App features all content and blogs, multimedia, comics, replica of print edition
The Washington Post today launched its flagship news app designed for Android™ Tablets, Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices, and other tablet devices using the Android. The app provides a comprehensive package of The Post’s award-winning reporting and commentary, in addition to immersive photo galleries, video clips, more than 40 comic strips and more. The app also features a replica of the day’s newspaper, where users can flip through pages with one swipe.
“Android is among the fastest growing in the tablet space, and we felt building a flagship app for Android users was an important service to provide our readers. It allows us to create an experience and add functionality specifically designed for those tablets,” said Julia Beizer, Director of Mobile at The Post.
“We are thrilled that The Washington Post app is now available for the new Kindle Fires in addition to the Amazon Appstore,” said Aaron Rubenson, Director of Amazon Appstore. “Customers now have access to their favorite content from The Washington Post, displayed in a visually stunning way for Kindle Fire HD and HDX.”
The app has been designed with the tablet reader in mind. Bold visuals draw readers into stories on the section front pages. Multimedia presentations are featured prominently on sections and articles, so readers can dive into the compelling visual storytelling that works so well on tablets. Popular blogs including The Fix, Wonkblog and The Capital Weather Gang are also easily accessible from the app’s navigation.
Northrop Grumman is the official launch sponsor of the app and will provide complimentary access for one month. Beginning in November, The Post App for Android Tablet will be included with The Post’s digital subscription package. Readers will be able to purchase the subscription through Google Play payment services.
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