NPR And USA Today Join News Apps In The iPhone App Store


imageNPR Mobile and USA Today are the latest news organizations to add individual applications to the iPhone App store. The free NPR Mobile app allows you to browse and stream NPR programs, plus it includes an NPR station finder along with descriptions of each local spot, reports Gizmodo. The iPhone app looks like it was released on Dec. 11, but the app’s developer wrote on the he NPR Mobile blog that it came out today. The app was rejected at first until the developer added an error message when no network connectivity is present.

USA Today also said its free application is available, which provides headlines for categories such as News, Money, Sports, Life, Tech and Travel. Articles can be shared via email, text message or Twitter, and saved for later reading. Other mobile-specific features include Snapshots, which allow readers to vote on polls; the weather section includes radars and forecasts using GPS; and photos flipping through the day’s images from news, sports, celebrities, science, travel and weather. More here.

The two companies join many newspapers and other news outlets in the App store, including The New York Times (NYSE: NYT), BBC, Fox News, and a series of news sites built by Verve Wireless, including AP Mobile News Network, The New York Times Company

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