CNN has announced the availability of its new CNN App for iPad, which is ready for download via Apple’s App Store.
The news corporation has designed its app to mimic the functionality of its popular website, providing users with an app that takes advantage of the iPad’s large screen, delivering content and features that immerse users with stunning imagery, breaking news reports and on-demand video.
Users will be able to switch between US and International news, both of which deliver live video and breaking news, also offering CNN’s radio service that will broadcast hourly from the US news section. Encouraging its readers to participate in news reports, CNN has enabled a comment feature which runs in a side panel at the side of news content, also adding a function that allows users to share stories, images and videos from the app, via email, Facebook and Twitter.
In an effort to provide a reading style to cater for individual preference, CNN for iPad provides three viewing options: Broadsheet, List View and Slide Show. Broadsheet is set as the default view, listing over 350 of the latest news items in a grid format. Users are then able to drill-down into the content they wish to view.
List View displays a list of headlines organised by topic and category, whereas the Slide Show view gives users the option to scroll through the days top headlines. All views are updated in real-time as news breaks, also notifying users via a Push Notification.
The CNN app free via the App Store and can be downloaded via this link – http://itunes.com/apps/CNNAppforiPad.