No-Code News App Development for Android and iOS

Stream and share news from your very own mobile app. Shoutem’s no-code app builder makes it easy to build mobile news apps without writing a single line of code.

Create a news app with Shoutem

Drag and Drop News App Builder

Use our news and information templates to build your app in 3 easy steps:

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Add Logo and Brand Colors

Upload your logo and select your brand colors.

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Select Your App Features

Use the pre-built app template features or customize for your needs.

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Publish Your App

Make your app available on both the Apple and Google Play app stores.

Essential Features for News Applications

Shoutem offers all of the popular features seen in the world’s most successful news apps.

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Easy to Update News Feed

News articles published on your website will automatically be added to your app’s news feed via RSS features. Opt for Webview functionality to open articles from your website directly within the app. Or, publish news to your app manually and use scheduling options to keep content coming in a timely manner.

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Send Push Notifications for the Latest News

Instantly notify users when new content is published, or with important in-the-moment news alerts. App users can select which news categories or journalists they want to follow and only receive updates on the news beats that matter to them the most.

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Sort News Items by Category

Use news categories to denote common themes in your coverage and allow followers to hone in on the news items that they’re most interested in.

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Share Video Footage via YouTube

Share the top stories from your news desk or field assignments by connecting your YouTube channel to your app, and allow your followers to really see what’s going on in the world.

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Enhance News Items with Interactive Media

Support your news articles with high-quality visual media that keeps users engaged. Shoutem allows you to include images, videos, interactive polls, and other forms of media to improve the look and feel of the content on your news app.

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Welcome Users with New User Onboarding

Upon first opening your app, walk new users through a series of onboarding screens that showcase each feature of your app. After navigating through onboarding, users will know exactly where to find the features they need, and how to use them.

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Additional Key Features for Your Mobile App

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    User Engagement Tracking

    Keep tabs on overall news consumption and retention rates.
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    App Monetization

    Allow users to become paid subscribers with in-app purchase options.
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    User Comments & Sharing

    Followers can comment on news articles or share them on their own social feed.

Shoutem’s No-Code Development Process

With Shoutem, you can build a user-friendly mobile app for Android and iOS without writing a single line of code.

All you have to do is open the news app template and choose the features you want, using our app previewer to view your changes in real-time. When you’re done, our team helps you publish your app the the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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News App Development FAQ

  • How can I create a news app?

    To build news apps from scratch, you’ll need to decide on the content sources you want to use, build a backend to retrieve and parse articles using APIs or web scraping, design the UI, and code the frontend in a framework like React Native.

    If you’re looking for an easier route that’s just as effective, Shoutem’s no-code app builder offers a news app template that you simply open, fill in, and publish — all without writing a single line of code.

  • How much does it cost to make a news app?

    The cost for traditional mobile app development can range from $25,000 to $150,000+ depending on your app’s complexity and the type of labor you use—freelance developer or outsourced app development firm.

    By handling the job yourself with our no-code app builder, you can build your app for free and only pay a low monthly fee for hosting. Take a look at Shoutem Builder pricing plans.

  • How do I make a news app without coding?

    Shoutem’s no-code, drag-and-drop app building platform provides an easy, low-cost option for creating your news app. Simply open the news app template, select which features you’d like to include, set up RSS feeds or upload content, and prepare to publish your mobile application as an iOS app or Android app.

  • How do I make a news aggregator app?

    News aggregator apps are easy to create by simply setting up several RSS feeds into one news feed.

    To set up RSS feeds in Shoutem, first collect the RSS feed URLs for the content you’d like to include, such as other news agencies articles, videos, social media posts, and more. Then add the ‘News RSS’ feature to your app and paste in the RSS feed URL. Do this for as many RSS feeds you’d like to include.

    That’s it! Users will be able to view all news items from each source.

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