By: E&P Staff
The Associated Press? Mobile News Network application for the iPhone and iPod touch will be available as a free download from the Apple App Store beginning today.
Based on the award-winning Web application, the native application is a multimedia portal powered by the AP and targeted at iPhone and iPod touch users who want access to a breadth of news from trusted sources. The application integrates with the advanced capabilities of the iPhone and automatically detects location, allows readers to browse full stories while out of network reception, and provides navigation customization.
The application version of the Mobile News Network also allows viewers to save stories of interest and flip through photos and videos without delay. It also boasts a “Send Report” feature that allows users to report first-hand accounts and send photographs directly to AP editors.
“We’re delighted with the Mobile News Network application for iPhone and iPod touch and are really looking forward to making it widely available on the Apple App Store,” said Jane Seagrave, AP’s senior vice president for global product development.
The Mobile News Network is the first product released by Associated Press Digital Cooperative, an initiative aimed at finding new digital outlets for the news and information produced by AP and its members. With more than 200 news publishers in the network covering 16 of the top 20 DMAs, the network provides the widest coverage available of breaking news, sports, entertainment and business developments.