We can't say we were appsolutely surprised, but on the very first day of its launch, The New Paper app quickly became the most downloaded free news app of the day in Singapore.
And it's getting a big, positive tick from readers too.
Many enjoyed the app's vibrant yet simple interface, and of course, the freebies, especially the two-week free access to premium content, starting yesterday.
Readers also said they enjoy the app's points system, which rewards each comment or tip-off with points that can be used to redeem Manhattan Fish Market, NTUC FairPrice and Burger King vouchers.
But it's not all news and serious stuff - there's fun and games too, like the selfie option which lets readers put their mug shots into pre-designed page templates, including The New Paper page one cover!
With so much to offer, including videos that accompany our exclusive stories, it's no wonder The New Paper app was among the top most downloaded apps of the day. 4.4 OUT OF 5
It was rated at 4.4 stars out of 5 on the Google Play Store. Comments on the app include one from reader Shawn Foo saying: "Finally, it's here TNP, waited for it the longest time, wanted to find an app which has the news, and is free, love ya guys."
Delighted with the app's success, The New Paper's Deputy Editor S. Murali said: "It's great to see us get to No 1 position for free news applications so quickly after our official launch.
"We are getting some good feedback on the app and we hope that users like the interactive elements we have built into it. Already, I can see people using, sharing and commenting on stories, earning points that they can use to redeem rewards. And we hope to keep these digital citizens coming back with our vibrant content."