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Description

News-O-Matic is the daily news app to inspire a love of nonfiction reading.

100+ new articles each month cover a range of high-interest topics for curious kids. Subjects include science, sports, world news, technology, arts, and entertainment. Reading current events empowers children to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and global citizens. Every story is written at multiple literacy levels for ages 6 to 14.

News-O-Matic is always 100% ad-free. A child psychologist reviews each article to ensure emotionally safe and age-appropriate content.

KEY FEATURES:
• 5 dynamic news articles every weekday, each at 3 reading levels
• Colorful photos, videos, maps, graphics, and illustrations
• Daily quizzes to support reading comprehension
• Complete translations in English, Spanish, French & Arabic
• Full “Read to Me” story recordings in English, Spanish, French & Arabic
• Games, fun facts, and calls to action
• Audio and kid-friendly definitions for challenging vocabulary
• Interactive maps and an augmented reality (3D) globe
• Chances to draw, ask questions, comment, and vote
• Interviews with authors, scientists, and other experts
• Citations to improve media literacy skills
• Access to 10 past editions

AWARDS:
Digital Media Award North America Winner, 2018 – “Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences”
Tech and Learning Award of Excellence, 2018
Parents' Picks Award Winner, 2018
World Young Reader Prize (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA)
One of The Best News Sources for Kids “5 stars” - Common Sense Media
kidSAFE® certified

REVIEWS:
“My son has finally been reading independently for the past two weeks. He looks forward to reading News-O-Matic every night!” – Melissa, mom of an 8-year-old

"I love News-O-Matic! When I’m in school it’s my favorite thing to do. I even read it when I get home!" – Soyee, age 11

“The stories you write are amazing. It’s funny because I hate reading but yet I’m excited to see what you wrote." – Rae, age 8

“I have never come across a publication this effective in capturing the attention of the student and making them want to learn and understand more.” – LB, Elementary School Teacher

“A terrific introduction to current events with unlimited potential for repeated use for kids” – Smart Apps For Kids

“An ingenious app that condenses the daily news of the world and delivers it in perfectly kid-digestible form.” – Cool Mom Tech

“It offers a window to the world and beyond.” – Parents’ Pick Awards

SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS:
• Subscription options include per month, per six months, or per year.
• A free trial begins at start of subscription. Easy to cancel at any time.
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
• User can manage subscription & turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase.
• No cancelation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
• Any unused portion of a free-trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.

FOR EDUCATORS:
Schools and districts looking to buy News-O-Matic through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program should buy News-O-Matic: School 2018-19.

For more information visit www.newsomatic.org or contact support@press4kids.com for help or questions.

Terms of Use: https://www.newsomatic.org/terms-of-use/
Privacy Policy: https://www.newsomatic.org/privacy/

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Dec 17, 2012 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Dec 12
2018
(Current)
Version 5.8.8

Bug fixes

Nov 02
2018
Version 5.8.6

Article translations & audio recordings in Arabic
Bug fixes

Oct 20
2018
Version 5.8.5

Halloween stories and features.

Oct 17
2018
Version 5.8.4

Bug fixes

Aug 18
2018
Version 5.8.0

Optimization for iPhone X
Bug Fixes

Aug 10
2018
Version 5.7.9

3D & Augmented Reality World Globe

Feb 27
2018
Version 5.7.7

Supports iPad 10.5

Feb 01
2018
Version 5.7.6

Bug fixes

Dec 11
2017
Version 5.7.5

Bug fixes

Nov 16
2017
Version 5.7.4

iPhone X optimization

Nov 02
2017
Version 5.7.3

Bug fixes

Oct 04
2017
Version 5.7.2

• Quizzes to test reading comprehension
• Cleaner, simpler navigation tools
• Improved design for increased legibility
• Bolder, easier to read font
• New editorial features for added engagement
• French translations (text and audio)
• Apple Watch version to connect parents/teachers
• Family sharing enabled

Sep 16
2017
Version 5.7.1

Bug fixes

Sep 15
2017
Version 5.7.0

• Quizzes to test reading comprehension
• Cleaner, simpler navigation tools
• Improved design for increased legibility
• Bolder, easier to read font
• New editorial features for added engagement
• French translations (text and audio)
• Apple Watch version to connect parents/teachers
• Family sharing enabled

Jun 07
2017
Version 5.6.1

Bug fixes

Apr 04
2017
Version 5.6

Bugs fixes

Jan 29
2017
Version 5.5

Replacement of Parse server.
Additional info on subscription.

Oct 04
2016
Version 5.4

Graphical bug fixes

Oct 02
2016
Version 5.3

Addition of Polls in articles.
Bug fixes.

Apr 29
2016
Version 5.2

Bug fixes

Feb 17
2016
Version 5.1

All articles now available at multiple reading levels

Dec 18
2014
Version 4.3

Bug fixes.

Nov 20
2014
Version 4.2

IOS8 bug fixes

Oct 14
2014
Version 4.1

* The first bilingual news experience app for kids!
* Improved design
* Content adapted for 3rd & 4th Graders
* Bilingual articles (English and Spanish)
* Bilingual Read to Me (English and Spanish)
* Save or print articles
* Highlight text
* Citations
* Access to 10 past editions
* IOS 8 compatible

Jun 13
2014
Version 3.3

New refresh content button
Bug fixes

Feb 18
2014
Version 3.2

Bug fixes

Jan 16
2014
Version 3.0

New “Read to Me” feature: complete stories read aloud.

Improved user experience:
- Enhanced performance and navigation
- Easier access to past editions

Subscription includes access from all Apple mobile devices: iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Bug fixes

Sep 27
2013
Version 2.6

Support for IOS7

Aug 27
2013
Version 2.5

Bug fixes

Jul 25
2013
Version 2.4

Subscription bug fixes

Jul 19
2013
Version 2.3

Push notification removed (COPPA requirement)

May 31
2013
Version 2.2

Free Games available without subscription
Improved user experience
Bug fixes

Mar 27
2013
Version 2.1

- 5 new puzzles in every edition
- New article rating
- Bug fixes

Feb 26
2013
Version 2.0

Updated design
New game: Mystery word
Access to past issues

Jan 30
2013
Version 1.3

In App Purchase Bug fixes

Jan 22
2013
Version 1.2

In App Purchase Bug fixes

Jan 18
2013
Version 1.1

- In App purchase upgraded for iOS 6.0.1

- Map background updated

- Minor bug fixs

Dec 03
2012
Version 1.0

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