ABC News Digital has launched a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app enables iPhone users to get ABC News content wherever they can get service.
The app uses the iPhone’s location-based technology for local news. It also has multimedia capabilities for easy viewing of ABC News stories.
“We’re eager to provide Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users with an application that offers not only the best of ABC News reporting and video, but also local news video from our owned stations across the country,” said David Westin, President, ABC News in a press release.
Click here to download the app.
The press release with more information is after the jump…
ABC NEWS DIGITAL RELEASES APPLICATION FOR iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH
APPLICATION OFFERS TOP NEWS STORIES AND VIDEO
Tapping into one of the most popular Apple innovations ever, ABC News Digital today announced a new application for iPhone and iPod Touch users. The application is a one-stop-shop for top news, text and video reports from ABC News and local video from its owned stations across the nation – including up-to-the-minute weather and video programming from ABC NewsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ broadcast platforms. The ABC News application is now available free of charge in the Apple App Store.
The new ABC News application offers personalized, location-based multimedia news as well as weather, breaking news alerts and civic-controlled emergency alerts in San Francisco. At launch, ABC Owned TV Stations in: New York, NY (WABC-TV); Los Angeles, CA (KABC-TV); Chicago, IL (WLS-TV); Philadelphia, PA (WPVI-TV); San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, CA (KGO-TV); Houston, TX (KTRK-TV); Raleigh-Durham, NC (WTVD-TV); Fresno, CA (KFSN-TV); Flint, MI (WJRT-TV) and Toledo, OH (WTVG-TV) will provide local video content for the application. Local news provided by ABC affiliated stations in additional cities will be announced soon.
“We’re eager to provide Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users with an application that offers not only the best of ABC News reporting and video, but also local news video from our owned stations across the country,” said David Westin, President, ABC News.
The application will include the following features:
Top News – Video Briefs, a ‘Today in Pictures’ slideshow and top news text stories
ABC News broadcast programs – clips from Good Morning America, World News, with Charles Gibson, 20/20, Nightline and This Week with George StephanopoulosÃ¢â‚¬Â
Local News – ABC Owned TV Stations’ video content delivered using location-based technology. Users also have the option to view video from other participating affiliate stations across the nation
Weather – Including current, hourly and daily weather forecasts, radar screens and top national weather news
For additional information about ABC News’ iPhone application and other mobile products, visit ABCNEWS.com.