CBS News launches app for iPad


It’s now available for free in the App Store.  The CBS News iPad app is the latest product in an expanding line of CBS News apps, with distribution now on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian platforms.  The app delivers the latest news stories, videos and photo galleries from the complete roster of award-winning CBS News broadcasts, with videos from The Early Show, 48 Hours Mystery, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Sunday Morning, Face The Nation and Up to the Minute, as well as original content from including webcasts such as @KatieCouric and Washington Unplugged, and blogs such as Political HotSheet, CrimeSider and Celebrity Circuit.

Developed by CBS Mobile, the app delivers full-video episodes and clips over WiFi and 3G networks.  CBS News fans can catch daily videos of the latest breaking stories, as well as browse’s extensive offering of original blog and video content. The app customizes content depending upon viewing mode.  Portrait mode provides a graphical experience with thumbnail images and videos; landscape mode is more text-specific, making it easy for users to quickly browse through the day’s headlines.  The app also offers the ability to download and store story content for offline viewing later.

The app features the day’s top stories, and provides fully searchable news categories, including U.S., World, Politics, SciTech, Health, Entertainment, MoneyWatch, Sports, Crime, and Opinion.  Each category offers CBS News coverage, with a timeline of the latest articles and videos.  The app also delivers related stories, videos and extensive photo galleries.  With social networking features, users can share stories with friends and colleagues via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook.