USA Today launches a honeycomb of an app

February 25, 2011
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First it was The Daily. Then came Sports Illustrated. And now USA Today has tossed it's hat into the newspaper app ring with a new USA Today app specifically built from the ground up for Android 3 (Honeycomb) and the Motorola Xoom. Along with the graphics and color photos that grabbed America's attention, USA Today's coverage has gone interactive with the latest news, sports, weather and stock quotes. In addition, thanks to the always on nature of the app, users will get news as it breaks, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We’re excited to have the USA TODAY App launch along with the Motorola Xoom,” said Dave Hunke, president and publisher, USA TODAY. “Powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb, we’ve created a fast, friendly interface that users have come to expect from USA TODAY.”

Founded in 1982 as the nation's first daily newspaper, USA Today has always been known for it's brilliant color photographs and informative graphics. The newspaper continued to grow to an average print circulation of 1.8 million newspapers daily. USAToday.com, launched in 1995, reaches nearly 3 times their newspaper circulation, and their mobile applications have been downloaded over seven million times. The new USA TODAY is now available on major platforms and devices including iPhone, Android, iPad, Google TV, the Chrome Web Store and Windows-based slate PCs.

News for Release

USA TODAY LAUNCHES ANDROID 3.0 APP FOR MOTOROLA XOOM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2011

McLean, Va. – USA TODAY, the nation’s top-selling print newspaper, today announced the USA TODAY Android 3.0 App for Motorola Xoom is now available.

The App features the signature look and design that readers have come to trust from USA TODAY providing them with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY content in a convenient interactive package. The USA TODAY App has all the latest news, sports scores, weather, stock quotes and photos available.

“We’re excited to have the USA TODAY App launch along with the Motorola Xoom,” said Dave Hunke, president and publisher, USA TODAY. “Users will receive news as it breaks, 24 hours, 7 days a week, as well as photos, weather, stocks and sports scores. Powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb, we’ve created a fast, friendly interface that users have come to expect from USA TODAY.”

USA TODAY is now available on major platforms and devices including iPhone, Android, iPad, Google TV, the Chrome Web Store and Windows-based slate PCs.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY’s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Today, through its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, USA TODAY connects readers and engages the national conversation. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.9 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than seven million downloads on mobile devices. The USA TODAY brand also includes USA TODAY Education and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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  • Matt

    umm… I dont see it in the market yet? am i missing something?