“Mashable is excited to launch our new iPad app and we think Intridea has done a fantastic job. There’s high demand for Mashable on the iPad, and we think our readers will be as excited as we are about the launch”, Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable, Inc.
Mashable is one of the world’s largest blogs focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news, with more than 15 million monthly pageviews. We were very excited when approached to develop their iPad application. Mashable already had a very popular iPhone application and it was our job to figure out the best way to take advantage of the iPad’s increased real-estate and new user interface to be able to deliver something that all of their readers would enjoy.
One of the best things about the iPad is that it’s a wonderful device for reading. Whether you’re reading the news, a book, or a comic, the increased screen size makes the experience much more enjoyable. We wanted to make reading the latest articles on Mashable just as enjoyable. Not only can you see the latest news from all of their different news channels, but the articles themselves are formatted in a way that makes them very easy to read.
There are many other applications that allow you to read news on the iPad, but none of them take into account the way that you hold the iPad. Normally, when you hold the iPad with two hands, your thumbs are able to touch the screen. Other iPad applications have very un-intuitive ways of jumping to the next article by having small buttons on either the top left or top right corner of the window. We took into account the way that people hold their iPads and enabled them to easily go from article to article just by tapping on either side of the window.
Reading the latest news from Mashable is just some of what you can do with the application. With Mashable! for iPad, you can also share what you’re reading in many different ways. You can e-mail the article to a friend, share it on Twitter or Facebook, and you can also save it to Read Later on Instapaper.
Mashable! for iPad is now available for free on the App Store. Also, you can expect some exciting new features for Mashable! for iPad soon. There are some great new features that are in the works.
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