Ireland’s most popular news app, featuring an expanded range of quality Irish content and new features is now available for Android and iPad users, following the launch of the iPhone app earlier this year
16th July 2014 ; RTÉ today announced the launch of the next generation RTÉ News Now App for Android and iPad users, following the launch of the iPhone app earlier this year. The App, part of RTÉ’s delivery of a rolling news service incorporating TV, radio, mobile and outdoor screens offers new features and a greatly expanded range of content, with 28 categories including national and international news, sport, entertainment and science & technology, ensuring that top quality Irish content is available to audiences on the go at home and abroad.
According to the latest research by Behaviour & Attitudes (May 2014), the RTÉ News Now App is currently the most used and recognised news app in Ireland (17% of adults have used it). To date the app has been downloaded over 1.2 million times, 270,000 of these by international users. On average the app delivers 57 million page impressions each month, the highest number of impressions across all of RTÉ’s mobile services.
The next generation RTÉ News Now App has been significantly upgraded with features including:
Personalisation allowing users to select and prioritise the content categories they use most often
Push notifications alerting users to breaking news and updates
Sign-in allowing synchronisation of news feeds across multiple devices
Improved sports coverage including pre and post match analysis, live match trackers and the latest sports results
New live radio streams of RTÉ Radio1 and RTÉ 2FM in addition to the RTÉ News Now TV channel stream
Access to audio and video content created by the RTÉ Newsroom including extra online and exclusive content
Read later and off-line reading allowing users to save and browse content when not connected
The RTÉ News Now App was designed by RTÉ Digital’s in-house team and developed in partnership with Irish company Ammeon. The push notification and real-time app analytics technology used by the RTÉ News Now App was provided by the Irish-start up company Element Wave.
About the App’s Development
For further information contact:
Caroline Stephens, Communications Manager, RTÉ Digital
firstname.lastname@example.org / 086 8422151
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Notes to Editor: http://www.rte.ie/blogs/digital/?p=2073