Bugs‌ ‌found‌ ‌in‌ News Break App for iOS: ‌QAwerk‌ ‌Bug‌ ‌Crawl‌

News Break

4.7

News Break is an app that aggregates current events and live updates about occurrences within your locale. The app focuses on bringing local communities together by tailoring news content to specific demographics.

With the News Break app for iOS, you can curate your daily updates on traffic, weather, and upcoming events. You can also stream news from local channels on your device. If you want to extend the coverage, you can also connect to national news channels.

The News Break app allows you to personalize your feed and filter out the news you consume. The application also provides local recommendations and shopping deals.

A flawless news app with customization possibilities is essential in the current political climate. As a result, we decided to test the News Break app for bugs. Read our detailed report to find out more.

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Portuguese is missing in the language selection menu within the ‘Settings’ tab

Severity:

Minor

Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Launch the app.
  2. Tap the ‘Me’ icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the ‘Settings’ icon at the upper-right corner of the screen.
  4. Tap the ‘Language’ option.
  5. Pay attention to the next result.
Environment:

iPhone 5, iOS 10.3.4

Actual Result:

Portuguese is missing in the language selection menu within the ‘Settings’ tab.

Expected Result:

Portuguese is present in the language selection menu within the ‘Settings’ tab.

Portuguese is missing in the language selection menu within the ‘Settings’ tab

The "12.4M reading about this" label regarding the “Personal Finance” topic isn't fully shown and overlaps with the ‘Plus’ icon

Severity:

Trivial

Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Launch the app.
  2. Once the homepage is fully loaded, tap the ‘Hamburger’ menu in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to the next visible topic “Personal Finance”.
  4. Pay attention to the next result.
Environment:

iPhone 5, iOS 10.3.4

Actual Result:

The “12.4M reading about this” label regarding the “Personal Finance” topic isn’t fully shown and overlaps with the “Plus” icon.

Expected Result:

The “12.4M reading about this” label regarding the “Personal Finance” topic is fully shown and doesn’t overlap with the “Plus” icon.

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The text "'For you' will show more news from this city" within the "Set as Default City" option overflows beyond the section

Severity:

Trivial

Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Launch the app.
  2. In the header section, tap the ‘Local’ tab.
  3. Tap the “Select Your City” option.
  4. Enter a random city in the USA, e.g., Texas.
  5. Once “Texas City, TX” appears, tap “Other actions” (three dots).
  6. Take a look at the next result.
Environment:

iPhone 5, iOS 10.3.4

Actual Result:

The text “‘For you’ will show more news from this city” within the “Set as Default City” option overflows beyond the section after the user taps the “Other actions” icon.

Expected Result:

The text “‘For you’ will show more news from this city” within the “Set as Default City” option doesn’t overflow beyond the section after the user taps the “Other actions” icon.

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The "All rights reserved" text isn't fully shown in the ‘About’ section of the app

Severity:

Trivial

Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Launch the app.
  2. Tap the ‘Me’ icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the ‘Settings’ icon at the upper-right corner of the screen.
  4. Tap the ‘Language’ option.
  5. Pay attention to the next result.
Environment:

iPhone 5, iOS 10.3.4

Actual Result:

The “All rights reserved” text isn’t fully shown in the ‘About’ section of the app.

Expected Result:

The “All rights reserved” text is fully shown in the ‘About’ section of the app.

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The letter "T" within the ‘Entertainment’ category moves to the next line during the "Personalize your news" step

Severity:

Trivial

Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Launch the app.
  2. Wait until the app requests access to your location and tap the “Don’t Allow” option.
  3. In the next step, you will see “News Break would like to send notifications” > Tap the “Allow” option.
  4. Once the “Choose Your City” screen appears, tap the “Not now” text at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap “Skip” on the sign-in options selection screen.
  6. Once “Personalize your news” appears, scroll down to the “Entertainment” category.
  7. Pay attention to the next result.
Environment:

iPhone 5, iOS 10.3.4

Actual Result:

The letter “T” within the ‘Entertainment’ category moves to the next line during the “Personalize your news” step.

Expected Result:

The word “Entertainment” is fully shown in one line during the “Personalize your news” step.

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Local news updates can bring you closer to your community, and we need that now more than ever. Health scares and shutdowns are leaving us separated, and social connection is key during these turbulent times. An app like News Break is just what we need right now for local headlines, breaking news, and relevant stories. Unfortunately, the application has several UI deficiencies and missing language options. Nevertheless, the app’s main features work pretty fine.
Valentyn, QA engineer

Valentyn, QA engineer

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