TapNews is a low-end mobile friendly app that allows semi-literate users easy access to trending local, national, or international news. Taking inspiration from Snapchat, TapNews will allow users to select a news article on the homepage and simply tap through pages holding bite-sized pieces of information. The use of emojis imposed onto real pictures gives the app a more Buzzfeed-esque, casual, and humorous vibe and would hopefully attract the younger generation of users to read and share the articles.
The icons on each article preview symbolize different things: views, shares, and popularity. You can choose to filter by local, national or international news or also use the search engine.
At the end of every article, users will have the option to share it through various channels to increase the popularity of the article on the homepage.