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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. 

One of the many Android news app templates available on CodeCanyonOne of the many Android news app templates available on CodeCanyonOne of the many Android news app templates available on CodeCanyon
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. 

Top-Selling Android News App Templates for 2022 on CodeCanyon

CodeCanyon has Android news apps that you can download.

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

Let's now have a look at the top ten premium Android News app templates on CodeCanyon. 

1. Android News App

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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. All-In-One News

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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. 

3. News Application

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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.

4. News App With CMS


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. 

5. Blogger News App

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This app displays posts or articles from the Blogger site. The app was built using Android Studio with Java. This ensures that the app runs fast and smoothly. You can build an Android news app with Blogspot as your server.

Here are a few notable features of this Android news app template:

  • blogger API v3
  • JSON remote config 
  • bottom navigation
  • PHP module for push notifications

6. Notch


This app was also built with native Java. The admin panel was built with PHP and Angular JS. This news app can also be used as a personal blog app as well. The admin panel lets you adjust everything needed to quickly and easily get your news app up and running. 

Here are a few notable features of Notch:

  • Material Design drawer
  • offline reading support
  • 3 news item types: article, video, gallery
  • profile users with Avata

7. Ultimate News App

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Ultimate News App has many powerful features and a beautiful design. You will even find a responsive admin panel for managing the app. To help create revenue, the app allows you to use Google AdMob and Facebook network ads. You can set the app to have in-app purchases to remove these ads.

Here are some notable features of this template:

  • splash screen and intro pages
  • post any type of content on the app
  • Facebook and Google login
  • in-app purchase

8. 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.

9. News App With Admin Panel

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This news app was developed in native Java, which makes it run quickly and smoothly. This news app gives you an easy to set up an app as it doesn't require programming. You will get full documentation for getting the app up and running and 24/7 customer support. 

Here are a few notable features of this app:

  • no programming needed
  • Firebase real-time database
  • unlimited topics
  • favourite bookmark lists

10. XSNews

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If you need to quickly create an app that lets you share your blog posts or magazine articles, this is the app for you. Users can save articles for later, browse posts by categories, sign up for an account, report inappropriate comments/news, and share news on social networks. You can download a demo APK to see if the app is for you.

Here are the features you can expect for XS News

  • modern and clean design
  • DBase open-source API
  • AdMob interstitial ads
  • Google sign-in

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. Google News

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Google News is one of the best free apps available. It is a personalized news aggregator that organizes the news that is most important to you. There are a few sections of Google News that are really helpful like the local news and full coverage sections. The local news lets you explore all the stories in the community, and full coverage lets you dive deeper into a story with multiple perspectives. 

2. SmartNews 

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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 

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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.

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. 

Discover Even More High-Quality Android Apps

There are plenty of Android apps out on the market for all types of industries. Below is a list of articles that contain tons of premium Android apps that you can purchase now!

Launch Your Android News App With a Great Template

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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

Premium Mobile App Templates From CodeCanyon

CodeCanyon is an online marketplace that has hundreds of mobile app templates—for Android, iOS, React Native, and Ionic. You can save days, even months, of effort by using one of them.


If you have trouble deciding which  template on CodeCanyon is right for you, these articles should help:

This post has been updated with contributions from Daniel Strongin. Daniel is a writer for Envato Tuts+, an avid electronic music producer, and has an online store dedicated to melodic electronic music producers.

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