ABC News launches iPhone application

January 7, 2009 7:34:18 PM PST
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new, free ABC News iPhone application. Our application enables you to get the best of ABC News whenever and wherever you want. And it takes advantage of some of the great features of the iPhone, using location-based technology to give you local news, and multimedia capabilities to bring you one of the best mobile video viewing experiences of any news site.

For detailed instructions on how to download the application, click here.

Or to download it now directly from the iTunes store, clickhere.

"We're eager to provide Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users with an application that offers not only the best of ABC News reporting and video, but also local news video from our owned stations across the country," said David Westin, President, ABC News.

Features include:

VIDEO You can get the day's top news videos, as well as recent clips from your favorite ABC News shows, including "Good Morning America," "World News with Charles Gibson," "20/20," "Nightline" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

PHOTO SLIDESHOWSWe've created a new daily Today in Pictures slideshow just for the iPhone -- cycle through manually or press play, sit back and watch our picks of the day's best photographs on the iPhone's stunning screen.

TOP's top stories are delivered to the iPhone and updated continually, and you can save them to read even when you're out of range of a mobile signal.

LOCAL NEWS In addition to national and world news, the ABC News iPhone application provides local news video from ABC's owned stations nationwide. Using the iPhone's location-based technology, the application determines where users are and the closest affiliate station, and delivers the relevant local news video. In addition, users have the option to view video from other participating affiliate stations across the country.

BREAKING NEWS ALERTS Breaking news alerts are delivered straight to your ABC News application so you can stay on top of the latest news.

EMERGENCY ALERTSAnother unique feature: users in San Francisco and New York City will receive civic-controlled emergency alerts straight to their iPhone application, alerting them to major emergencies in their areas.

WEATHER The iPhone detects where you are and brings you the latest weather forecasts, radar maps and weather news, right inside your ABC News application so you don't need a separate weather source.

We hope you enjoy our new iPhone application. Please download it and give it a try, and let us know what you think in the comments area below, or in the iTunes store.

-- Jonathan Dube
Vice President,

For detailed instructions on how to download the application, click here.

Or to download it now directly from the iTunes store, click here.