Today the associated press released two new BlackBerry news apps for the BlackBerry. One of the Applications is called AP Movil America Latina, and the second app is the AP Mobile world edition. Now users can enjoy their news content in more languages. To download the application simply search for AP on App world.
For AP Mobile En Español click here
For AP Mobile world edition click here
- Configure Categories: Users can pre-select and organize news categories for quick and easy access.
- Set Local Preferences: Users can select one or multiple locations by zip code and get news from their local trusted source
- Ranked Stories: Users can view stories by the most highly rated
- Send to a Friend: Users can text or e-mail a story or image to a friend
- Send to Facebook: Users can post stories to their Facebook page to facilitate discussion
- Save Stories: Users can save stories to read later in the dedicated ‘Saved Stories’ category.
- Read Offline: Users can read stories offline, without depending on a network connection.
Press Release below:
The Associated Press Expands Audience with New Mobile News Applications for BlackBerry Smart Phones
New “Super Apps” Localize Coverage for Worldwide Users by Tailoring News and Language to Region
New York, NY, Sept. 28, 2010 – The Associated Press, the world’s leading source of news and information, today launched two new mobile “Super Apps” for BlackBerry® smart phones – AP Móvil América Latina, bringing users global news in multiple languages around the world, and a new version of AP Mobile, world edition. Both apps are available for free on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld).
The launch of AP Mobile’s world edition and AP Móvil América Latina solidifies the AP’s position as the premier source of news on multiple platforms around the world, while helping support the continued international growth of the BlackBerry® platform.
The AP Mobile world edition application for the BlackBerry allows users to set their locations to receive news and weather targeted to their regions in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. AP Móvil América Latina delivers news to 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Upon choosing their region, users receive news, weather and other information in Spanish or Portuguese specific to their chosen location.
“AP Móvil América Latina and AP Mobile world edition are an extension of the success the AP has had with the U.S.-based, English-language version of the AP’s mobile news application. With these two new apps, we are broadening our mobile audience and making our mobile presence more marketable to a network of users worldwide,” said Jeff Litvack, AP’s general manager of global product development.
AP Móvil América Latina and AP Mobile world edition for the BlackBerry are “Super Apps” that combine high contextualization, efficiency, and tight integration with native BlackBerry apps to offer the best possible user experience. They leverage the BlackBerry Push Service to keep users informed of important breaking news. Users can share news articles via e-mail or text, or post to social networking sites. The app will run in the background unless the user exits the app. While in the background, the content will be updated 3 times a day at 6 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to keep content fresh.
“The BlackBerry solution has a strong international presence and the platform continues to attract developers creating compelling apps that target our expanding global audience,” said Tyler Lessard, vice president of global alliances and developer relations, Research In Motion (RIM). “The latest apps from the AP are certainly compelling with their ability to help BlackBerry smart phone users stay connected to what’s happening in the region and around the world.”
AP Mobile initially launched applications for BlackBerry smart phones in 2008, and the news app has remained one of the most popular apps on BlackBerry App World™. AP has subsequently launched the Spanish-language version of AP Mobile called AP Mobile en Español; the AP 2010 World Cup Coverage app; and now the world edition of AP Mobile and AP Móvil América Latina to address the international market. Additionally, AP has launched Canadian Press mobile apps in French and English with The Canadian Press.