Circa News Update Brings Ability to Customize Front Page

Circa, a small Canadian startup that offers short news stories optimized for mobile with several key points via an iOS app, has today updated its app to allow for a more customized experience.


In addition to the Apple Watch support–which debuted back in late April–Circa has also introduced a new design for the iOS app’s Front Page in order to improve readability. Users can now also choose whether they want the Front Page to include large pictures or small thumbnails. A number of bugs has also been fixed in today’s update.

Here’s what’s new in Circa for iOS v3.1.2:


  • Introducing support for Apple Watch! Now you can see featured stories at a glance, stay caught up with your Daily Brief & Updates, and more all from the tiny computer your wrist.
  • A new and improved design for the Front Page – we’ve gotten a lot of feedback about our design since we launched Circa News 3, so we’re unveiling a new look intended to greatly improve readability. Now you can also choose whether your want your Front Page to include large pictures or small thumbnails.
  • Also based on your feedback, we’ve brought back browsing stories by section. We’re also keeping the ability to customize which sections feed into your Front Page, so now you can have your news and read it too!

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where the app keeps taking up more space than it should: it should now stay below 100MB.
  • Fixed an error when opening a story from web into the app.

You can grab the free update at the following link:

Download Circa News for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple Watch [Direct Link]