AP Mobile News Proves Quite Popular


This past week the Associated Press announced that their Mobile News Network received some 16 million page views for the month of August. How does this relate to Apple? 95% of those 16 million page views originated from iPhone and iPod touch users via Mobile Safari and the AP Mobile News Network iPhone/iPod touch app.

The Mobile News Network initially launched on May 5 which was (and currently still is) accessible via apnews.com/mobile and then on July 10 they launched their free iPhone/iPod touch app. Currently their application is the 2nd most popular news reader, behind NYTimes, and is the highest rated news reader.

Here are a few interesting usage statistics:

  • Heavy usage starts at around 7 a.m. and grows steadily until around 10 p.m.
  • Weekends tend to see the highest traffic
  • The average users views 37 pages per month

Currently the Mobile News Network can only be accessed via apnews.com/mobile or the iPhone/iPod touch app, but there is a Blackberry application in the works.

What is your favorite method for feeding your news addiction?



Great app.
But don’t foget the usefulness of the Digg app as well! (I think it’s been renamed to Shovel due to naming rights issues)


In the following order –

1. AP news app
2. Google Reader mobile website for my own RSS feeds

I recently downloaded NYTimes to my iPhone and hope to replace the AP news app with it. NYTimes is a complete newspaper as opposed to a AP news app which only reports news facts


AP Mobile News is a pretty good app; I use it instead of the NYTimes app (I’ve tried both). I get news via AP and my NetNewsWire.

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