The official app for one of the most popular and trusted tech news websites on the internet, CNET.com, has made its grand entrance into the Android Market a few days ago. The app's layout is clean and easy to navigate, thanks to the crafty hands of Treemo Labs' Ian Clifton who CNET/CBS hired to develop the project.
The CNET Experience
The CNET News app has a whole lot of great features that you would expect from such a popular website as well as a few really cool features you probably weren't expecting. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
The interface of CNET News is very simple and easy to read. All of the elements look clean and are well placed on the screen. You have your pick of all the categories CNET has to offer (I spend most of my time in the "Crave" section, myself. *drool*). There's a lot of information there but it isn't daunting at all. The app just plain looks good.
Reading The News
When you tap on the article you want to read, it opens the article in the frame with the images and text neatly formatted for your screen. If you want to change the text size for easier reading or less scrolling, you can do that!
The in-article menu can also be used to share the article using any number of applications you have installed, or you can favorite the app for later reading.
But Wait, There's MORE
In addition to being an excellent way to read news from one of the internet's largest and most popular website, they added a feature that I, personally, am very impressed with. Not only do you get all the tech news your brain can possibly handle, but you can also view the twitter accounts of all the individual editors of CNET. Very cool. You can view their tweets together in one big timeline or pick which editor you would like to hear from.
The CNET News app for Android is just plain awesome. It is extremely smooth and rarely has a hiccup, if ever (I've yet to experience a problem). If you like CNET or just enjoy knowing what is going on in the various different areas of the technology world, you cannot go wrong installing this app. It does everything you need it to do, it does things you WANT it to do, and it does them all with a smile. Go get it, kids!
To install the CNET News app, you can follow this Appbrain Link, or scan this barcode with your Android phone to be taken directly to its market page: