We at NJ.com look forward to adapting to and staying ahead of the latest innovations in digital information
Jersey City, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011
NJ.com has launched Android and iPhone apps with real-time local news, sports, entertainment, business, features and opinion articles and photos from The Star-Ledger and 11 other affiliated New Jersey newspapers - plus one-tap access to local classifieds listings.
The NJ.com Android app and the NJ.com iPhone app feature content from the number one New Jersey news and information website in affiliation with 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.
“Our newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania understand very clearly that we have to deliver information to our customers when and how they want it,” said Richard Vezza, publisher of The Star-Ledger and President of Advance New Jersey. “NJ.com, our affiliated online partner, understands that need and is helping lead the way. It’s an exciting time in a brand new information world.”
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.
“We are very excited about the launch of the new app and eager to use it along with the 7 million visitors* NJ.com receives on a monthly basis. It has been such a great experience observing NJ.com’s lifespan—from the browser, to the mobile version, to its latest adaptation as an app," said Barbara Chodos, general manager of NJ.com. "We at NJ.com look forward to adapting to and staying ahead of the latest innovations in digital information."
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 NJ.com through the apps.
Content on the apps includes news coverage of local communities throughout the New Jersey 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 app 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.
(NJ.com also has a mobile website that can be accessed by going to nj.com on mobile device web browsers.)
*Omniture SiteCatalyst, January 2011
NJ.com, an affiliate of Advance Internet, 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 the online home of 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 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.