The iPad news app gives our readers more ways to stay connected. OregonLive.com continues to provide convenient platforms to help readers get the news in the way they want it.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 22, 2011
OregonLive.com has launched a new iPad app, with real-time local news, sports, entertainment, business, and opinion articles, photos and classifieds—powered by The Oregonian and Hillsboro Argus.
The OregonLive.com iPad app features content from Portland’s leading news and information properties including OregonLive.com, The Oregonian and Hillsboro Argus.
The free app is available in the iTunes App Store. It was developed and launched with Advance Digital and Verve Wireless.
"We're pleased to have this new way to get the superb work of our reporters out to a wider, digital audience," said Peter Bhatia, editor of The Oregonian. "Our readers increasingly want news the way they want it. This app offers a way to get news to the tech-savvy audience that is so prevalent here."
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.
"The iPad news app gives our readers more ways to stay connected. OregonLive.com continues to provide convenient platforms to help readers get the news in the way they want it,” said John Jackson, general manager of OregonLive.com.
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 Oregon, 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.
OregonLive.com, a subsidiary of Advance Digital, Inc., is the leading local website for news and information throughout Oregon featuring the latest Portland news, business, sports, travel, weather, traffic, shopping and entertainment information. In addition, OregonLive.com has a comprehensive business listings directory, as well as local classified listings for jobs, homes, apartment rentals and autos. OregonLive.com is powered by The Oregonian and Hillsboro Argus.
About The Oregonian
The Oregonian is the leading newspaper in Oregon, read by a majority of adults in the Portland area. The Pulitizer-prize winning paper delivers news and entertainment every day and has been telling the story of the Northwest for 160 years. Weekly features highlighting Northwest people, events and lifestyles include Community News, A&E, FOODday, Homes, Autos, and Homes & Gardens. Subscribe at oregonlive.com/oregoniansubscribe.
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.