FreeNews is normally about what’s currently trending. The new app Timeline – News in Context takes a different approach by adding historical context to the daily news. Every news story in the app is accompanied by a timeline of historical events that match the theme of the given article. For example, an article about the Charlie Hebdo attack sources related stories of similar attacks on the press in the past. The timeline isn’t just over the past few years with some going back to B.C., and providing a history lesson at the same time.
The historical context puts a whole new spin on the news stories included. We’re in a day and age of instant news with sensational reactions that portray many things as the most important, substantial, or influential news stories ever. Timeline shows that these types of things have happened before, and usually on a more impactful scale than today. The app includes different sections for varying interests, and makes everything easily accessible. You’re a tap away from the timeline view at any time, and from there you can tap on any given article to jump to that period in time.
Timeline – News in Context (Free, iPhone) is a whole new way to read the news as it delivers insight, and perspective for a worthwhile addition to your daily routine.