A recent poll from the Pew Research Center found 33% of smartphone owners now read news on their cellphones -- a number that's bound to rise as more people adopt smartphones and more news orgs develop specialized apps to meet the need.
Which one is better? It depends. WWL's is easier to navigate and seems more intuitive; Fox 8's is a bit more stylish and customizable, and the font size and layout of the stories are definitely easier on the eyes. What may break the tie is WWL's video offerings -- you can watch selected stories or a weather forecast on the go over a basic Internet connection; Fox 8's app doesn't have that function.
The good news is: both apps are pretty good for keeping up with New Orleans news, and they're both free from the iTunes Music Store. Why not try them both? Here's a couple of screenshots for comparison, with more below the jump: