Al Jazeera, a Doha-based news organization, has announced the release of a new iOS and Android app. The app leverages Al Jazeera’s new Unified Material Management System (uCMS) architecture using GraphQL to simultaneously converge content from its newsrooms into a single app, leveraging the platform. unified mobile (uMP) for network website content.
David ‘Hos’ Hostetter, Chief Technical Officer of Digital said: “Al Jazeera is committed to putting people at the center of its editorial priorities by allowing its journalists to focus on human history. I am excited to see this revolutionary new mobile app emerge and deliver an innovative experience and enable audiences to gain unique perspectives from all of our digital newsrooms.
The app brings together content from various Al Jazeera websites, Arab, English, Mubasher, Balkan and Chinese platforms as well as live streaming in one place. The main features of the app include search for topics and stories across all channels, infinite scrolling and access to cached content in case of weak or no internet / cellular connection.
Paul Ingalls, VP of Engineering, said, “This app uses an elegantly simple and innovative approach, providing Al Jazeera with a world-class app that we can build on in the future. Leveraging our experience working with some of the world’s best design companies, like Apple and Google, design paradigms really embrace this concept of “less is more”, influencing our approach to this app. The technical architecture also means that we only support a single application leveraging React Native across all platforms, improving our overall efficiency, performance and quality. “
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- Al Jazeera launched mobile news app
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