Timeline brings historical context to today’s news.

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It was not so long ago that families would gather around the TV to watch the nightly 5 o’clock news to get the day’s headlines and weather report. Now, most people just reach for their mobile phones. App developers know this and create more and more ways for people to read the news. So, as a developer, how do you get your news app to stand out? You put it in context.

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Timeline takes the news and lines it up with the story’s history. Developer, Timeline.com, has a team of editors who spend time creating original, meaningful content that connect the past to the present through an intuitive, immersive experience.

For example, one of today’s featured stories on Timeline is titled, “Fuzzy Little Forecasters.” It is, of course, referring to today being Groundhog Day. When you tap on the article, it opens to reveal a time period – in this case 1900BC – 2016 – and gives you a brief story. You can then scroll down the screen and view all the

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timeline stories or look at the timeline view to see what stories are available. I find it a very unique and educational way to review current events.

Some of the features of Timeline include:

  • Get today’s news, in context. Scroll through its history to understand how the news got here
  • See the timeline view to move quickly through a story and read what matters to you
  • Discover and explore stories based on your unique interests
  • Bookmark your favorite timelines and view your entire reading history
  • Share timelines instantly via Twitter, Facebook, Email, and SMS
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If you are looking for an interesting way to review the news, then give Timeline a try. It’s free to download from the iTunes App Store and it provides historical context that has shaped the present news.

For more information, visit http://timeline.com.

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