Fox News Channel has released an app for iPad available as a free download in the App Store. FOX isn’t the first TV news network to launch an iPad app. The news app joins the ranks of apps from CNN, BBC and the AP.
The Fox News app is well-designed and optimized for easy use on the iPad’s 10″ screen. Feature highlights include the swipe-able “Happening Now” section for the latest stories and videos, a live Fox News Ticker updated in real-time, and full access to all of Fox News.com’s content. The app appears to be more focused on providing easy access to videos rather than articles, making it a bit different than Al Jazeera‘s article+blog centric application.
Other features include the ability to subscribe to push notifications (for breaking news alerts), a ‘Favorites’ section for storing content, and easy sharing options to Facebook, Twitter and email. You can also listen to Fox News Radio directly in the app. There is currently no Search option, so there is some room for improvement in future updates. However this app does a fine job delivering Fox News to your iPad at no cost.
You can download the Fox News app for iPad from the App Store for free. The app is sponsored by Exxon Mobile.