Mobile News Network for iPhone v1.4 launched


Mobile News Network 1.4 for iPhone Mobile News Network was released today on Apple iTunes. Version 1.4 includes patches that offer both more stability and more content. We recommend that you upgrade to this version as it adds a number of new features and functions requested by users.

At the same time, we have noticed comments in the App Store that some users are having problems installing the application. For those experiencing problems we recommend the following helpful solutions:

  1. If you see the following error message, “Mobile News experienced an error updating. Please restart and try again” we recommend that you restart your iPhone after downloading the application. Manually power down your iPhone and then re-power up.
  2. Alternatively, if the problem continues after trying this fix, manually delete the application from your iPhone and then reinstall it from the App Store.

Please note, that this version of the Mobile News Network was released for iPhone 2.1 and if you are using 2.0 you will need to update your phone to use the application.

One final note, please be aware that the first time you use the application, you will notice a delay while content is refreshed. You won’t experience this delay again — it’s a function of  downloading content for the first time.

UPDATE: In some instances, especially in photo galleries, we have noticed that users have had problems with the application crashing. We’ve been able to replicate the problem here and will have a fix ready shortly. If you continue to have problems, email us at mnnfeedback@ap.org or complete the form below with your email address, device type (iPod Touch/iPhone), the Reference # (available from the Mobile News section in Settings) and a short description of your problem.

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Launching the Mobile News Network for the BlackBerry

Mobile News Network for Blackberry

Mobile News Network for Blackberry

Today we are delighted to launch a new Mobile News Network client application optimized for BlackBerry® smart phones. The Mobile News Network application for BlackBerry is easy to navigate and easy to use. You can read news and browse through photo galleries using the trackball.

The BlackBerry version of the Mobile News Network brings all the content from over a thousand trusted local news organizations in addition to US, World, Sports, Showbiz, Celebrity, Business, and Tech news from the Associated Press. By default the application will refresh every two hours. However, you can change this to be more or less frequent.

If you own a BlackBerry you can download the application directly onto your phone from BlackBerry App World. The application works on all BlackBerry devices that run BlackBerry OS 4.5 or greater.

Mobile News Network on a BlackBerry Bold

Mobile News Network on a BlackBerry Bold

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    Launching the Mobile News Network Blog

    Welcome to our first posting for the Mobile News Network (MNN). The purpose of this site is to provide our users with relevant information about upcoming product enhancements, including new features and product rollouts. In addition, we’ll use this site to share tips for getting the most out of your MNN experience and to answer your questions.

    As our growing base of loyal users know, the Mobile News Network is the unrivaled source of trusted news for your mobile phone, with more than 1,000 local sources of news available to date. MNN was launched on May 5 by a dedicated mobile team at The Associated Press, in conjunction with AP’s membership, and is the first product out of AP’s Digital Cooperative. Since the launch of the Mobile News Network mobile Web site (www.apnews.com) we have developed a downloadable client application for the iPhone and released a beta version for the Blackberry (available from App World). We are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and welcome your feedback (we can be reached at mnnfeedback@ap.org).

    Our first update posting announcing new product features and functions for the iPhone (based on your feedback to date) will be later this week.