How Should We Update Our News Apps? →

Colombia’s El Tiempo updates its iPad app with two “editions” each day, one morning, one night.

Writes Mario Gargia:

Indeed, a much debated topic in news app development is the frequency with which they must be updated.  I have stated my position on the topic earlier: the app is a medium for relaxation and not for constant beeps and updates.  However, I understand this is an issue that has two strong sides for debate.

In the case of El Tiempo, and as I was involved with the early stages of creation for the app, I proposed the idea of editioning, nothing new if you are a journalist of a certain age and remember when US newspapers had morning and evening editions, and sometimes even three a day.

What do you think? Should the app edition update continuously, RSS style, or as a delivered bundle of new stories?