AP Timeline Reader Is the Result of Experiments with HTML5, Internet Explorer 9

APLogo.jpgThe Associated Press experimented with HTML5 and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 and came up with Timeline Reader, which allows it to offer news stories in a chronological, timeline format.

AP said Timeline Reader uses the new browser’s ability to cache content to save users’ settings, as well as allowing them to create a custom story queue, adding that the experiment will run for about six months.

AP general manager of global product development Jeffrey Litvack said:

We are always looking for ways to improve the way users find and engage with news. This project combined a number of new tools and opportunities to push that experience further.

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