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AP Mobile

by The Associated Press
Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (439 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.2.1
  • - Loading time performance improvements
  • - Allow local news lookup by city name
  • - New audio alert for push notifications
  • - Bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006AG9XHY
  • Release Date: November 19, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (439 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,010 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Breaking news alerts from AP
  • Stay connected to Associated Press News anywhere in the world
  • Tap into breaking stories, browse photos and videos
  • Customize your news categories
  • Share favorite articles with friends
  • Access news from more than 1,200 trusted sources

Product Description

Now with breaking news alerts! The only news app you need! Stay connected anywhere in the world with AP Mobile for Android! Bringing you news from the Associated Press and more than 1,200 trusted local sources such as the Chicago Sun-Times, The Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, national and international coverage, AP Mobile is your trusted source for real-time news coverage anytime and anywhere.

Tap into breaking news stories, browse dynamic photos and videos, customize your news categories and share articles with friends.

With AP Mobile you can even save and read the news when offline.

Just want your quick news hit? No problem. Our Top News headlines are editorially selected for timeliness and relevance and will keep you informed while on the go.

Want to stay longer and browse? Get your sports news directly from the source that brings you the popular AP Top 25 polls and AP World Soccer Rankings.

AP Mobile even has content in 2 languages! Spanish and English. Así que sus noticias en español!

And if you are looking for news from your local newspapers you will find it here too. AP Mobile has content from over 1,200 trusted local sources such as The Detroit News, Las Vegas Review Journal, The Denver Post, The Seattle Times, making it a true global to local news experience.

AP Mobile. Where the news gets its news.

Technical Details

  • Size: 5MB
  • Version: 4.2.1
  • Developed By: The Associated Press
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Access the vibration feature
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fills your Kindle Fire Gallery with Unwanted Images January 11, 2012
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This app will fill your Kindle Fire Gallery with hundreds of news story thumbnails -- many of them creepy (photos of dictators, criminals in the news, political candidates). Uninstalling the AP Mobile app does not remove these images. You have to remove them manually in the Gallery. Also, the app is not smart enough to know when it already has a photo, so it will download the same one again and again and you may end up with 20 photos of Newt Gingrich like I did.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good content but January 23, 2012
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Good content but it downloaded too many photos to my device. It was easy to delete them but it was just a hassle to have to do that. I'll stick with USA Today which has just as good of content but doesn't download the picts.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally!!!!! December 16, 2011
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I Have been waiting for this app to be approved for the kindle fire since i got it. Is the BEST for news, i have use it for years on my blackberry and the fact that it was not being offered on the kindle fire was starting to be annoying
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not recommend April 8, 2012
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this app is okay its basically like the pulse app. the thing I hate about this app is that everytime I log onto the app it downloaded every picture it has for that day to my kindle fire gallery.therefore his is not recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Takes forever to load August 5, 2013
By Sandra
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Long time loading, not always up to date, sends notices to my ipod that are up to date, but when i open the app on the kindle its yesterdays news
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars headlines of the day January 11, 2013
It is timely and well written. Better than TV news and faster. The coverage of the recent election was excellent.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! March 5, 2013
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I use this app every day it is a very good news source.
Highly recommend. I have it on my iPhone and iPad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great App! June 15, 2014
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They may have fixed the issues with it downloading images mentioned in older reviews because I haven't had that at all. I've had this app on several devices for years and use it daily. I would give 5 stars if the headlines page were customizable; I don't need a solid 40% of the top stories to be about athletes and celebrities since I don't care about them. Otherwise, a solid app with no glitches so far!
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