Hourly News is a simple app that plays the most recent news updates from multiple sources automatically when opened.
As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you listen to any/all of the most recent NPR , BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, WSJ, ESPN, VOA, SRN, BMM, RTHK, DW, Marketplace and/or FOX news updates and more.
You can also add your own custom podcasts sources to Hourly News!
FEATURES —————————————————— • Plays the most recent news summaries • Automatically plays when opened • Plays in background • Responds to remote control buttons • Automatically advances to the next news feed. • Dead simple, easy to use • Works every time • Reorder, enable and disable news feeds • Skip the podcast if already heard • Sync your settings and sources over iCloud • Add your own custom feeds
Download Speeds: —————————————————— Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection (edge, 3G, 4G, LTE or WiFi). Edge downloads might take a little longer, 3G and 4G are faster, LTE is even faster still and WiFi is blazing fast to download the news updates in Hourly News.
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Sources —————————————————— If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see added to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a radio or internet podcast can be added.
Legal —————————————————— Hourly News® is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any of the included sources. All rights are reserved by the respective owners.
Hourly News is a podcast app, giving you access to free publicly available news podcasts. These feeds are for personal use only and are subject to the terms and conditions provide by the news network providing the feed.
[FIXED] Fixed a bug where custom source addition could ask for upgrade in some rare cases.
[FIXED] Minor bug fixes and optimizations
1.6.4 (Jan, 2014)-
? Fix for possible crash on launch with iOS 6
? Added an "Exclude Played Episodes" feature that will skip the podcast episode if it has already been heard.
? Fixed a bug where the app would crash with no podcast sources enabled and could not be opened again.
? Fixed a bug where custom source addition could continually ask for upgrade in some rare cases.
? Removed the initial auto-subscription to NPR and BBC podcasts on first launch.
? Minor bug fixes and optimizations
1.6.3 (Jan, 2014)-
? Added an "Exclude Played Episodes" feature that will skip the podcast episode if it has already been heard. ? Fixed a bug where the app would crash with no podcast sources enabled and could not be opened again. ? Fixed a bug where custom source addition could continually ask for upgrade in some rare cases. ? Removed the initial auto-subscription to NPR and BBC podcasts on first launch. ? Minor bug fixes and optimizations
1.6.2 (Dec, 2013)-
? Bug fixes
1.6.1 (Nov, 2013)-
• Bug fixes
1.6 (Oct, 2013)-
- Ability to add your own sources to the app. This feature addition is unlocked with a small in-app purchase. - iCloud Sync added for settings and sources. - Lockscreen/Bluetooth audio duration, playlist info and image added. - Miscellaneous minor bugfixes and updates - Full support for iOS 7.
1.5 (Apr, 2013)-
[ADDED] Hourly News now has feeds which are updated daily. You can see the update frequency of your sources from the "Settings" menu. [ADDED] Added Deutsche Welle Radio News 24/7 (Mostly hourly) [ADDED] Added RTHK English News Bulletin (Daily) [ADDED] Added Mule Radio Evening Edition (Daily) [FIXED] Fixed an issue on the iPad where two sliders could appear.
1.4 (Dec, 2012)-
[FIXED] Fixed a bug where a very slow internet connection could cause the app to crash [FIXED] Fixed a bug where a source that failed to update would prevent all subsequent sources from playing automatically [FIXED] Fixed a bug where multiple sources could play on top of one other [ADDED] Support for lockscreen and Bluetooth news source title [ADDED] Support for Previous/Next remote control events [ADDED] Support for quicklaunch apps (URL scheme: hourlynews://play) [ADDED] Auto-update of news sources from Urban Apps. This means we can add new news podcasts without you having to update the app each time. [ADDED] Announcement system and app news section
1.3.3 (Sep, 2012)-
[ADDED] Support for iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th Generation screen size.
1.3.2 (Jul, 2012)-
1.3.2 ———————— [FIXED] Fixed the bug preventing international customers from accessing feeds. [FIXED] Fixed a bug where stopping a loading feed would auto-advance to the next feed. [FIXED] Fixed a bug where refreshing feeds could take awhile if a large number of feeds were being used.
Plus all the additions of 1.3.1 ———————— [ADDED] Added ESPN SportsCenter Highlights [ADDED] Added VOA News (Voice of America) [ADDED] Added SRN Hourly News (Salem Radio Network News) [REMOVED] Removed CNN as they stopped publishing their top-of-the-hour podcast. [FIXED] Fixed crashing when a source podcast goes down.
[REMOVED] Removed CNN as they stopped publishing their top-of-the-hour podcast.
[FIXED] Fixed crashing when a source podcast goes down.
1.3 (May, 2012)-
[ADDED] Added the CBS Latest Newscast to the app. [ADDED] Added the WSJ Report to the app. [ADDED] Added a help view to show settings button.
[FIXED] Fixed the bug where FOX would report update times in the future. [FIXED] Fixed a bug that could cause two feeds to play simultaneously on very slow connections. [FIXED] Fixed a bug that could cause the app to crash in certain scenarios. [FIXED] Fixed a bug that could cause the app to resume playing after a phone call, even if it wasn't playing before the call.
1.2 (Apr, 2012)-
[ADDED] Added the NPR Hourly News podcast to the app. [ADDED] Added the BBC News Summary podcast to the app. [ADDED] Added the CBC Hourly Edition podcast to the app. [ADDED] Added the FOX 5 Minute Newscast podcast to the app. [ADDED] Added the ABC Hourly Update podcast to the app. [ADDED] Added the CNN Hourly Update podcast to the app.
[ADDED] Added a "Play all sources" option that will play all of the sources back-to-back if enabled. [ADDED] Added the ability to re-order sources, or disable them completely
[CHANGED] NPR Hourly News has been renamed to simply "Hourly News" because of the addition of multiple news sources.
[CHANGED] Previously, Hourly News would play if coming from the iOS home screen, or the lock screen. Now, the sound only plays automatically when opened from the home screen. This will save you from hearing the updates automatically on accident if the app was the last thing you had on screen when the device locked.
[FIXED] Fixed a common crash that could occur when loading the app in poorly connected areas.
1.1 (Apr, 2012)-
? Optimized for the new iPad ? Better crash reporting ? Fixed a rare crash on launch ? Minor UI tweaks