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aduteau
Jul 15, 2010, 11:28 AM
The title says it all ...
Many news channels have theirs out for the iPad ... so why CNN doesnt ?
They want us to use their HTML5 web site ?

Just being curious ... :-P



IbisDoc
Jul 15, 2010, 11:37 AM
Why should they make a special iPad app when you can easily browse the entire website on the device itself? You need to access the internet to get the latest news stories regardless. With the iPhone, an app makes sense because of the small screen.

al256
Jul 15, 2010, 12:14 PM
Why should they make a special iPad app when you can easily browse the entire website on the device itself? You need to access the internet to get the latest news stories regardless. With the iPhone, an app makes sense because of the small screen.

Well, the CNN website doesn't send notifications to your iPad nor is Safari the best way to read multiple articles. I agree with the OP there should be an iPad version of their app.

thedarkhorse
Jul 15, 2010, 12:47 PM
there's also less data transmission on an app rather than loading the whole site so it could be useful for 3g users with limited plans.

aohus
Jul 15, 2010, 12:55 PM
create a shortcut on the springboard with CNN url via safari.

voila.

bowlerman625
Jul 15, 2010, 01:12 PM
I'm sure once they are able to unload Larry King's big salary they will have cash to spend on an iPad app!!!!

skubish
Jul 15, 2010, 02:07 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

The iPhone app sucks.
No need for CNN apps.

glitch44
Jul 15, 2010, 05:44 PM
I'm sure an iPad version of the CNN app is in the works. Probably getting coded and tested now.

Julien
Jul 16, 2010, 04:51 AM
A litte OT, but I no longer get push notifications on my CNN iPhone App since I got my 4. Is this a known problem and/or is there a fix?

boston04and07
Jul 20, 2010, 08:49 AM
I love their iPhone app, I check it constantly. I also hope they'll have an iPad version ready soon.

aduteau
Jul 20, 2010, 11:11 AM
I love their iPhone app, I check it constantly. I also hope they'll have an iPad version ready soon.

Yeah me too ... having Cnn live on the ipad with that app would be nice

ViperDesign
Jul 20, 2010, 05:02 PM
I don't see them making an app for their website. Don't they have an iPad friendly website already? Their videos use html 5 and it looks good.

mkrishnan
Jul 25, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Shinigami301
Jul 26, 2010, 07:59 AM
Why bother when you can get the Reuters and BBC apps? CNN is increasingly irrelevant.

Julien
Jul 26, 2010, 08:13 AM
Why bother when you can get the Reuters and BBC apps? CNN is increasingly irrelevant.

The more variety/competition the better. Also "CNN is increasingly irrelevant" is a subjective/opinion statement.;)