Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The New Zealand Herald launches new iPhone app

This is a brief follow-up to this morning's post about new apps from New Zealand. After looking at tablet apps and an Android app, I almost missed this new iPhone app released today.
NZ Herald News is the new free iPhone app for APN Holdings' daily newspaper of the same name (or pretty close).

The mobile app gets a fresh look which as you can see here is quite attractive.

The app allows users to customize their experience by arranging the sections in the More area. The interface is not intuitive – it took me a while to figure out that you dragged the icons down into the bottom bar rather than just arranging them like Apple allows – but allowing customization is always a good feature.

The app description also says that the photo galleries and video content has been AirPlay-enabled so you can view the material on your television through an Apple TV device (but to be honest, I couldn't find any photo galleries or video content, so who knows if this works).