ReliefWeb is pleased to announce that our content is now available on Google Newsstand mobile app and website, Google’s news reader app for Android phones and tablets featuring newspapers, magazines, blogs and other sites.
ReliefWeb aims to make humanitarian updates readily available in various channels for the widest dissemination to our audience, be it via reliefweb.int, mobile apps or on third-party platforms.
We launched the Google Newsstand service in late August 2017 - during September, more than 13,500 users accessed the service. The most-read news covered the earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, with more than 2,600 users on 18 September alone.Read more
We have released a new version of the RW Crises app, which has seen more than 3,500 downloads since its launch in October 2016. The Crises app features key figures, access to latest updates, real-time funding status, as well as an overview for each humanitarian crisis.
The powered-up version is faster and offers four significant improvements from the previous version:
After only four months, ReliefWeb mobile apps have been downloaded more than 12,000 times!
We began developing mobile apps in mid-2016 to make information more accessible to our users and meet the ever-growing mobile demand for our content.
In October 2016, we launched four distinctive mobile apps:Read more
ReliefWeb received, on average, about 1.3 million visits a month in 2016. Our users visit the site to search for the latest crisis information, job announcements and opportunities to brush up their skills and knowledge. They access the site from the field and headquarters, using various devices.
As an operator of a major humanitarian information platform, we have been improving our Google Analytics data gathering in order to improve our services based on user behaviors. The continuous improvements to our API in the past years have made it easier to analyze what’s in our content repository with information dating back to 1996, which we made available to users via Content Trends alpha in 2014.Read more
ReliefWeb’s Product Development team had a busy summer working on its first mobile apps. We wanted to share these useful new products with our users, marking the occasion of 20 years of our humanitarian information service.
Our apps will bring you ReliefWeb's content right to your fingertips, based around particular information needs of each app user. For example, the Headlines app gives you the latest content that is hand-picked by the editors and/or filtered according to your preference. Meanwhile, the Crises app saves you valuable time by providing you with a comprehensive overview of various crises on one handy screen.
In the first iteration, the apps are compatible with Android Kitkat (4.4) and iOS 9 and above.Read more