The Desert Sun

The Desert Sun

By Gannett

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-08-02
  • Current Version: 6.12.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 180.16 MB
  • Developer: Gannett
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.4 or later.
Score: 4.49315
From 1,170 Ratings


From critically acclaimed storytelling to powerful photography to engaging videos — The Desert Sun app delivers the local news that matters most to your community. APP FEATURES: • Access all of our in-depth journalism, including things to do around town, sports coverage from high school to the pros, and much more. • Enjoy a streamlined, fast-loading experience that makes it easy to view the stories, photos, and videos that matter to you. • Get breaking news, sports scores, and weather alerts with real-time notifications tailored to your interests. • Customize your experience by saving your favorite stories, adjusting text size, using night mode, or reading offline. MORE INFORMATION: • Privacy Policy: • Terms of Service: • Questions or Comments: • Subscriptions are charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and automatically renew each month or year, unless turned off in your iTunes account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription, where applicable. See "Subscription Support" in the app's Settings for more details and customer service contact information.



  • Decent app, but journalism needs improvement

    By BrennanPardee
    The app is intuitive and useful. However, The Desert Sun’s journalist writing style is occasionally grammatically incorrect, and articles that provide updates to oft-covered topics never include a backstory paragraph to help the reader understand context and history. And, the photos and videos placed at the top of each article often have nothing to do with the article’s content; in some cases, it has been seriously misleading and irresponsible. For example, when a restaurant in Palm Springs closed suddenly, the photo was of a completely different restaurant. I have complained to the Desert Sun repeatedly about this and have never received any response.
  • Great local news.

    By SkipTV
    I can’t find these good local stories on the local TV stations.
  • I hate the ads, I’m a subscriber and the online Desert Sun is terrible!

    By fernzhrt
    If I don’t get the newspaper print version, I don’t read it online because there are too too many ads that aren’t relevant for me.
  • Easy read

    By Sharon ODonnell
    I am a snowbird in this area and finding all sorts of activities to connect to in my winter home!

    By SeanZillaSF
    A level below. No world or national news to speak of. Letters To The Editor are not always factual. Strong on high school sports. Too many ads, including... Let's Go Brendon merch (@ 40% Off). I support the local paper as a business owner and someone who believes in having local journalists.
  • Stay up on local news.

    By SoCal K&M
    Desert Star keeps me up to date on local happenings.
  • Love the local news!

    By cathycats4
    Like reading local news.
  • App is way behind

    By jim10s
    Why doesn’t someone clean out the old articles in the listings? After 3 days, it’s old, way too old. And the caps and punctuations are terrible. Many of the headlines are poorly written. All it takes is someone to pay attention. Why is App not updated? Turned on at 7:15 AM and still have Sunday’s stories. How much sleep is needed?
  • Comics

    By Gyllyn
    Where are the comics???
  • The Sun

    By homeredy
    I keep up with all that is happening in the Palm Springs area. Especially the weather.