Reuters TV crams streaming news into your iPhone

Reuters is getting in on the streaming news game, too. With Reuters TV, the outfit’s targeting commuters that want to keep up on current events with personalized, on-demand and live content that’s downloadable for offline viewing. Reuters promises real-time coverage as well, giving examples like streaming protests in Egypt or presidential speeches from our nation’s capitol. Video content will range from 5 – 30 minutes in length and is produced exclusively for the iOS app, drawing from the news organization’s some 2,500 journalists on the ground in over 160 countries. Sounds a bit like what the BBC recently did for its app, and this could be great for folks where underground WiFi and cell data isn’t available just yet, we’d imagine.

Perhaps coolest of all? Everything within the application is apparently put together on iOS devices using what Reuters calls “a novel application” of the platform’s A/V Foundation and Core Animation toolsets. What’s more, the app should look sharp and clear regardless of the iGizmo you’re using it on because all onscreen elements are rendered on-device. The first 30 days are free and it’s $1.99 a month after that.

Filed under: ,

Comments

Source: iTunes, Thomson Reuters

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On