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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Got a new iPhone? Business Insider says “better than ever” AP Mobile should be among first apps you download.

AP Mobile version 6.2 for iOS is now available!  Now with iOS 7.0 support.  Download it from iTunes.

We received a great mention from Business Insider listing AP Mobile as the first news app that you should download.

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-iphone-apps-2013-9

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

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AP Mobile with iOS 7.0 support is now available!

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AP Mobile version 6.2 for iOS is now available on iPhone and iPad as a universal app!  Download it from iTunes.

Key updates include:
– Support for iOS 7 background updates and new look
– Improved video resolution
– Native share functionality – be sure to install your favorite social apps to share content
– UI improvements and bug fixes

Of course we are not finished.  As always, we are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and 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 was selected as an Official Honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards!

AP Mobile was selected in both the handheld and tablet and other device categories for News. http://winners.webbyawards.com/2013/mobile-apps/handheld-devices/news/honorees
http://winners.webbyawards.com/2013/mobile-apps/tablet-and-all-other-devices/news/honorees

Next year we hope to take the top honor, so we’ll be working hard to improve the app. As always we appreciate your feedback (apmobile@ap.org).
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