If you’ve scooped it, now you can read it, too. Curation platform Scoop.it has announced a new iPad app called Read.it that fills readers’ streams with topics and experts that are tailored to their interests. Released today, the app matches readers to relevant content using an interest graph compiled from its community of curators on Scoop.it.
Google+ is now accessible in 48 more countries and territories, thanks to an update to its iPad and iPhone app. In broadening its reach, Google plays to its strengths, as Google+ already has a strong international following.
The Wall Street Journal was one of the first major newspapers to develop an iPad app, and for David Ho, the paper’s editor of mobile, tablets and emerging technology, it was the most intense professional challenge that he’s ever took on. But he emerged from the process with new insight on app development, which he shares with Mediabistro in the latest installment of So What Do You Do?
“The best technology is invisible. It doesn’t call attention to itself. It doesn’t get in the way of the experience. It just works… Not everyone agrees with this, but I also think people should have options. One of the reasons people like our app is that there are many ways to navigate and explore the news. There are distinct styles for reading news and a good app allows for that. But my number one rule for mobile and tablets is do not annoy.”
The magazine app for Android tablets has finally come to the iPad. On July 10, NextIssue released its new app with 39 titles including Bon Appetit, Brides, Golf Digest, GQ, Self, Vogue, and Wired.
For months, Spotify listeners were dying to get their hands on an iPad version of the music streaming service. Finally, that day arrived — and the service was $9.99 a month. On Tuesday, the company released a free version of its iPad and iPhone app to listeners in the U.S. Much like Pandora’s, Spotify’s radio app offers continuous music on personalized radio stations.
The wait is over. Spotify’s iPad app is now available for download at the iTunes store. It looks like it’s just for premium subscribers, but if you want a preview, there’s also a 30-day free trial.
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LinkedIn Launches iPad App With Bells and Whistles (SocialTimes)
Professional social network LinkedIn has finally launched an app for iPad. The social network obviously has a lot on its plate, having gone public and serving 150 million users per month, but it’s great to see that they took time to reach out to iPad users with a native app. The Washington Post LinkedIn says users often log on to the site through their iPads in the early morning to prepare for meetings and in the evening, on the couch. The iPad app targets these people with a calendar function and other features optimized for the device. Before, they had to use iPad’s Web browser or use an iPhone app that doesn’t take advantage of the iPad’s screen size. VentureBeat Typically, LinkedIn’s most avid users are a relatively affluent crowd, and they’re in their early 30s to 50s, which lines up nicely with tablet ownership demographics (college grads under 65 years of age who earn $75,000 or more per year). PCMag The new iPad app is available for free in Apple’s App Store. In addition to the app, LinkedIn also rolled out a new mobile website for the Safari browser on the iPad. Read more
Finding out how much time our representatives in Washington, D.C. spend on Facebook might interest us if it means they’ll do a better job. iConstituent collaborates with congressional offices to maximize their Facebook use with the purpose of improving their communications with their constituents.
Washington Post launches an iPad app and plans for paid subscriptions while controversy surround rules around publishing apps