Boston.com’s The Big Picture Blog Now an iPhone/iPad App

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By: E&P Staff

The Big Picture, Boston.com’s popular blog, is now available as an iPad and iPhone app. The photo blog presents news stories solely through large-format, high-quality photographs gathered from news services worldwide.

The Big Picture’s wide range of coverage recently has included Iceland’s volcano eruption, the war in Afghanistan, and the World Cup. It also presents photography of more timeless subjects, such as astronomy.

New photo essays are posted each Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.

The blog won two Webby Awards last year for Best Use of Photography, both juried and people’s voice. It has also been nominated for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Web Awards and Editor & Publisher‘s Eppy Awards.

“Far and away, The Big Picture is our most popular blog, with a worldwide following,” Robert Kempf, vice president of digital for Boston.com, said in a statement. “It’s able to tell a story that is moving and meaningful, through a medium that needs no translation.”

“The Big Picture from Boston.com” app is $2.99 and includes versions optimized for the iPad and iPhone. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-big-picture-from-boston/id370709214?mt=8

The Boston.com portal is owned by The New York Times Co.

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