The leading Lebanese newspaper “Assafir” chose IDS to design and develop their News App and provide them with a profound and structured presence on the mobile landscape. The application allows readers to browse the newspaper’s content from multiple devices through an intuitive and interactive interface. For an enhanced control of the content, Assafir created a web-based back-end management system that enables the newspaper employees to modify and control other aspects of the application, such as advertisements, multimedia, push notifications and other settings. The back end automatically synchronizes with the app.


The app has multiple features that can be summarized as follows:

  • Simple & Efficient Navigation
  • Inbound Articles. Ability to open an article from within another article
  • Favorites. The user is able to mark any article as a favorite article for further retrieval
  • Advanced Search Sharing Options via Social Media on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and via email as well
  • Push Notifications
  • Offline Viewing of Articles​
  • Swiping for easier navigation between sections and articles​
  • Pull to Refresh where news will be reloaded to fetch the latest ones​
  • Outstanding performance, and Fast page loading and live news feeds updates​
  • Customization Options for the text size

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