Developer Submission: LeadStory Is A Beautiful, Minimal, and Free Newsreader for Windows Phone

300LeadStory is a powerful, yet minimal newsreader for Windows Phone. Powered by Google News, a fast and powerful news platform, LeadStory delivers exciting, relevant content from your favorite local, national, and international publishers to your mobile phone.

The front page of LeadStory contains, by default, 8 sections – such as Sports, Local, and World news – which can be accessed quickly by swiping or using the section switcher. Each section, designed to load in under two seconds on 4G, provides exciting content relevant to your interests.

Leadstory’s personalization features provide an advanced level of customization to the user. Custom Sections is an easy way to quickly access news about your favorite topics. When you enter a query in Search, you can save that topic as a section in your news feed, allowing you to return to it at a later time using the ‘Sections’ browser or by swiping through. Additionally, LeadStory is built with advanced local news support, so when you enter your desired location at startup, you will receive news from top local publishers or articles from your local news channel’s website. Lastly, any article can be saved to favorites and accessed later.


Here are some highlights from LeadStory’s feature list:

• Basic live tile providing the user with up-to-date information about the latest top story.

• Advanced web viewer for articles, free of disruptions and invasive advertising

• Innovative content recommendation, discovery and search system

• “News for You” personalized recommendations


LeadStory is available for a free download in the Windows Phone Store here or using the QR code on the right. It is currently only available for Windows Phone 8.1/10, but a desktop version is on the way. The app is ad-supported, but any ads can be removed for the session by tapping an ad or permanently via a 0.99 in-app purchase.

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