DAILY NEWS May 28, 2009 8:24 AM - 0 comments

News and Information Services Go Mobile with iPhone App

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A Canadian Press Mobile application, available in English and French, has launched for iPhone and iPod with stories and photos from its network of content providers, including CTVglobemedia, Torstar, Transcontinental, the Winnipeg Free Press and The Associated Press.

Soon users will see the addition of news video, as well as local news and photos from Glacier Media, the most recent partner to join The Canadian Press Mobile.


"Users who want to stay one touch away from accessing the latest news anywhere, anytime will find The Canadian Press Mobile app well worth the $2.99 one-year subscription," said Eric Morrison, President of The Canadian Press. "The app works without an Internet connection and can use the iPhone's GPS to deliver local news based on automatic detection of a user's current location. That's just two of the major advantages over the free mobile sites, http://news4mobile.ca and http://nouvellesmobile.ca, we launched in March."


Users can intuitively view, search and rate the news, as well as quickly flip through photo galleries and save, email or post news to Facebook or Delicious, developers descrube. Designed for users who want the convenience of an all-in-one news app that automatically loads and frequently updates content, it saves users the time of setting up RSS feeds or visiting multiple news sites.


Users can also personalize The Canadian Press Mobile app to only display their topics of interest in order of importance, choosing from Top News, Canada, World, Local, Business, Sports, Hockey, Showbiz, Technology, Science, Travel and Wacky. Content from more than 20 communities comes from a growing list of quality sources, including:


- The Canadian Press, exclusive distributor of AP's global news in Canada and the Host National News Agency for the 2010 Winter Games, with 250 journalists in 14 bureaus across the country.


- The Globe and Mail, Canada's No.1 national newspaper.


- CTV, Canada's No.1 television network with coverage from British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.


- The Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper.


- Transcontinental Media, Atlantic Canada's leading community newspaper publisher with coverage from Nova Scotia's Amherst Daily News, Cape Breton Post, Truro Daily News and The News (New Glasgow); Prince Edward Island's Journal Pioneer (Summerside) and The Guardian (Charlottetown); Saskatchewan's Moose Jaw-Times Herald and Prince Albert Herald; Newfoundland's The Telegram (St. John's) and The Western Star (Corner Brook).


- The Winnipeg Free Press, the oldest newspaper in Western Canada.


"We've been eager to optimize our news content for the iPhone since we launched it for BlackBerry smartphones last month on BlackBerry App World," said Mark Sikstrom, Executive Producer for CTV News Syndication and CTV.ca. "Now that users of the two most popular smartphones in Canada can access The Canadian Press Mobile, we're looking forward to extending our mobile reach by giving users an unparalleled news experience with one touch."



The Canadian Press is Canada's most trusted news source and leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, mobile and emerging platforms. More than 250 journalists deliver news stories, photos, graphics, audio and online video, plus news coverage from The Associated Press, to daily newspapers, radio and TV stations and websites. Members and clients depend on The Canadian Press for reliable, accurate and fast coverage. For 90 years, its journalists have reported news round the clock, from coast to coast and around the world, in English and French. www.thecanadianpress.com


About The Associated Press


The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Developed by The Associated Press, AP Mobile is an award-winning multimedia news portal providing anytime access to international, national and local news content from AP and more than 1,000 AP members and other trusted sources. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. www.ap.org










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