New York Times to offer new app for all the news that's fit for mobile

New York Times to offer new app for all the news that's fit for mobile
The New York Times is known for its famous slogan "All the news that's fit to print". Trying to compete in a world where newspapers are no longer as important as they once were, some say that the Times has a new slogan, "All the news that fits, we print." Still, the paper is considered to be one of the best in the world, and has a very important mobile history.

Back when the OG Apple iPhone was released and Apple was running ads for the new smartphone, it used the New York Times desktop website to show off the capabilities of the mobile Safari browser. The Times desktop website became the gold standard for mobile browsers with Motorola showing off how well the Motorola DROID rendered the site just before the phone was launched late in 2009.

The New York Times has announced at the SXSW festival, a brand new app called NYT Now that will deliver to paid subscribers a number of specific stories written precisely for mobile readers. The stories will be edited so that they can be read and understood by the reader on the go. The reports, which will cover the biggest news stories of the day, are expected to cost $8 a month. And in addition to stories coming from the Times, the paper's editors will also offer a selected number of stories from other publications. A special feature will allow users to save content to read later.

Two time Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Clifford Levy calls the app a ""mini-newsroom for mobile," and a scrolling interface will allow readers to quickly read the stories they find of interest. The app will launch soon, according to the New York Times.


via: Mashable via TechRadar

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3 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I really don't see how a newspaper app will be very popular if it has an $8 monthly subscription fee...

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The $8/month is in addition to the $15+/month digital subscription fee.... Even less value.

3. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

In Soviet Russia, the people knew that there was neither news in the Pravda ("truth") nor truth in the Izvestia ("news"). Yet, the best educated people in the country believes in the "news" on CNN and in the "truth" on the New York Times.

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