From what I have seen, both in online user reviews, and from data and analytics collected by Castle, the app's users appreciate and like Newsmart. They clearly see its value to them as they try to improve their English skills. The Android version currently averages 4.8 stars out of 5 in user reviews.
According to a review on the Compelling Conversations
website, "Newspapers certainly shape our perception of the world. It behooves ESL teachers to encourage their English language learners to read them. Newsmart serves as a natural step for students wishing to one day read papers like the actual Wall Street Journal, New York Times or Christian Science Monitor in a more natural context without vocabulary assistance".
Castle is understandably proud of the finished Newsmart app. It has taken language learning out of the classroom and placed it in the everyday business world. It has helped people who may have had aspirations to succeed in business, but lacked the practical language skills necessary to read and fully understand a key influential business publication. The language skills gained here will undoubtedly be transferrable to their own day-to-day business dealings. The potential flow-on benefits are tremendous.