Want to stay on top of local news while on the go?
Last week, Patch released a new Android App, making it easier than ever to stay in sync with what’s going on in Novato and other communities. (There are around 900 Patch sites around the country.)
The new app has an intuitive user interface that automatically syncs the mobile device with a user’s favorite Patch. It's fast and chronologically organized, with the freshest news presented at the top of the screen.
Patch users can use existing accounts to login to Patch’s mobile news network. No matter which Patch you created your account with, you can use it to get news from any Patch in the United States. This comes in handy when traveling. You can also login with your Facebook account.
With the Android app, you can find what type of news you want by clicking on the top left corner of the screen. A navigation bar will slide over to the right, revealing sections that contain different types of news and recently visited Patches. If you’re visiting someone in a new town, you can find the local Patch by clicking on “See all Patches.” Search for the Patch by clicking on the magnifying glass icon.
A cool feature is the text size modifier. While you’re looking at an article, click on the“AA” icon in the top part of the screen. That will bring a blue scroll bar to the front of the screen that looks like a volume button. Slide the blue ball on the bar to the left or right to increase or decrease the font size.
Best of all, the bright green P icon is super easy to find in your phone’s menu. You won't lose it, no matter how many games you've downloaded.