CNN today announced its CNN App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The CNN App is designed to provide users with an immersive and visual news experience that takes full advantage of iPad’s expansive real estate and Multi Touch interface.
Simultaneous to this launch, the CNN App for iPhone and iPod touch will be available for free, and a major update to the International version will add live breaking news video.The CNN App for iPad provides users with three viewing options: Broadsheet, List View and Slide Show.
Its Broadsheet, the default view, presents up to 350 of the latest news stories in a grid-format featuring powerful imagery and headlines. Users can dive more deeply into a topic by selecting from any of the headlines or from a variety of topics.
In addition, users can access the “Featured” section, which houses editorially-curated stories representing a cross-section of CNN’s most enterprising reporting. Finally, Broadsheet’s “Video” section includes a premium collection of on-demand video clips from CNN’s television networks and CNN.com.
While List View features a running list of headlines by topic and by category. The Slide Show allows users to scroll or swipe through a visual presentation of the day’s top headlines.
Finally, to keep news fresh, the app will be updated in real-time as important stories break, and users will be notified of breaking news headlines via Push Notification.
The CNN App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at http://itunes.com/apps/CNNAppforiPad. For more information about the CNN Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, go to www.cnn.com/mobile.