By: E&P Staff
The Associated Press announced that its Mobile News Network native application for iPhone and iPod touch are now available as a free download from the Apple App Store or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
Based on the award-winning Web application, the native application is a multimedia portal powered by The Associated Press and targeted at iPhone and iPod touch users. The release of the client application is the next step by AP and its member news organizations toward providing a single mobile access point for all news.
The MNN iPhone application offers various new features and functions, integrating with the advanced capabilities of the iPhone to enhance the user experience of reading news on the go. It automatically detects location, allows readers to browse full stories while outside network reception, and provides navigation customization. The application also allows viewers to save stories of interest and flip through photos and videos without delay. MNN’s Send Report feature allows users to report first-hand accounts and send photos directly to the AP.
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 for consumers on the go.