Local and regional news in Franconia just became more accessible.
The Nuernberger Nachrichten is the principal publisher in the Nuernberg region. In addition to the namesake title, numerous dedicated smaller regional papers further serve the outlying communities. The Nuernberger Nachrichten recently launched a new website to better connect with their loyal regional readers and offer a digital solution for the many local titles. Before this, the only online news portal was nordbayern.de, which offered a wide variety of content and newsfeed customizations. However, wanting to showcase regional print newspapers better, the Nuernberger Nachrichten's website strongly focuses on the digital presentation of the smaller publications' local daily stories. When nordbayern first launched its app, it was made.by Tickaroo that spearheaded the design and development of it. Since then, the two teams have worked closely on several other projects, the most recent being fein.raus.
For the inaugural launch of the NN News app, they chose to rely on the experienced made.by Tickaroo team again. One of the main focuses was that the app should be intuitive and extremely easy to use. With simple to navigate menus that let users quickly switch between regions and very readable formatting, the app is exactly that: highly usable. The news app closely follows the website's style, which is helpful for readers who routinely switch between devices. Given the accessible nature of the news stories for subscribers, readers can look forward to staying up-to-date, no matter where they are!