Newsmeister delivers a social experience for reading your news.
The app allows you to stay up to date on the daily political and social news events by playing quizzes with friends and family via Facebook or email, or with other members of the Newsmeister community. To show how you stack up, the app shows a percentage of how many players worldwide answered the question correctly.
“Reading the news is critically important because it’s how people stay informed about what is going on in their communities and the world,” said Tim Holmgren, CEO and Founder of Newsmeister. The startup has recently announced that it has reached the 15,000 user milestone in less than three months.
Newsmeister’s aim is to keep people up to date on the news by offering an app that can be used in a fun way whenever they have time, whether they are on the subway, on their coffee break, or relaxing on the couch at home. Since launching in May, Newsmeister’s user base has grown rapidly in the U.S., as well as in Canada, the U.K, Russia and Italy.
In addition, the app provides brief contextual information on the question topics, as well as a link to a related article once they submit an answer.
“There is this widespread idea that Millennials are not interested in current events, but this is inaccurate. They just have different ways of consuming it. Newsmeister was built for this new paradigm.”
According to the American Press Institute, the “newest generation of American adults is anything but “newsless,” passive, or civically uninterested, although their reading habits are ‘strikingly different’ than previous generations.” Unsurprisingly, current generation readers belong to different age groups in media consumption on smartphones, and they prefer to read the news in “discrete” sessions that are woven throughout their day. The Newsmeister app was built with these habits in mind.
The app is available for free download on iOS and Android. The Apple App Store rated the Newsmeister app with4.5/5 after minor beta launch glitches were rectified.