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10 Best iOS News App Templates


Do you want to create a news app that gives users only what's relevant to them? 

In an age of information overload, news apps are the perfect solution to help people cut through the daily noise and get to the news they really want. 

Whether you’re interested in building a news app from posts on your own website, creating an app for a localised news source, or pulling together all major news sources into one handy app, there’s an iOS news app template for you.

The best news app templates organise 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. 

Sports News - Football news app template
One of the many iOS news app templates on CodeCanyon

Top-Selling iOS News App Templates for 2020 on CodeCanyon

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If you’re not an experienced developer but you have an idea for a news app that you want to create, here are ten of the best iOS news app templates available from the wide selection at CodeCanyon

1. iOS News App

iOS News App

Create your own news app with the iOS News App template. Developed using Swift 3, the template provides developers with clean and commented code and is easy to configure.  

Some of the template's best features are its great user interface, ability to add unlimited categories and unlimited news to related categories, push notifications, powerful search, and the ability to share news stories via social media.

2. Feedews


Looking for the perfect RSS feed reader news app template? Feedews may be just the thing you’ve been searching for. The template helps coders develop their own RSS feed reader app that pulls news stories from whichever sources the end user selects and puts them in one place.

Feedews also allows users to organise news into different categories, and users can share articles to social networks and by email. This highly customisable app template is written in Swift. 

3. Global


Global is more of a radio app template than a strictly news app template, but I think it earns a place here because it’s a great template for developers looking to create a dedicated radio news app. Written using Swift 3, Global’s features include unlimited radio stations, news module, push notification, and the ability to add, edit, and delete categories.

4. YouNews


The YouNews app template is ideal for those looking to create their own news app 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 Parse Dashboard, and their additions and changes will be displayed right away in the app.

5. PSNews


PSNews allows developers to build their app in just a few hours. Like the other news app templates here, news stories are organised in categories created by the developer, but PSNews also adds an editor’s pick category as well as trending and recent news categories. PSNews also has a powerful search function which allows end users to find stories quickly and easily, as well as the usual push notifications and the ability to share news stories on social media. 

6. NewsAmp


NewsAmp is a simple and easy-to-use app template that helps developers create a news reader app of minimalist design. End users are able to save articles in a collection which they can read later and share with others. They can also view news by category, by top articles, or by latest articles, and they can arrange articles by list or grid. 

7. Deco News

Deco news

This Ionic 4 news app template allows developers to build news apps that help people organize the news and ensure access to all the content users care about. It has a beautiful design and comes with wide arrays of features including AdMob integration, translation support, deep linking, forms validator, and free updates. 

8. Readit


Readit is a Swift app template that works similarly to reddit.com. Log in or sign up for an account, post links to the news you want, share them on social networks or email, and vote or comment on them. 

Your account screen includes the list of your posts and your saved posts. You can only save news from other users since your own ones will be automatically added to your account’s page. You can also check your Parse Dashboard daily for reported news or comments. You can then share, like, or vote on them. 

9. Sports News - Football iOS App Template

Sports News - Football iOS App Template

Want to build an app that brings football news to football enthusiasts? This app has got you covered. It covers all leagues: La Liga, Serie A, Premier League, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and many more. 

The template comes with the latest football news, match previews and predictions, match goal highlights, football fixtures, and news updated daily. It comes with high-quality graphics, and you can monetize it using AdMob integration.

10. Such

Such news

The Such news app template has an outstanding design that creates the best user experiences. It comes with clean code and documentation that is easy to follow. The screens include listing news, watching news videos, listening to audio news, categorizing news, and many more.    

5 Best Free iOS 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 App Store and try to figure out how to reproduce their functionality.

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

1. SmartNews 


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

2. Flipboard 

Flipboard is a magazine-style app with an aesthetically appealing interface that gets you flipping pages to keep on reading the news you like. You have hundreds of publications and topics to select from, so you can customize your news reading experience. 

3. Lumi News

Lumi News

Lumi News is an AI-driven app that brings you personalized news based on what you read and what you reject. It has a simple interface that works like a mix of Tinder and Flipboard: you swipe left to reject a story and swipe right to read it. At first, you may receive stories that may not be relevant to your taste. However, the more you use the app, the better it gets at predicting what you like to read. You can read offline too. 

4. News360 


News360 is an app that learns what you like and searches for articles and blog posts that give you what you like. What makes New360 app robust is its ability to integrate into many platforms, such as Apple Watch, iMessage, and Evernote. You can integrate it into your Facebook and Twitter media to share stories, and you can also save stories to read them later.  

5. theScore 


TheScore is the go-to 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 favorite teams and players, the app has got you covered too. With this app, you can get your sports news on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. 

What News Apps Do

  • Most news apps aggregate news from multiple sources. 
  • They come with a built-in recommendation system based on your interests. 
  • They deliver customized news based on your personal tastes and preferences. 
  • They show you what's trending, breaking news, local and international news, entertainment news, and many categories. 
  • You can choose to receive free news with ads or you can pay a monthly fee to receive news without any interruption by ads. 
  • Most of them are lightweight and don't take up much phone memory space. 
  • Some come with audio and video options, including live streaming channels.
  • Others include augmented reality so you can take a virtual tour of a celebrity's house and so on. 
  • Some also come with engaging interactive options, such as sharing news on social media, voting on popular articles, surveys, and so on.

Great Niches for News Apps

If you feel that the general news is just too focused on politics, you may customize your app template to only give news gathered from these niches: technology news, celebrity news, fashions news, sports news, music & film news, scientific news, positive human stories, travel stories, publishing industry news, news from specific industries, and so on. The choices are limitless. These niches also offer you great monetizing opportunities. 

Launch Your iOS News App With a Great Template

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This article lists just a few of the popular iOS 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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