The Onion

The Onion
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1 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • Windows Phone 7

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • push notification service
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! Live Tile Enabled !
CAUTION: This app has been known to distract you from just about anything. Don't use while driving.

Wait, what? It's not real news? If you're a fan of The Onion, get your daily fix of breaking news, video, radio-news and more in this streamlined app - with the most current headline of your choice delivered via Live Tile. Did you LOL at the article about the area cat that sued over being sent to the doghouse? Save it for later, post it on facebook, or email it to a friend quickly and easily.

try it. it's free. you know you want it.
the onion app for wp7
so. many. layers.

20 Jan - v2.2
* All versions are now just called "The Onion" in your app list.  It's nicer.
* better pan/zoom of images in news article page (still beta)
* ability to configure background image (more images coming - send us your suggestions)
* various feeds now working again, including in-app video!

22 Nov - v2.1
* added clock on main panorama so you know what time it is
* fixed crash when tapping "What's New?"
* can now pan/zoom image on news article page (beta)

16 Nov - v2.0
* updated for Mango (Windows Phone 7.5)
* now supports Fast Application Switching
* correctly shows apostrophe's that used to look garbled
* article images post correctly on facebook in more cases now

7 aug - v1.19
* tiles on the 'more' hub now respond to taps (they animate)
* poll results page now sizes and scrolls correctly

7 july - v1.18
* fixed a bug where, if you turned off some panorama panels, refreshing data wouldn't always work (i.e. you wouldn't see new videos, radio, etc.)
* added twitter support for sharing news articles

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  • by Carl 6/20/2015
    Great App
  • by Travis 6/20/2015
    Was great. Then stopped working. Now I am sad.
  • by Ryan 6/18/2015
    I always am looking for a laugh and Onion seems to be the one to deliver the joy. I thank thee. This news service makes it easy to for me to cope with my IBS.
  • by Grady 6/17/2015
    I kinda feel like half the people reviewing this didn't actually try to use the app. Maybe it works on different models of phones, but I can't seem to get stories to load at all. Realm bummer, guys.
  • by Arthur 6/10/2015
    Not currently operational. Needs to be fixed
  • by kevin 6/8/2015
    Funny as heck
  • by Richard 6/8/2015
    Doesn't work right.
  • by JP 6/7/2015
    Always brings a smile and a chuckle.
  • by Michael 6/7/2015
    The Onion
  • by Jim 6/5/2015
    Formatting is not very good, hard to read from app.