Forbes Photos & Videos
Browse the famous magazine’s media using this slick interface
Forbes is one of the most famous business magazines in the world, with huge amounts of high quality content available online as well as in print. This app focuses on the media produced by Forbes, bringing you collections of photos and videos.
The interface takes a while to load, but when it appears everything is clear and easy to understand. The front page displays a mosaic of stories, and you have the ability to swipe through three pages of this grid, limit the selection to a single type of media, or select from the most recent or popular choices. It works well, providing an easy and clear way for you too see content, but if you’re looking for a specific story, you can use the search bar in the top right.
The ability to also browse the media by ‘Channel’ is perfect if you’re interested in one specific type of news, and you can also create a list of your own by tapping the star icon in the top left. This will add it to the menu bar icon that is available no matter where you are in the interface, so if you find a story you want to read later this is really useful. You can also access the website instantly by tapping the button marked ‘www’ in the top right corner of the screen. The browser isn’t the best, but it lets you browse the Forbes site without leaving the app.
There are also adverts that darken the screen for a few seconds, which does temper the experience a little. However, for the most part we can’t fault this app. It succeeds perfectly in providing photos and videos on demand, and the interface is simple, user-friendly and never a chore.
A well designed app that provides a great advert for Forbes.
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