As the cable news network detailed earlier this month, the app includes iReport capture and upload functionality, live and on-demand video, and CNN Radio updates. The main screen can be viewed in Broadsheet mode, which presents up to 350 stories, along with images and headlines, as well as direct access to the other components mentioned above.
Users can comment alongside content on the screen and share text stories and images via email, Facebook, and Twitter, and they can also flip through story headlines and images directly on their home screens by accessing the app’s layered image widget.
CNN vice president of mobile Louis Gump said:
Wherever consumers are, we want to present them with CNN’s original, enterprise reporting, as well as the ability to interact with and participate in the news — and in an application that is complementary but unique to CNN’s other platforms. The CNN App will expose tablet users to the best submissions from our hundreds of thousands of iReporters across the globe, as well as enabling them to submit their own iReports and participate along with us.