The New York Times’s NYTimes iPhone app, received a major upate today. The new features of the NYTimes iPhone app includes:
- Improved navigation — navigation tools have been redesigned based on user feedback for easier use and content discoverability. Readers can now swipe between articles to enjoy a more continuous news experience. An improved Favorites section allows users to bookmark frequently visited sections and blogs, in addition to saving articles. A Recently Viewed section makes it easy to access recently-read articles. Links at the bottom of articles enable readers to continue reading additional content in the section without returning to a section front.
- Breaking news — breaking news delivered via Push Notification allow users to stay on top of breaking news even when the app is closed.
- Share options — share articles, videos and slide shows with a full set of tools, including Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and copy link.
Expanded content — videos, slide shows and all blogs are now available as standalone sections (Video, Photos, Blogs) and integrated throughout other sections and articles.
When The Times launches its digital subscription model on March 28, the Top News section of the app will remain free. To delve deeper into the app’s other sections, users will be asked to become digital subscribers. Details and pricing for these plans is available here.
NYTimes iPhone app is a free app designed for iPhone and iPod touch. The update is now available to current users, and new users can download the app from the App Store.