One subscriber’s digital preference – The Oklahoman’s app
I wrote last week about the two apps I use.
One was the NewsOK app. The other was The Oklahoman’s app.
That was great to get off my chest. I needed to talk about my favorite apps.
This is part two.
This is the part where I recount my conversation with a friend. He’s a subscriber, which is not a prerequisite for friendship, but it doesn’t hurt.
“I haven’t used the NewsOK app as much lately,” he said.
He explained that he previously had used the NewsOK app daily. It was his main source of digital news. He used the Inbox feature to receive alerts on topics he chose, and he swiped through the featured stories at the top to see the top articles, galleries and videos of the day.
But that changed when he downloaded the latest iOS version of The Oklahoman app in the summer of 2016.
“I like The Oklahoman app now,” he said. “I like that it has an end to the list, and I like being able to swipe through all the sections and scroll through the stories.”
I chuckled a bit at the comment about having an ‘end’ to the list. The Oklahoman app features articles from that day’s edition. There are bonus sections every day – Politics, Nation, World, Health, etc. – but there is an end to every list.
That’s a good feature.
It’s a little different with the NewsOK app. The NewsOK app scrolls and scrolls and scrolls and scrolls and scrolls and ... scrolls. There is a never-ending supply of stories.
That’s a good feature, too.
It just depends on your preference. Everyone has their favorite features.
“Plus I like seeing all the extra political cartoons on the Opinion page,” he finished.
That seals it for him. It’s a feature the NewsOK app can’t replicate.
He’s a subscriber. Subscribers get those extra cartoons.