Media Moves

Financial Times reboots app

October 2, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Business newspaper The Financial Times has introduced a refreshed version of its web app for visitors using an iPhone, iPad or Windows 8 device, reports Doug Drinkwater of The Tab Times.

Drinkwater writes, “The daily newspaper announced the redesigned site on Wednesday and the changes see the inclusion of a customizable content hub where readers can store previously read articles as well as read new and recommended articles.

“The web app also sees the FT improve web navigation and introduce more multimedia content, like videos, hi-res images and embedded images.

“The FT famously went with HTML5 after growing disillusioned with Apple’s policy on developer fees and user data and eventually abandoned its iOS app in May of last year. Rob Grimshaw, the FT’s managing director, admitted to TabTimes last year that it was a ‘bold decision’ but said that bigger publishers have the power to barter with Apple and other platforms.”

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