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10 Best Android News App Templates (And 5 Free Templates)


Are you interested in building a news app for you or your clients? 

News apps have become a must-have application type because there is so much happening all around us, and keeping abreast with news is something that people do regularly on their mobiles. 

News app templates get you up and running quickly because all the programming has been done for you, so all you need to do is follow the documentation instructions to get set up. 

News Time App
One of the many Android news app templates available on CodeCanyon

The best Android news app templates organize news into a few broad categories, allow users to save news stories they want to read later in a favourites list, and have a powerful search feature that helps them find relevant news stories quickly and easily. 

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Whether you’re interested in building a news app from posts on your own website, creating an Android news app for a localised news source, looking for Android news app design inspiration, or pulling together all major news sources into one handy app, you’re sure to find a template that’s right for you from among the ten best Android news app templates available at CodeCanyon

10 Best Android News App Templates

1. Android News App

Android News App

Developed using Android Studio and Google Material Design, Android News App provides developers with an easy-to-configure Android news app template. 

Content can be managed from the PHP MySQL admin panel, where you can change the admin username, password, and profile information, as well as organising news categories, news items, and more.

2. News App for WordPress Site

News App for WordPress Site

News App for WordPress Site is ideal for those who already have a news-rich WordPress blog that they want to turn into a news app. The template is quite different from the other app templates featured here because instead of drawing news from various sources, it allows users to turn their WordPress website into a news feed just by inserting their website URL into the template. News stories can be organised by category, just like with other news app templates, and the app is AdMob ready.

3. All-In-One News

All-In-One News

The All-In-One News app template offers developers a beautifully designed app that allows users to get all their news, including live TV, videos, photo, weather, and top stories, all in one place. As with the other apps featured here, users can log in with their social media accounts, filter news based on the categories they prefer, and then share and comment on news items. 

4. News Application

News Application

The News Application template makes it super easy for you to create your own news app. The template features a beautiful news app UI design created with Material Design. It supports both landscape and portrait mode, and it gives users the ability to add unlimited categories. It also offers push notifications, powerful search, and the ability to share news stories via social media.

5. News App w/ CMS

News Time App

This beautifully designed app supports full HD. In addition, it comes with an easily editable template, two different text positions, seven unique tile animation effects, and 16 scroll animation effects. 

The back-end is very fast and easy to use. The administrator can use it to create any kind of content on the CMS. You can also integrate Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo. 

6. Ultimate News App

Ultimate News App

Breaking news headlines, modifiable categories, deep link sharing, powerful search, Facebook comments, AdMob ads, push notifications, and video and image support are just a few of the great features to be found in the Ultimate News App template. 

The template also comes with two separate Android news reader app video tutorials and online documentation to help you set up the admin page and customise the app.

7. My News

My News

My News is a multipurpose Android app template that can be used as a news resource, a personal blog, or a portfolio. My News offers Facebook signup and login, categories for organising news stories, push notifications, AdMob banners, and a full-featured admin panel which allows the app’s admin to manage user accounts.

8. Short News Android App 

Short News Android App with PHP Backend
Short News Android App provides the latest news via an infinite-scroll news feed with headlines and brief descriptions of all the latest and breaking news. Like the other news app templates here, Short News organises the news stories in categories, as well as recent news categories.

This Android news app also offers AdMob banner support, Facebook Audience Network Ad banners, and a powerful news comment function which allows end users to comment on stories quickly and easily, as well as the usual push notifications and the ability to share news stories on social media. 

Created with Android Studio, it comes with news app source code, PHP script source code for the back-end, and extensive documentation with screenshots.    

9. New News Android App

 New News Android App

New News Android App is a simple and easy-to-use app template that helps developers create a news reader app quickly. The admin panel contains a category manager, news manager, user manager, notification manager, and various other settings. The app features a dynamic drawer menu system for organising news categories, dynamic search, multi-language support, and more. 

10. YouNews


The YouNews app template is ideal for those looking to make their own news app for Android to keep followers, clients, and customers updated with news about their business. Administrators of the app can easily add and edit news items via the dashboard, and their additions and changes will be displayed right away in the app.

The 5 Best Free Android News Apps 

The premium app templates available on CodeCanyon are a great way to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to develop a news app. With these, you can easily create your own app with the most comprehensive set of features. 

However, if you're not ready to buy an app template, you can just try out some of the existing news apps in the Google Play Store and try and figure out how to reproduce their functionality.

Below is my list of the five best free Android news apps.

1. News Republic 

News Republic

News Republic is an AI-powered mobile Android news app that brings you breaking news, local and international news, viral headlines, and trending videos from over 3,000 sources. You can customize your news by selecting from a million topics. It learns what you read and brings you what you like. You have access to lightning-fast in-app video newsfeeds. You can share your favourite content on social media. 

2. SmartNews 


SmartNews brings you trending stories in under a minute by searching lots of news categories. It has a clean, uncluttered news app UI design that creates an engaging browsing experience. It has a built-in readability mode that tunes out distractions. You can also read news offline. 

3. TheScore 


TheScore is the go-to Android news app for sports enthusiasts. It brings you news from all the major leagues like the NFL, NBA, and so on. If you want real-time scores and stats about your favourite teams and players, the app has got you covered too. 

4. Inoreader 


Inoreader is an Android news app and RSS reader that brings you news from all over the world. You can save news that interests you to read later. You can build your own newsfeed by choosing news categories and topics you care about, search content that you have read in the past, share articles on social media, and save articles to Dropbox, Evernote, and Pocket. Inoreader has a free ad-supported version and a paid version. It also has day and night reading modes. With this app, you get an Android news app source code free download. 

5. News360 


News360 is a mobile Android news app that learns what you like and searches for articles and blog posts that give you what you like. What makes the News360 app robust is its ability to integrate into many platforms, such as Evernote. You can integrate it into your Facebook and Twitter media to share stories. You can also save stories to read them later.  

Things to Look for When Choosing a News App

Lightweight Apps With Quick Loading Speeds

News content includes not only written text, but also images and videos. This means that fast loading speeds are important. 

Social Sharing

Making it easy for users to share news that you provide on your app increases engagement and traffic. 

Security and Frequent Updates

Users want to be sure their data is safe: regular updates address bugs that could make their information vulnerable. 

Location-Based News With Integrated Maps

The best news apps will automatically identify users' locations and serve them personalized news relevant to their localities. 


Look for templates that come integrated with gateways for making money from your news app.

Why News Apps?

News apps make sense because many people get their news online. They want regular updates on what is going on in the world—whether it's politics both local and global, business, entertainment, sports, or fashion. 

News apps also make it easy to curate news in very particular niches. News for particular industries will attract a lot of traffic from people who are in that industry. This offers lots of opportunities to monetize your news app because people will pay for niche information that is picked particularly for them. 

Launch Your Android News App With a Great Template

This article lists just a few of the popular Android news app templates available on CodeCanyon

If you are looking for inspiration or you're building an application and need help with a particular feature, then you may find your answer in some of these templates.

Put one of these templates to use right now, or check out some of the other templates for complete apps available on CodeCanyon

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