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Topic # 139332 5-Feb-2014 12:21 Send private message

I was able to download this from my US iTunes account and found it wasn't geolocked at all.  So I've been using it since last night and on the train this morning.

As far as the Facebook feed aspect goes, it does actually feel like a much more intuitive way to browse your news feed - if a little restricted on what you can do once you're viewing it.  I do wonder if the fancy transitions and touch interactions will actually make it a longer more convoluted process overall, but for now it feels nice and new.

The other aspect is the news aggregation feature.  It doesn't seem to let you add your own RSS feeds like Feedly or Reeder, but you can add topics and view the latest news from a bunch of different sources in those topics.  Not bad...nice to be able to flick back and forth between the FB feed and the "news" feed quickly - also nice to have the FB features so tightly integrated into each news story (Like, etc).

Anyone else using this?  Thoughts?

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  Reply # 981049 5-Feb-2014 22:44 Send private message

Yep also downloaded last night and have been using today. You don't even need a US account, just [temporarily] change your location to USA in your itunes account. This will delete any saved credit cards or other methods of payment. You just select None as payment method. Then you can download free apps from US store.

Yes, Paper app is very cool, much more modern UI than the tired old mobile website equivalent of the normal app.
I like it a lot!

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  Reply # 981078 6-Feb-2014 04:43 Send private message

I've also had it since Tuesday thanks to a US iTunes account and I have to say I really like the new design. It feels very uncluttered and there are no unnecessary navigational buttons since most of the interface is gesture based. I really like the photo tilt feature where you tilt the phone to pan around a photo that doesn't fit the screen. Also the animations such as the 'newspaper opening' is a favourite.

If I did have a quibble, it would be that it wouldn't save your place in the app if you were browsing a webpage, say an article that was curated. As soon as you return to the app it brings you back to the Facebook page. 

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