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'CNN Mobile' Appears in App Store

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by macfan881, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68020

    this is a excerpt from Downloadsquad.com

    The most compelling feature, from by brieding and screen shots -- I wasn't allowed early access to the app itself -- is what Gump called, "Coverflow for news." A feature which lets users swipe through pictures and bullet points, looking for points of interest in the days popular headlines.

    Positioned as a premium app, you'll have to fork over $1.99 for the goods, and tolerate just a wee bit of advertising mixed with your content. From what was relayed to me -- and I pressed -- none of the advertising sounds particularly intrusive, with a total lack of preroll video advertising, and sponsor adds appearing inline with, but visually separated from, the textual content.

    Also on tap, breaking news alerts for interests you've defined, the ability to store news for later (airplane mode) and of course, social sharing on Facebook, Twitter and via email. And, when you get sick of reading the news, you can make the news -- via iReport -- with mobile uploads of video and images. "People in the field really do have access to the most compelling content, whether that be photo or video", which will be vetted as the current web version of iReport is, both by user filtering and "a small percentage" by human editors at CNN for airing on the network, or publishing on the main CNN site.

    from what im seeing it looks very good im downloading the App as we speak

    heres the full linkhttp://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/09/28/cnn-makes-bigger-mobile-push-with-new-iphone-app/
  2. macrumors 68000

    Kind of funny. In the Tweetie 2.0 thread I supported atebits on the right to charge an upgrade price but I'm a little concerned about this. They're charging for the app and it will have advertising? It had better be one heck of an app and the push notifications would have to be significantly better than AP's (though I'm not sure that I would care).
  3. macrumors 68020

    the ads are not bad at all i hardley notice them so far im playing around with the app right now and its pretty amazing so far Video Qauilty is excelent on wifi ill post some pics up in a few
  4. macrumors 6502a

    I agree. Video quality is very good. I'm hoping this app really offers live video streaming, at least during breaking news and not requiring wifi.
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  6. macrumors 68000

    I just bought the app and it is pretty slick and it is right up there with NPR and the NY Times app. The ads are not nearly as intrusive. They're embedded within the page and not constantly there like the NYT (but then it is free). The iReport feature is slick as well as Coverflow. I'm curious as to how it will handle push notifications.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Here are some pics as now I think this will be my Main news app and I cant wait to see how this turns out to be.
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    I like the coverflow view. I may..
  10. macrumors regular

    If it's got live content then I will
  11. macrumors 68040


    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Save your money. Slow, ad-supported (!) garbage, IMO.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Slow? What device are you using? It's extremely smooth on my 3GS.
  13. macrumors 68040


    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    3GS here, too. What I mean is that it takes FOREVER for the data to load, even on a 7.2Mbps 3G network. Also, what's with the ads?! The ads in this app are FAR more intrusive than those in AP Mobile News, and that app is FREE! What the heck are we paying for?
  14. macrumors 6502

    thanks... this app seems nice. i don't watch cnn often but i purchased the app in hopes it will show the other news orgs what they need to do!
  15. macrumors 6502a


    CNN Money app is available here in Japan, the CNN mobile site isn't available to us in Japan, so I'm hoping the CNN app will be available in the Japan iTunes store. A link to the app?
  16. macrumors 68000


    Very nice. :]
  17. macrumors 68020


    Wow there's adds on it? Great! :rolleyes:
  18. macrumors newbie

    Too bad it's CNN news.:rolleyes: Maybe Obama will buy it for you. :D
  19. macrumors 68000

    I'm not seeing it in a search. Anybody got a direct link?
  20. macrumors member

    Just bought the app. Its Great!!! Well worth 2 bucks. The data loads very fast on my 3g phone so i dunno what 3GS owners are talking about. Yes the application is ad supported but they are NOT intrusive at all.

    This is the best news application available.
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  22. macrumors 68020


    Can someone post a screenshot where there are ads on it?
    I want to see how non-intrusive it is (if it really is), thanks in advance.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    I wish Fox News had an app like this....I'd be glad to pay $2.99 for an ad free version.
  24. macrumors 68000

    LOL! Anyway apparently part of the push notification feature is it's supposed to alert you during important live press conferences (and the like) so you can watch the live CNN feed from the app.
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    Are just those in North America getting this, like the CNN mobile site? The Japan iTunes store says it can't complete my request when I go through that link.

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