News24 launches iPhone application

breaking news, financial headlines, sports updates and entertainment snippets

South Africa’s leading digital news destination and the largest website in The SpaceStation network – today launched a free downloadable application for iPhone users to view and share breaking news, financial headlines, sports updates and entertainment snippets.

Designed by 24.com, it is the most comprehensive application of its kind among digital news sources in South Africa. Available as a free download from the Apple iTunes store, the application includes e-mail and feedback features to share content with Facebook, Digg, muti, del.ici.ous and Twitter users. The new News24 iPhone application also includes a restaurant look-up feature with comprehensive maps provided by Google Maps and Picture the News, a feature with the day’s top news stories told with extraordinary images and small, easily digested articles.

“The News24 iPhone application is ideal for on-the-go South Africans looking for a quick and simple way to remain up-to-date on news, sports and the markets,” says Geoff Cohen, GM of News24.

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Featuring content from News24, Channel24, Sport24, Fin24 and Wheels24, the application also allows users to submit comments, photographs as well as breaking news tips.

“As a publishing channel, mobile is at the top of our agenda,” adds Cohen. “Addressing what we see as a gap in quality content, community and conversation for mobile phone users, the News24 iPhone application is a step in the right direction. As the prevalence and use of smartphones increases in South and Southern Africa, consumers can look forward to more mobile utilities and services from across the 24.com family of brands.”

Article taken from Bizcommunity.

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