iOS Apps

The Guardian Launches iPhone App

As a contributor to The Guardian Technology Section I am delighted to announce that they have now launched an iPhone app. It is the best way to access their content on the move. The app has been optimized for Apple’s mobile devices and offers a range of features to help you stay in touch with content.



This new app (launched January 2011) boasts a range of new features, including award-winning video, reader comments on articles (they are adding in the ability post your own via the app as soon as possible), improved live blogs, football scores, goal alerts and landscape reading. The app retains the best features from the original app – an offline mode which allows you to stay in touch even if you don’t have a signal; easy access to audio and podcasts; elegant personalization; a topic-based search engine; the ability to follow all your favorite Guardian authors and contributors, and superb picture galleries – all presented within an interface specifically designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch.



Outside the US, the app is a subscription-based service without advertising, and is available for £2.99 for six months and £3.99 for a year. Initially, you will need to download the "intro" app which appears in the "free" category and offers you a taste of the new-look app and the option to subscribe for the full service. In the US, the app is advertising-supported and is offered as a free download. Interestingly, The Guardian reports that US readers account to only 8% of the downloads.

This is the second Guardian iPhone app, the previous one has now been withdrawn from sale. If you have downloaded that one you can still use it and if you download this one, you can enjoy six months free subscription.

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]