AP Launches Two New ‘Super Apps’ for BlackBerry Smart Phones

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By: E&P Staff

The Associated Press on Tuesday released two new mobile “Super Apps” for BlackBerry smart phones – AP Móvil América Latina, which delivers global news in multiple languages around the world, and a new version of AP Mobile, world edition.

Both apps are available for free on BlackBerry App World.

The AP Móvil América Latina and AP Mobile world edition “Super Apps” leverage the BlackBerry Push Service to keep users informed of breaking news. The app runs in the background unless the user exits it, and while in the background, content is updated three times a day at 6 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. 
The AP Mobile world edition app for the BlackBerry allows users to set their locations to receive news and weather specific to their regions in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. AP Móvil América Latina delivers news to 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean; upon choosing their region, users are delivered news, weather and other information in Spanish or Portuguese relating to their chosen location.
Users can share news articles from both apps via e-mail or text, or post to social networking sites.
Of the AP Mobile-launched applications for BlackBerry smartphones in 2008, the news app has remained one of the most popular on BlackBerry App World. Since then, AP has launched AP Mobile en Español, the Spanish-language version of AP Mobile, and the AP 2010 World Cup Coverage app.

In addition, AP has launched Canadian Press mobile apps in French and English with The Canadian Press.

* Editor’s Note: The AP’s press release on the two new apps was posted erroneously by E&P on Tuesday as an AP story.


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