barebones with not a lot of features or settings. There does not appear to be support for Live Tiles, the ability to pin individual sections, nor any sort of notifications. Performance is very fast and lean, which is what we expect from Windows 10 universal apps. Navigation is handled primarily through the hamburger menu at the top left although users can also use the categories at the top.
Overall, USA Today has done a nice job with their Windows 10 offerings and we are certain they saved time using the one-app model. We'd still like to see a few more features to make it a more useful app, but so far they are off to a good start.
Grab it yourself if you are using Windows 10 for Insiders and let us know what you think!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.