Globe2Go News App Hits Android
- Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail has launched its Globe2Go tablet newspaper for the Android platform.
Developed by NewspaperDirect, the company behind the PressReader app, Globe2Go brings the daily newspaper to tablet devices every morning via automatic download. The app was released for PCs and various other devices in 2010.
“NewspaperDirect enabled us to quickly deploy the Globe2Go ePaper service and allowed us to offer electronic portability of our newspaper on multiple platforms,” says Andrée Gosselin OMeara at The Globe and Mail. “The original Globe2Go app was introduced on the same day the first tablet was made available in Canada. It has been very popular with readers and we expect the Android version to be a huge hit as well.”
The company says the mobile edition of the paper is available from 5:30am every day, and brings the full version of the paper to the tablet screen, including all the ads and pictures. It also allows for a simple text-only view of articles.
“The Globe and Mail is the top national paper in Canada and is renowned for its superior reporting and editorial. Globe2Go apps are perfect for delivering the complete newspaper to users wherever they are, while retaining the quality of the print edition, which has recently gone through a major redesign,” says Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “Were truly delighted to partner with them to deliver their award-winning content on all the devices their readers choose to use.”