For those who like to get their NPR information on the go, we're pleased to announce the launch of the NPR News iPhone app. It's designed to let you tune in your favorite stations, catch up on programs you missed or simply stay abreast of the latest news.
It's fast and efficient. And, like the redesigned Web site, designed to deliver news and programming to standards NPR listeners and readers have come to expect — with integrity, consistency and occasional wit.
Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday, gives you a visual preview here:
As Scott explains, you can browse headlines and read the latest news stories. You can listen to programs live from practically any NPR station in the country — or time-shifted to suit your own schedule. You can bookmark your favorite stations. And you can queue up programs to a play list, so you can listen later at your own convenience.
It's all part of our effort to make sure you can enjoy NPR, day or night, on whatever platform you use — at your desk, in the car, on the subway, or strolling around the city.
The iPhone app is just the first of several smart-phone apps we'll be launching this year. And it supplements the access you already enjoy on our mobile Web site.
To download the free app, go to iphone.npr.org/recommendnprnews or search for "NPR News" in the iTunes App Store. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.
Kinsey Wilson, SVP & GM, NPR Digital MediaDick
Meyer, Executive Editor, NPR News