The Associated Press has announced that it’s planning to bring a news app to the iPad.
Much like the AP Mobile news product, the iPad app will show custom packages of headlines, stories, photos and video from the AP and from newspapers and broadcasters that choose to contribute their content and share the revenue. AP members also could use the same system to offer their own iPad apps that show their own content.
The announcement says that the plan is to charge for the app, though it may start out as free; perhaps they’ll be doing whatever free plus subscription models emerge for the newspaper / magazine industry on the iPad. No word yet on when the app may be released.
I like most things about the AP Mobile app on the iPhone – especially the ability to easily add local news in – though I’ve always been disappointed in its push notifications. They’ll be a news app that I’d certainly look at when it hits the iPad.