Washington Post Expands Flagship App for iPad

washingtonpostThe Washington Post has released a major update for its iPad app today, creating a new dynamic news reading experience that features the best of everything from The Post’s well known website.

In the updated version of the iPad app, readers will now be able to access news, blogs, and multimedia content that is updated throughout the day, along with a replica of the print newspaper that includes a 14-day archive and more than 40 different comic strips.

With the redesign, photos and videos in the app are featured more prominently, and the included print edition is a fantastic addition. With the tap of a button you can get a fresh edition final print version of the newspaper every single morning.

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“The new Washington Post App for iPad provides a superior news experience that showcases our in-depth journalism and award-winning photos and video in a sleek new format. The added features will appeal to every type of reader, whether they favor the style of a newspaper, prefer to pick and choose, follow social media or anything in between,” said Martin Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post.

The print edition, which can be browsed through simple swiping, is an exact replica of what traditional newspaper readers get each day, including the same articles and comic strips. It even includes The Washington Post Sunday Magazine.

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App users will also find “The Forum,” which is a tool that is designed to allow readers to find and organize custom conversations on Twitter, providing specialized content on politics and D.C. area news that includes tweets from politicians, journalists, pundits, athletes, sports figures, and local media.

The redesigned app also offers quick access to popular blogs like The Fix, Wonkblog, and The Capital Weather Gang, along with photo galleries, sports scores, and offline reading capabilities.

You can get The Washington Post app from the App Store for free.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gretta.nelson.12 Gretta Nelson

    Somebody sold you an acre of prime real estate south of Florida if you think the WaPo has done a good thing for you. Pay wall notwithstanding, the new app features things like: less news. And then they did something really stupid by sticking your copy in apples worthless ‘newstand’. In my ‘news folder’ there are- standing side by side- Slate, Salon, The Hill, Politico, WSJ, BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC AP Mobile, RCP, USA, and Bloomburg. That is where the WaPo used to be… All things must pass, don’t ya think…