NJ.com Launches New iPad App for local New Jersey News, Weather, Sports and More

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Powered by The Star-Ledger and eleven New Jersey newspapers; Developed with Advance Digital and Verve Wireless

NJ.com iPad app

We’re delighted that the public will now be able to access our Pulitzer and Emmy award winning coverage using the unique attributes available through the iPad platform.

NJ.com has launched a new iPad app, with real-time local news, sports, entertainment, business, and opinion articles, photos and classifieds.

The NJ.com iPad app features content from New Jersey’s leading news and information properties including NJ.com, The Star-Ledger, The Times, The Jersey Journal, Gloucester County Times, The News of Cumberland County, Today's Sunbeam, Hunterdon County Democrat, The Messenger-Gazette, The Warren Reporter, Independent Press, Suburban News and Cranford Chronicle.

The free app is available in the iTunes App Store. It was developed and launched with Advance Digital and Verve Wireless.

"The Star-Ledger and its sister newspapers, powering NJ.com, represent New Jersey’s most popular and most honored news source in both print and digital formats." said Richard Vezza, publisher of The Star-Ledger and President of Advance New Jersey. "We’re delighted that the public will now be able to access our Pulitzer and Emmy award winning coverage using the unique attributes available through the iPad platform."

The app includes a bold, photo-driven home screen that automatically arranges top stories into an attractive, dynamic layout. Articles automatically adjust to portrait or landscape orientation. Article pages feature a clean look, with adjustable text size, and saving and sharing functions through Facebook, Twitter and iMessage.

“I am pleased to see that our mobile offerings have expanded yet again—giving our users another option for accessing information and media that is important to them on NJ.com,” said Barbara Chodos, general manager of NJ.com. “Plus, the layout, quality and sharing capabilities of the new iPad app, makes the user experience more enjoyable. This is NJ.com meeting its readers’ needs.”

Articles with multiple photos automatically generate photo galleries. Intuitive swiping gestures quickly move the reader from one page to another. A convenient pop-up “More Articles” tray shows the 20 most recent stories in a section. Articles are downloaded and stored locally in the app for fast access, even when offline.

Content on the app includes news coverage of local communities throughout New Jersey, high school sports, local pro and college teams; entertainment coverage of TV, movies, music and the local arts scene; and photo galleries and obituaries. There’s also local advertising and links to classifieds listings of jobs, autos, and homes for sale and rent.

Download the NJ.com iPad app from the App Store here.

About NJ.com
NJ.com, an affiliate of Advance Digital, Inc., is the leading local website for news and information throughout New Jersey featuring the latest New Jersey news, business, sports, travel, weather, traffic, shopping and entertainment information. In addition, NJ.com has a comprehensive business listings directory, as well as local classified listings for jobs, homes, apartment rentals and autos. NJ.com is powered by The Star-Ledger, The Times, The Jersey Journal, Gloucester County Times, The News of Cumberland County, Today's Sunbeam, Hunterdon County Democrat, The Messenger-Gazette, The Warren Reporter, Independent Press, Suburban News and Cranford Chronicle.

About Advance New Jersey
Advance New Jersey consists of papers throughout New Jersey and in parts of Pennsylvania. Advance New Jersey is a multi media company and includes the strongest newspapers in the state. Dailies in the group are The Star-Ledger, The Times of Trenton, The Jersey Journal, Gloucester County Times, The News of Cumberland County and Today's Sunbeam. Weeklies in the group are The Hunterdon County Democrat, The Messenger-Gazette, The Warren Reporter, Independent Press, Suburban News, Cranford Chronicle, Hunterdon Observer, The Hudson Dispatch, Bayonne Journal, Kearny Journal and Waterfront Journal. Daily Advance New Jersey readership tops 1.2 Million while Sunday readership is over 1.4 Million.

About Advance Digital
Advance Digital, Inc., based in Jersey City, NJ, provides digital information and connection solutions for local consumers and businesses. The company operates 11 media properties across the U.S. that are the number one local news, information and community hubs in the markets they serve. The sites include al.com, cleveland.com, gulflive.com, NJ.com, NOLA.com, OregonLive.com, SILive.com, syracuse.com, MassLive.com, PennLive.com, and lehighvalleylive.com.

About Verve Wireless
Verve monetizes local mobile media. Our solutions help local media companies monetize their mobile inventory and enable advertisers to reach a valuable, premium audience where they live, work and play. Over 1000 local publishers use the Verve platform to manage their mobile advertising businesses and help make their sales teams more effective. In addition, we bring incremental revenue to our publishers through our relationships with national advertisers, who value the Verve network’s high quality local media companies, including the mobile outlets of recognized local media brands as well as newer digital-only local and hyper-local publishers. It is a brand-safe, editorially-driven, high-quality and transparent environment with market-leading targeting, creative and reporting capabilities. Only Verve has assembled such an extensive national footprint of high quality local media. Verve is located in San Diego, CA and Washington DC. For more information, visit http://www.vervewireless.com.

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