There was no need to redesign the existing POLITICO app. Instead, our team were tasked with designing various features for addition to the app. Since beginning work, the team has advocated for critical design and optimization improvements.
The refresh process had significant bugs and design issues which were frustrating to users. Apollo concluded that the refresh issues were the greatest weakness of the app as designed.
We proposed a plan to redesign and optimize the refresh process. We evaluated similar apps such as CNN, USA Today, and Huffington Post to find the best solution for POLITICO's content-rich updates.
The POLITICO app needed a refined QA process optimized for frequent updates and an extremely large user base. We automated regression tests and implemented rigorous release testing to ensure there were no issues with the actual processes that real users employ. On iOS we test via TestFlight and with Promo Codes for official releases, and deploy the same tests to the Amazon Device Farm.
Iowa to the White House
Right-to-Left Language Compatible
"Peek & Pop"
iOS 9 has a whole host of new innovations, including content preview options, all of which are employed by the new universal app.
Tealium tag management gives POLITICO enhanced insight into mobile behaviors and lifecycle calls from one dashboard.
Section 508 Accessibility
The voiceover feature is configured to bypass the header each time, ensuring that visually impaired readers get the content they want right away instead of repeating the header or status bar with each new article.