AFP Launches its iPad Application in English

AFP has launched its iPad application in English; a new offering, free of charge, providing access to a selection of fast, accurate news from around the world. Access news in real time direct from the application’s homepage with links to the latest stories with videos and pictures. From the homepage, users can navigate to an overview of international events with “World News” as well as to regional close-ups in “Asia News”, “Middle East”, and “Africa”, or you can go directly to other topics like “Sports” “Culture” “People” and “Earth and Science”.

To go further, AFP offers another view of the world through a magazine section specially conceived for iPad by the AFP multimedia department. Two sections with stories, photos, videos and graphics provides feature stories and analysis. Some of this content is also available on the iPhone application launched by AFP in January 2010 in 5 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Arabic). iPad applications in Spanish and Portuguese will be launched on November 28.

AFP is also developing a series of on-demand themed photo applications dedicated to key events, highlights of the year, or the greats of history. The first is “Eye on a New Century”, a compendium of the Agency’s best photos from the first decade of the XXI Century.
With the launch of these applications and others in the future for mobile platforms, AFP is consolidating its presence on the mobile market, a key priority in the months and years ahead.