Be prepared. Stay connected – before, during and after the storm.
The Burlington Free Press offers a news app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app provides local news to help you weather the storm. And you can get alerts on your phone as soon as news breaks, so you don’t miss a thing.
3 things to know about the app
Easier to navigate and a better user experience
The app offers fast load times, prominent and easy-to-read headlines, and improved navigation options to quickly find the content you seek.
The app is organized to put our biggest stories of the moment front and center and make it easy to find the latest content.
The videos and galleries made by our award-winning photo staff are also seamlessly integrated into the app to give you the full picture.
Under the sections tab, you can choose from a wide selection of topics in news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, business and opinion to catch up on what interests you most. Sections you go to frequently will be saved at the top of the tab.
The app should also integrate with social media platforms, so stories you see on Facebook or Twitter will open in the app under your profile.
Breaking news notifications you want, when you want them
You can choose how and when you get notifications.
The app alerts are the fastest way to find out about breaking news in your community. We publish many stories in a day, but we’ll alert you when we have something we think you really need to know about right away.
The experience is up to you. If you want to get a few of our best articles sent a day, you can choose Top Stories.
Besides our Top Stories and Breaking News alerts, you can sign up for ones about sports, entertainment, weather, traffic and business.
You can also set quiet hours, during which you won’t get notifications.
You can set up notifications when you first download the app or make changes later by clicking the gear icon in the top right and then “Notifications.”
Make your reading experience your own
There are many ways to use the app to fit the way you consume the news:
- Give your eyes a rest with Night Mode. You can also adjust the size of the text to fit your needs.
- If you’re busy, the app’s “Popular” tab is made for you. You’ll find 20 of the most-read stories from The Burlington Free Press over the last 24 hours.
- Bookmark the stories you personally enjoy or are too busy to read now. Hit the bookmark button, and then find them under “Saved.”
- We also have a handy offline reading mode (turn it on under the gear icon) to catch up on the news during that long, Wi-Fi-less flight.