SILive.com Launches New Android and iPhone Apps with Advance Internet and Verve Wireless

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SILive.com announces launch of Android and iPhone local news and information apps.

SILive.com iPhone app
We pride ourselves on being the leading local news and information site for Staten Island, so we want be sure our audience can access our content anywhere, instantly.

SILive.com has launched Android and iPhone apps with real-time local news, sports, entertainment, business, features and opinion articles and photos from the Staten Island Advance - plus one-tap access to local classifieds listings.

The SILive.com Android app and the SILive.com iPhone app feature content from the number one Staten Island news and information website in affiliation with the Staten Island Advance.

"We are thrilled that our news staff will be able to deliver breaking news reports and images from the scene in a seamless way using the latest technology," said William Huus, managing editor, Staten Island Advance. "We know that more and more of our audience relies on mobile devices for important information, and we're glad to provide all the news that's Staten Island in a manner that suits their needs."

The apps are available for download at no charge in the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. They were developed and launched with Advance Internet and Verve Wireless.

“I’m very excited that we are launching this app for the iPhone and Android devices,” said Ben Newhouse, general manager of SILive.com. "We pride ourselves on being the leading local news and information site for Staten Island, so we want be sure our audience can access our content anywhere, instantly. This app will help our users connect with our advertisers as easily as they do with their friends. You can’t get more personal than that.”

The apps include social features for the audience to share content via Twitter, e-mail and Facebook posts. Users also can submit video and photos from their phones to SILive.com through the apps.

Content on the apps includes news coverage of local communities throughout the Staten Island area, 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, new and used autos, and homes for sale and rent.

The front page of the apps can be customized for one-tap access to favorite categories. Articles are downloaded and stored locally in the apps for fast access, even when offline.

Download the SILive.com Android app from the Android Market here.

Download the SILive.com iPhone app from the App Store here.

(SILive.com also has a mobile website that can be accessed by going to silive.com on mobile device web browsers.)

About SILive.com
SILive.com, an affiliate of Advance Internet, Inc., is the leading local website for news and information throughout Staten Island featuring the latest Staten Island news, business, sports, travel, weather, traffic, shopping and entertainment information. In addition, SILive.com has a comprehensive business listings directory, as well as local classified listings for jobs, homes, apartment rentals and autos. SILive.com is the online home of the Staten Island Advance.

About Staten Island Advance
The Staten Island (NY) Advance is the flagship newspaper of Advance Publications, Inc., having been purchased in 1922 by S.I. Newhouse Sr., the first of more than two dozen papers he bought. It services New York City's most suburban borough, the only one with its own daily newspaper. Besides providing its readers with neighborhood-based local news, it proudly sponsors many community events and programs. The Advance is celebrating its 125th anniversary year in 2011.

About Advance Internet
Advance Internet, Inc., based in Jersey City, NJ, is a leading creator of highly interactive, online community-based news and information websites created in alliance over 25 newspapers affiliated with Advance Publications, Inc. Advance Internet’s websites are the number one local news and information online destinations for the markets they serve. The websites include al.com, cleveland.com, gulflive.com, MLive.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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