AP Mobile wins an EPPY for best mobile app!

Editor & Publisher has just announced the winners of the 2013 Eppy Awards, and AP Mobile was awarded the Best Mobile App with over 1 million unique users!

We couldn’t have done it without the support of our users and all of the great, thoughtful and useful feedback that you provide.  We do look at it so keep it coming!

Don’t worry, we are not resting here.  We will continue to try to improve the app and are working hard on some great new features for 2014.

If you don’t already have it, AP Mobile version 6.21 for iOS is available for download from iTunes.

As always, we are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and we welcome your feedback.  Email us at apmobile@ap.org.

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AP Mobile v6.1 for iOS is now available. Upgrade now!

AP Mobile version 6.1 for iOS is now available!  Download it from iTunes.

Key updates include:
– Supports sharing from multiple Twitter accounts. We will no longer support Evernote sharing, however.
– We added back in the dark/light background option for reading preference
– “+” button added to home screen (under the tiles) for easier app management
– Settings pages improved for managing categories/subs and locales (we have over 1000 local papers and broadcasters contributing content to AP Mobile – you can access them by location)
– Improved accessibility
– Bug fixes

Of course we are not finished and have many other plans for v6.2 and beyond, including support for the upcoming iOS 7.0.  As always, we are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and welcome your feedback (email us at apmobile@ap.org).

AP launches more visual version of AP Mobile on iOS with easier access to local content

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AP Mobile version 6.0 for iOS is now available!  Download it from iTunes.

In our continuing efforts to provide the best user experience we have been working on a significant update to the popular AP Mobile app on iOS. The focus of v6.0, now available in iTunes, is to improve overall usability, with a new visual home screen/navigation pane that gets you to your favorite content faster.

Some key changes include:

– Gesture-based navigation, eliminating the need for tapping back buttons while browsing content. A short swipe takes you between stories, a long swipe from the left edge takes you back to the timeline view or category navigation. Simple and intuitive gets you where you want to be.

– More customization – A more visual, tile-based navigation pane replaces the category list and lets you add, remove and reorder content that you want to keep within easy reach, with fewer clicks. This includes your favorite local content, big stories, and subcategories such as football that you might want to surface via it’s own tile.

– Big Stories – the biggest stories of the day/week/month/year, as selected by our world class editorial staff, are now highlighted in double-wide tiles right in the home screen so you can easily follow their progress. You can simply swipe thru the current big story images in-line in the navigation pane to browse and click to the Big Story of your choice.

– Optimization – we removed the popular burlap background in an attempt to shrink the file size and improve performance, among other improvements. The file is now much smaller than the previous version.

– No more alert history – this was confusing users and stacking up old content. We simplified this to an improved alert experience in the app showing only the current alert, with a different icon alert_with story icon_24x24 showing when the story is written and attached to it.

– Other content – We can now bring to you AP Audio as well as other content.

Of course we are not finished and have many other plans for v6.1 and beyond.  As always, we are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and welcome your feedback (email us at apmobile@ap.org).

AP Mobile v5.5 for iOS now available in iTunes!

Version 5.5 of the AP Mobile iOS app was just released to the iTunes store.

Key updates include the following:

  • Breaking News alerts that link to related stories! As the story becomes available the alert will be linked in the alert history window.
  • Fully localized version for our Spanish readers. (device must be set to Spanish)
  • Works great on iPad Mini and iPhone 5
  • Stability improvements galore!

As always, we are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and welcome your feedback (email us at apmobile@ap.org).

AP Mobile now with Sharable Alerts and iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support

AP Mobile version 5.4 for iOS is now available!  Download it from iTunes.

  • Full support for iOS 6 and the new iPhone 5 screen size
  • Breaking news alert history – one easy place for all AP alerts
  • Share breaking news alerts – be the first to tell your friends about breaking news!
  • Cleaned up share menus
  • Cleaned up locale selection and management
  • Rotation lock – prevent the app from rotating while reading in bed
  • Numerous bug fixes and even more stability improvements

As always, we are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and welcome your feedback (email us at apmobile@ap.org).

Update of AP Mobile for iPhone and iPad now available in iTunes

We’re excited to announce new additions and improvements to our hugely successful AP Mobile for iOS app. Download it now from iTunes.

This latest version 5.2 has the following updates:

  • Facebook Recommend Button – Easily tell your friends what you are reading from the story page
  • Completely redesigned photo gallery
  • Rotation support while in story … You will no longer lose your place while rotating between portrait and landscape views
  • Optimized memory management so that app purges old content from device memory
  • iCircular integration – find deals in your local area (iPhone only)
  • Option to shut off photos for faster browsing in poor coverage areas.
  • Updated category markers so you know which sub category you are in
  • Bug fixes

As always, we are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and welcome your feedback (we can be reached at apmobile@ap.org).

AP Mobile for iOS now with support for iPad retina display!

We are listening!  We have just released an update to the AP Mobile app for iOS that includes several bug fixes and also support for the new retina display for iPad 3. Download it now from iTunes. Here are some of the other improvements:

  • Full support for the new iPad Retina display with hi-res photos!
  • Fixes Twitter share bug
  • Fixes bug that some users noticed with photo loading
  • Various stability improvements
  • Streamlined the list view so that it is less cluttered

There will be additional features and functionality coming soon.

As always, we are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and welcome your feedback (we can be reached at apmobile@ap.org).

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