AP debuts new iOS apps

The Associated Press has released a redesign of its mobile news app, AP Mobile with a new look, coverage of major stories and enhanced local news presentations from AP member newspapers and broadcasters around the country.

The new app’s visual design goes beyond the latest news headlines to introduce rich content experiences curated by editors just for the app. Two new enhancements in particular seek to differentiate it from other offerings: Big Stories and Local News. The new features are available exclusively at launch for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users.

“AP Mobile is now the most robust and easy-to-navigate app for news,” said Tom Curley, president and CEO of the Associated Press, in a statement. “It combines customizable news feeds, news stories from local publications and breaking news from around the world all into one interface. The new design and feature set of the AP Mobile app set a new standard for how people consume news on their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in what is sure to be an extraordinary year for news.”