CNN launches international news app for the iPhone and iPod Touch

CNN International iPhone app

CNN is bringing its news app to the rest of the world, outside of the U.S. Designed NOT to be “yet another news app,” but much more – CNN for iPhone offers personalization features, access to iReport (CNN’s user-generated news community), ability to share favorite stories, photos and videos with friends and much more.

Some of the cool features I find interesting include:

  • Ability to “follow” a story or topic – as CNN publishes new stories and developments related to topics designated by the user, the app will automatically alert the user by pushing a notification to the device.
  • Access to the user-generated content from iReport. You can also browse iReport’s latest “assignments,” asking the community to weigh in on various news stories.
  • Ability to browse news by region and category – i.e. Top Stories, U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Business, Sport, Entertainment, Tech and Travel.
  • Each story features bulleted highlights above the full article, making it easy to scan the news items – very cool for on-the-go users.

In addition, there is the ability to save stories for later reading (even while offline); share stuff via email, Twitter and Facebook; tons of videos to watch; and so on.

CNN (FREE) [iTunes link]

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