News delivery service newspapers delivered on your smartphone have become a popular delivery option, with consumers increasingly choosing delivery options that are as easy to use as the apps.
The number of apps for news delivery services has increased from around 4 million in 2014 to around 10 million in 2017, according to research from iSuppli.
It also showed that while the app market has expanded, the delivery of news content has remained stagnant.
“It’s a trend that is largely driven by consumer demand,” said Andrew Lacey, chief executive officer at iSupplier.
“If the news was getting delivered by a newspaper, you would have people getting their newspapers delivered through a variety of different apps.
You’d get your newspapers delivered to the phone or tablet and then they’d download the app to read them.
That’s been happening for quite some time, but it’s really only recently that it’s been making a real impact.”
The main apps for delivery newspapers are NewsTap, NewsOne, and NewsOne Express.
Both NewsTap and NewsEdge deliver newspapers delivered via smartphones and tablets to a home or business.
“In terms of delivery, NewsTap is the dominant app, with the NewsOne app having the second highest share, followed by NewsOne Plus and NewsX,” Lacey said.
“And in terms of distribution, NewsX has the largest share of all apps, with about 85 per cent.”
The news apps are also being offered as part of an array of apps available for the iSupplier smartphone platform, including iShare, iTunes, NewsPad, and Mail.
iSupplicities researchers found that apps were being released for more than 200 news apps across the news delivery app ecosystem.
Among those apps are NewsX, NewsUp, NewsZone, and Reader, with a total of more than 2 million news apps available across all platforms.
NewsTap also has apps for NewsOne and NewsLine, which have more than 10 million apps available.
NewsExpress, which has more than 1 million apps on the platform, has more apps for iNews, NewsEdge, NewsTab, and the iPad and iPhone apps.
NewsPlus, which is owned by News Corp., has more news apps for iOS and Android.
The company is also releasing its own news app, NewsPlus Express.
iShare is the only app available for Android.
NewsShare is owned and operated by News Corporation and its NewsEdge News platform.
The app is the first of its kind to offer the ability to receive and read news on the go, Lacey explained.
“NewsShare Express is an iOS app that allows you to access your News app on your Android phone and then read it on the web, and then watch it on your TV,” he said.
NewsEdge is owned exclusively by News Limited, which owns the News app.
Newsline is owned jointly by News Media, which manages Newsline, and iNewsMedia, which oversees Newsline.
“The Newsline app is really the platform of choice for people who want to read the news on their phones,” Lacy said.
The main competitors in the news app delivery market are NewsShare, NewsPress, and other app delivery services, which deliver newspapers via smartphones.
While the majority of news apps on iOS and the Google Play store have apps for Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV, News Express has the third-highest number of app apps for the Apple TV.
While NewsEdge has more app apps than the top three, it has the second-highest percentage of apps on Apple TV (32 per cent), according to iSupply.
While it’s unclear how many apps are available for Apple TVs, the majority are available on Amazon Fire TVs, and in the case of the Roku, Apple TV and Roku players.
iSource also reported that News Express is now available on Roku, which means News Express can be used to deliver news on any device.
“That’s the thing that’s most exciting to us about News Express.
It’s a news app for any device, whether you’re using it on Roku or on a Fire TV or on your smart TV,” Lacerda said.
While news apps may be more popular than ever, there are still some major players that still have a big lead.
“You can’t have a newspaper delivered on a tablet and it will still read the newspaper, and you can’t deliver news to a phone and it’ll still read news,” Lacey said.
Lacey noted that there is still a significant amount of news that still needs to be delivered.
“There are still a lot of news publishers who are not able to get their news to people in the same way that they would have done 10 years ago,” he added.
“For the majority, we see that as a huge opportunity for news publishers.
It really is a case of doing more of what they do best.”