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New Trinity Mirror app gives readers three sides of story

A new app which allows readers to see stories from the point of view of up to three rival news sources has been launched by a regional publisher.

Trinity Mirror has announced the creation of its mobile news aggregation app, called ‘Perspecs’, which lets its users see “three sides to a news story”.

Examples include the ability to view neutral, left and right-wing political perspectives of the same story, or a home, away or neutral report on a football result.

The app – available on iOS and Android – uses sources from across the world, from titles such as CNN, GQ and the New York Times. It’s been designed and built in-house by Trinity Mirror’s Product team.


An impression of how the app looks

An impression of how the app looks

Darren Sher, head of product for Trinity Mirror Regionals, Apps & Email, said: “There’s a growing trend of people questioning their news sources.

“The aim with Perspecs is to offer readers the opportunity to make up their own mind about a story rather than relying on a single source of news.

“The app also helps users discover new publications they may not have previously considered reading or known about.”

“Perspecs has been developed in-house from idea to prototype to a beta-launch. Innovation is very much encouraged alongside the day-to-day work we do improving our digital products.”


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