News Break: Local & Breaking

News Break: Local & Breaking Wiki

Written by Particle Media Inc.


Rated 4.75548 From 338,558 Votes
$ 0.00
  • Last Updated: 2020-05-29
  • New version: 3.6.3
  • File size: 95.62 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

News Break: Local & Breaking


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News Break: Local & Breaking is an iPhone and Android News App, made by Particle Media Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Particle Media Inc., with the latest current version being 3.6.3 which was officially released on 2020-05-29. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 338,558 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.75548 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


News Break is your destination for local content. Operating anytime at anywhere in the United States, News Break keeps you informed about your local community, town, and city in light speed. Better informed, better life. News Break is a geolocation-aware app that always puts you at the center of local content discovery. It is made just for you: who is genuinely curious about what’s going on in your local communities and around the world. From curated local briefings to professionally hand-picked national/world headlines, from emergency alerts to 360 full coverage to….., News Break is always the must-have news app that gives you insights and value. Highlights - Local Briefing/For You ● News Break brings you a curated daily brief about news, traffic, event, and beyond...Dig gems that really matter to you! ● Editor-picked national headlines tell comprehensive and in-depth stories. Go deeper on every story! ● News Break’s news content discovery engine aggregates rich content from more than 10,000 trusted sources, including Fox News, CNN, Business Insider, Newsweek, HuffPost, Reuters, The Associated Press (AP), Bloomberg, Time, and more... Browse content at any time, any location! ● A highly personalized feed caters your curiosity and reading interests, making you read content that’s really interested you. Read stories with purpose and value! Better Informed, Better Life - Know Your Town ● Find local restaurants, deals, shop openings, and more ahead of time from one app. ● Read personal and vivid stories from our local writers and content creators. ● Treat us as your personal newsstand, magazine collector, restaurant reviewer, and more. ● Go beyond the mainstream & cacophony of information, explore your community and discover hidden gems. Create Civic Value - Support the Cause ● Use News Break meaning revive the local news ecosystem and support small publishers ● Increase local story volume and geographic coverage to stimulate local storytelling and community power Be Yourself, Be Cool - Follow or Block the Trend ● It’s totally cool to stay on top of some topics, or totally hate them! News Break allows you to follow what is trending, or completely block some topics you don’t appreciate. ● You can laugh, share, think, cry, upvote, downvote, comment, reply...News Break is a free ground that welcomes you to express emotions & opinions. ● From HBO’s Game of Thrones to hot video game Fortnite; from funny standups to the latest internet memes...find yourself be surprised. Download today and stay informed on the local news! Better informed, better life.

Top Reviews

  • Overwhelmingly Negative


    By devilmaycare210
    I downloaded this app almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all the app has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete the app as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.
  • App for local and breaking news’ lovers


    By Chrisz Duff
    In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world. I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!
  • What you’re really getting


    By Hev Dawg
    A feed of article headlines and pictures ranging from what Kim kardashian wore to bed (and you’re not gonna believe the reaction) to more serious presidential news. All taken from a diverse spectrum of prestigious news organizations to rinky-dink news outlets I am unfamiliar with that with the click of a story, you are instantly redirected to their news page. The reason for my rating, is that I wanted a more selective group of stories by which I mean I have no interest in knowing “Pregnant Katy Perry looks stunning in no-makeup selfie amid quarantine” or any “no cover” topics in my mind and have no way of weeding out of my feed. Nor do I enjoy when I (admittedly) don’t check first and am redirected from the app to the website of a news source most would find unsuitable for a work setting . Furthermore on the rare occasion I find a story I wish to look into, I click the link, the page nearly loads, crashes, automatically begins reloading, crashes a second time, when I am then left with a dimly lit, gray, blank page, and yet again no interesting story. With my options reduced to worthless page fillers and an eternity of refreshing only to never be able to read the article that made it worth the bandwidth used downloading this app in the first place, I fully intend on uninstalling the second I post this warning.
  • Good for a fast read.


