Abilene Reporter-News for iPhone - Abilene, Texas News App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: E.W. Scripps Company

We made headlines bigger and easier to read.
We added a 'forgot password link' on the login screen for subscribers
We added a link to a login help page under settings
Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements

Customer Ratings

All Versions:
21 Ratings


Experience the Abilene Reporter-News – reimagined for the iPhone. Enriched by innovative technology and interactive elements, the Abilene Reporter-News brings you the local news coverage you have come to expect and the reading experience you have been looking for. With content created specifically for the iPhone platform, expect the in-depth analysis and reporting that you trust from your local newspaper, combined with the immediacy and vivid visuals of the digital experience. Thought provoking coverage and a uniquely local perspective combine to create the content you need, on the platform of today.

Exclusive content:
•Breaking news alerts and severe weather coverage with live streaming video
•Comprehensive local news coverage for the Abilene and Big Country area, including Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor and Throckmorton counties
•Top stories of the day
•Today’s forecast and 7-day forecast
•School closings
•Area sports coverage, including:
oHigh School sports coverage for more than 50 teams
oACU Wildcats
oHSU Cowboys
oMcMurry War Hawks
•Editorials and letters to the editor

Exclusive app features:
•Breaking news information and content, updated as stories develop
•Updated text stories, video and photos from the Abilene Reporter-News and Reporternews.com
•Most popular and currently trending stories
•Share important stories with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and email, directly from the app

Customer Reviews

  • mediocre

    by Cathy from West Texas

    Completely stopped loading new stories a few days ago. C'mon AR-N, don't you have anyone checking on things? Also, please consider adding the ability to post online comments from your device.

  • Reporter news app

    by Hot rod Annie

    Great app with one exception - no obituaries. This is one of the main reasons I read the paper. It would be especially helpful when I am away from home to be able to read the obituaries on my phone. I hope they will consider adding the obits to an already great app.

  • A fine app for Abilene news

    by Ern W

    The Reporter-News app does a great job in delivering Abilene's daily news on the iPhone. Yes, there's room for improvement but it stands up to some of the better ones available.

  • Great app, would love to share the news!

    by AceGallagher

    This app is great to keep up with the Abilene news in the palm of your hand. My only constructive criticism would be if they could add a way to share the news stories through Facebook or other social media applications. I love this app otherwise!

  • Superb Abilene News App

    by 

    The app is easy to navigate. It just needs a way to share articles and leave comments to articles. Great job!

  • Need fix for ios4

    by FRT9

    Where is the IOS4 update? Was excited to see this ap for Abilene. However it crashes on the iPhone 4 Please fix so I can delete my bookmark and run this app instead. DK Sweet ios4 works!!! Now my only gripe is I can't login to my account to post comments. I have to still access the mobile browser to make posts.

  • Alright...

    by Texan1981

    It's ok.. Abilene Repeater news will always be the same.. Wants to be like the big cities..

  • Bait and switch

    by Cslaught24

    Good one...

  • Pointless

    by Concerned mama

    This app serves no purpose whatsoever for those who do not subscribe to the Reporter News. You can access pretty much nothing without paying since the new changes were made. I used to enjoy it immensely. Now, it will be deleted. So much for being locally informed.

  • Why?

    by Cell_101

    Page flip animation and bringing Photos section to the front? How about looking at what reviewers asked for instead? Obits and comments ability but more than that, how about a settings for layout? Personally I have the app for reading news, not the weather or photos. Give us the ability to put the sections in order of preference not bury the ability to look through news stories

  • Location

    by Kateful

    Why does it need location? Hate that.

  • Reporter News App

    by Upset in Abilene

    Really sucky. No obituaries. News and sports are sparse, poorly updated and nominal at best. Really disappointed.

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