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Bo Hee Kim, a UC Berkeley graduate student plans to build a more user- and geo-friendly mobile news site for the journalism school's three hyperlocal sites that she hopes will ultimately be used by other local sites.

Mobile App Built for Richmond Confidential

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

NMWE award winner and UC-Berkeley grad student Bo Hee Kim hired a developer to create a WordPress plugin that would work well with CalPress, the content management system used for the university's three hyperlocal news sites.

However, she reports, she changed her goals along the way.  She expected weather and traffic to be key information needs for the readers of Richmond Confidential, her pilot site.  But it turns out most of the site's readers don't visit the site daily, so they'd be likely to get this information elsewhere.

Instead, she focused on what would be more relevant to the site's readers. She settled on a mobile app that would offer readers an aesthetically pleasing way to see the three to five new stories a day the site produces.

"My favorite part of the news-reading portion" of her platform is the ability to resize text so when you spread your fingers on the paragraph of an article, the font will increase while the texts remains within the frame of the cell phone.

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   • Posted by Bo Hee Kim on 08/01 at 01:25 PM

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