    By Gini D in Texas
    I started out loving this app. It was great for my local news. It gave stories sometimes first, sometimes those I couldn’t get elsewhere. I started using this app in February. By April it started having so many bugs it was barely useable. If you actually get linked to a story shown, and then want to follow on to another shown below, it won’t follow the link. So then you think ok, I’ll open it in Safari, but then you get the first story and can’t find the one you wanted to read on the homepage of that news outlet to which have been directed. It is terribly frustrating. This app has the potential to be one of the best news apps for local news and has done a great job of keeping readers up to date on the corona virus and its ramifications in my area. But it is not quite at being fully integrated. I end up loving and hating it at the same time. I admit to being a news junkie so I always want to read MORE. Developer, please, bring this to the next level. For those who want a fast read of generally what’s happinging in your area, give this a try.
  • The Best App Right Now


    By Bwezag
    Everything about this app has been what I should have expected expect only one tiny thing. I’ve been using this application lately because of Coronavirus news, and to be honest, I don’t complain, but as I just noted earlier, if you guys can just add this one feature, it will be helpful for not only me, but maybe for many others out there. I think you should add a search field especially for countries and/or cities, so people can search for specific locations/country to get the news they want to know first. Many among us are separated from our families. Therefore, for those who are concerned, their first intentions when they open your application, they intend to look for news about the countries where they came from for their loved ones if covid-19 has worsened or not. This is before anything else. But again, I love you your application and I use on daily basis.
  • Needs better speed on older devices....


    By WickedGirl33
    No response from developers to either my earlier review or to an email to their support asking for help several months ago. I cannot seem to get rid of real estate (home for sale) notifications constantly showing up in the news feed and as notifications. The notices are for my area, but the sheer number of them is ridiculous! I do not know if this is tied to the newspaper in my local area being used as a news source or not, since Newsbreak will not respond to me, but it is annoying enough to delete the app. Earlier review: I like this app a lot, but is slow as heck on my iPad 4. Since the app supports back to iOS 9, there should be a way to refine settings a lot more in order to help the app perform far better on older devices. It is sloooooowwww when trying to load any sources that are media intensive. It would suit me just fine to block those sites or to block video in general as a setting. I don't need it. Great variety of news though, and more importantly, it really pulls in my local news for me.
  • Great app


    By ecrispen1223
    This app is perfect to keep up with local news and other topics of interest. I love the push notifications and would give it a five star if it wasn’t for one frustrating glitch. Whenever a notification of a story pops up on my phone, and I click on it to read, the story opens for a brief second and before I can click on it to read, the app refreshes it’s stories and I can’t find it anymore. I’ve resorted to seeing if I can beat the refresh moment..so it’s part of the fun. But seriously can you make it so that the notification actually open the story directly? There have been times I wasn’t able to find it and had to resort to searching on safari or just not reading it. This app is wonderful and that glitch doesn’t take away from its great features. There isn’t another app like it that I can find, so I will make it my go to. Thanks for developing it. Great work.
  • Relative Useful News - Beautifully Done News Break!


    By Rechavoc
    Finally a company creates and excellent News app with a great and comfortable experience!!! News Break app I just want to give a shout out to your company and team. Normally I don’t care about news reporting agencies. However, the news break app is so far the best service I’ve ever used to date. It perfectly blends local news with national news. Also, yes like everyone else I can’t stand advertisements or advertising, but I know its necessary for revenue. News Break app beautiful balances this too! They do it in a way we’re advertisements are not, “IN YOUR FACE” excessive and overwhelming! Kudos News Break App for truly displaying news I can truly use of interest. I love how you take me directly to the news articles without any caked on advertising fluff! Simply beautiful!!!!! I’ll put this review on Twitter for you too!!!
  • ads and irrelevant stories


    By iohcnivek
    I checked out this news app after having refrained from using one for over two years because it is #1 in the news category in the app store. I deleted it after 2 minutes. It's littered with ads, and the built in browser is clunky. The amount of information you'll obtain in a few swipes is miniscule because news headline links take up an entire page. Terrible UI design. If you need news on your phone, do yourself a favor and buy an adblocking app like 1Blocker and add the safari bookmarks of reputable news sources like Reuters to your iPhone's home screens. You'll get no ads, you'll be able to CHOOSE the sources you want to read from and overall will be a more active digester of the news. Why anyone uses these ad infested hunks of UI garbage is beyond me. Don't download. They also sell your digital soul to the devil and God knows to whom such a small little company like this sells your data to. They also have no option to delete your account through their app. Sus.
  • I Loved It At First, But.......


    By CA Drema
    This was a terrific app at first. I particularly loved the ability to see local news stories. But the app gives the headlines, and a sentence or two, and then has a READ MORE, and you click that to read the entire article. The articles themselves open from a separate news source, a newspaper etc. The problem is that after 2 weeks of using this app, most of the time when I click the READ MORE link to read an article, most of the news sources it takes me to tell me I’ve maxed out on my number of free articles, and want me to subscribe to read anymore. And we’re not talking about free subscriptions, you have to pay to subscribe. So, though it’s not the fault of the app itself, the app is no longer useful to me since the news source they’re linking to for a given article will no longer let me read their articles. So sadly, I’ll have to delete this app, since all it’s capable of in my case now is teasing me with headlines from articles I can’t read.

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