A Fixed‑fee Mobile App Service for Publishers

Get a beautiful, custom, full-featured mobile news app for iOS and Android in 8 weeks for a fraction of the cost to build natively
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Readers are on mobile. Are you?

Readers favor consuming news content on mobile compared to desktop (Pew)
Mobile users clearly prefer an app experience. App usage continues to increase steadily and accounts for the vast majority of time spent on mobile devices (eMarketer)
Desktop digital advertising revenue for news publishers is flat while mobile advertising revenue is growing (Pew)

Publishers want…

To reach readers on iOS & Android
Great reading experiences & content discoverability
Robust monetization & ad integration options
Simple authentication to enable user profiles and subscriptions
Beautiful, on-brand design 

Publishers don’t want…

Multiple development teams
Two mobile apps with two codebases 
Twice the upfront cost… 
…and more than twice the maintenance costs

Get a beautiful, custom, full‑featured news app on iOS and Android in 8 weeks.


Go fast

with over 2 months worth of development work provided on day one.

Be cross‑platform at launch

with a single, high-performance Flutter codebase for iOS and Android

Deliver a great experience

with out-of-the box content feeds and article templates customized to meet your brand and editorial needs, pre-configured for accessibility and internationalization

Monetize your content at launch

with Google Ads or AdMob integrations, configurable ad placements, and multiple subscription and paywalling options

Deepen reader engagement

with customizable notifications and hooks for newsletter signups

Understand your users

with authentication and app tracking

Own your code

manage a single codebase, not subject to a SaaS provider’s roadmap; start with built-in features, add new, custom features when it’s right for your business

Be ready to scale

backed by Google technology and VGV best practices

The Very Good News service includes:

Customizing Look & Feel

Our design team will partner with you to make sure your app champions your brand.

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Core brand attributes: 
    - Color palette
    - Typography
    - App icons
  • Content display blocks
  • HTML inline styling
  • Splash screen
  • Buttons & Standard UI Controls1

Integrating Your Data & Services

Based on your well-documented APIs and conforming backend systems, we will build your app with 100% test coverage, leveraging best-in-class systems:

  • Firebase
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Ads or AdMob
  • FCM or OneSignal
  • Cloud Run
  • User authentication via Apple/Google/Email/ Facebook/Twitter2

Configuring Monetization

With users engrossed with your content, you’re ready to monetize:

  • Choice of ad networks (Google Ads, or AdMob) 3
  • Or push readers to subscribe via article limit paywalls and premium content

We can connect and configure your app with existing ad accounts and/or subscription management system so it’s ready at launch.

1 Enhanced design services, such as custom JSON blocks, available with a custom quote.
2 Additional fees if you want to use CodeMagic, Circle, Cognito, FaceID, Fingerprint, custom push notifications, etc.
3 Additional fees to turn off ads or or use a different ad network.

Let your content shine with rich, flexible article templates.


Promote your top content with customizable feeds & search 

Choose advertising options that fit your needs


Add new revenue drivers proven by the Google News Initiative 

Drive engagement with GNI-recommended features


No ramp up time,
No corners cut

Our familiarity with the Flutter News Toolkit (VGV partnered with Google to develop it) means your app will be built as efficiently and to the highest standards possible
Position your development team for optimal efficiency through knowledge sharing and code sharing between the Flutter app and your backend
Your app will be built to last and you can lean on our experts for ongoing maintenance if desired