The EL PAÍS mobile app has been redesigned for a cleaner, more intuitive user experience that makes it easier to access multimedia content. The new version is available on Android and iOS.
The app changes mirror the recent EL PAÍS website redesign, which tackled the challenge of today’s chaotic, incessant information streams with a more selective and orderly approach, combining in-depth stories and exclusives with breaking news and reports on new discoveries. Now, this focus on highlighting quality content is reflected in the app as well.
Among other functionalities, readers can now enjoy EL PAÍS Audio without leaving the app. Each story available in audio format or containing a podcast includes a player that lets users listen directly.
Another new option lets users search for news, authors and topics through the search box. Typing in “Manuel,” for instance, will yield a list of news stories containing that name, but there will also be tags for topics that contain “Manuel,” for example Manuel Chaves (a former deputy prime minister of Spain), as well as EL PAÍS writers who have Manuel as their first name or surname.
There is another improvement on articles that are saved to read later. These can now be read on any device with installed access to EL PAÍS with the same user account.
Website users and sports fans already know that the results of any given sports event can be followed on a scoreboard at the top of each related article. From now on, the app also includes this scoreboard for soccer, basketball and tennis matches, both during and after each game.
Users who already have the EL PAÍS app do not need to take any action to download the new version. If the changes do not take effect automatically, check that update options are activated in App Store or Google Play.
These new app features come on top of existing ones, such as offline reading, following topics and writers, or for subscribers, access to the last 30 days of print editions. Users can also choose their preferred edition (Spain, America, Mexico, Catalonia or In English) and personalize what kind of alerts they wish to receive.