1. DJInBoise's Avatar
    Have a need for the news while on the go? USA Today for Android has you covered with this easy to use news app.

    I downloaded this app because I like the ability to share news stories with my friends, Twitter followers and Facebook friends. USA Today for Android lets you share news stories across many different platforms.

    The app opens to Top News Headlines and lets you navigation through the different headlines like Money, Sports, Life, Tech and more.

    Sports scores and Weather are a finger tip away, along with photos and snapshot surveys and polls.


    One of my favorite tabs is the Pictures tab on the main screen. Browse through photos taken that day or during the week. There are several different categories to choose from for your viewing pleasure.

    Have this app already? Do you like it? Recommend another news app? Why not leave some comments below and help your fellow Android users make a choice?

    You can download this app direct to your android phone. Just scan the QR code below with Barcode Scanner application from Android Market:

    DJ
    GigaDroid.com
    12-25-2009 04:07 PM
  2. ERDude's Avatar
    Too bad it doesn't work with 1.5
    12-26-2009 11:02 AM
  3. potatoho's Avatar
    I had been running this app on my Droid Eris for a few weeks. Today I had to hard reset my phone and now I cannot find the USA Today app in the market. The above barcode also goes to a dead link.
    12-29-2009 08:03 PM
  4. markyflies's Avatar
    Too bad it doesn't work with 1.5
    Running 1.5 on my Sprint Hero and the app works great. I love it, great way to get the latest news.
    12-29-2009 08:15 PM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I had been running this app on my Droid Eris for a few weeks. Today I had to hard reset my phone and now I cannot find the USA Today app in the market. The above barcode also goes to a dead link.
    I did a search for USA Today in the Market and it came right up.
    12-29-2009 08:38 PM
  6. potatoho's Avatar
    I did a search for USA Today in the Market and it came right up.
    Thanks for testing. I had someone try it on a Droid and it worked too.

    Did you try on a Droid Eris?

    Also, you see the one by publisher USA Today? I think there is also one by Androidz publisher.
    12-29-2009 08:51 PM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    No I tried it on the Motorola Droid & it's published by USA Today. It's weird that you can't get to it on the Eris :?
    12-29-2009 09:20 PM
  8. potatoho's Avatar
    Not on my Eris. It doesn't show in the market and when I use the barcode it says "There are no matches in Android Market for the search: pname:com.usatoday.android.news".

    It worked a few weeks ago when I got my phone, and it was installed right before I had to hard reset today. Frustrating. One of my favorite apps.

    Is there some place that the market entry can be inspected to see if it has a minimum OS version now or something?
    12-29-2009 09:36 PM
  9. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    I use it almost daily on my Eris and have experienced absolutely no problems. I like it a lot. As much as I prefer the content of something like Fox News, this is a great interface, so I just use both. USAT tends to get a bit more use because of the sports. As an aside, I've never understood why FNC and Fox Sports have never tied in to one another on the web. I'm assuming they're related.... oh well.

    No problems with USA Today on my Eris. Before or after the OTA update.
    12-29-2009 09:41 PM
  10. potatoho's Avatar
    Which OTA update? I see that USA Today was updated on 12/23/09, that update? Or do you mean some OS update.
    12-29-2009 09:44 PM
  11. boomhower1820's Avatar
    all i'm seeing is the widget.
    12-30-2009 12:03 AM
  12. ERDude's Avatar
    Can't be found using the barcode or searching the market from the HTC Hero (updated).
    12-30-2009 10:08 AM
  13. potatoho's Avatar
    Cool. I was just wondering if it was only my device. I suspect that when they published the new version they tweaked the requirements such that it doesn't show up as Eris compatible any longer. Sucks because it worked perfectly.

    I think google should improve the transparency of the application requirements.. would have saved me a lot of trouble.
    12-30-2009 01:19 PM
  14. potatoho's Avatar
    I would suggest that anyone currently running USA Today app on Eris should get Astro File Manager and back it up.
    12-30-2009 01:20 PM
  15. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    Which OTA update? I see that USA Today was updated on 12/23/09, that update? Or do you mean some OS update.
    I was referring to the OS OTA update.
    12-30-2009 09:07 PM
  16. potatoho's Avatar
    Oops forgot to update this thread. I got a response back from mercuryintermedia saying it now requires OS 1.6.

    Sorry fellow Eris owners. No USA Today for us!
    01-01-2010 09:58 PM
  17. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    Oops forgot to update this thread. I got a response back from mercuryintermedia saying it now requires OS 1.6.

    Sorry fellow Eris owners. No USA Today for us!
    Weird - I was using mine just today and haven't had any problems of any kind since I downloaded it. Go figure.
    01-01-2010 10:09 PM
  18. jerrya8's Avatar
    Same problem. Had to reset my HTC yesterday. Can no longer find usatoday app.
    01-03-2010 08:39 AM
  19. jerrya8's Avatar
    HTC Hero...1.5
    01-03-2010 08:41 AM
  20. jerrya8's Avatar
    Can I get vet.1.6 somewhere?
    01-03-2010 08:45 AM
  21. potatoho's Avatar
    Weird - I was using mine just today and haven't had any problems of any kind since I downloaded it. Go figure.
    Yes it ran great for me also. You should back it up because they have discontinued 1.5 support in the new version, and I have no idea how to obtain the older version.
    01-03-2010 02:57 PM
  22. Cory Streater's Avatar
    You guys will be happy to know that they released an update today that supposedly fixes the compatibility issue with 1.5.
    01-08-2010 09:00 PM
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