The Washington Post Now Has an iPad Edition

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The Washington Post for iPad

The Washington Post for iPad is the latest iPad newspaper app from a blue-chip publisher to hit the App Store. Readers who already have a washingtonpost.com account can sign in with that account for full access.

Also, as many iPad newspaper titles have done, The Washington Post is providing free full-access subscriptions for an initial period on launch – in this case until February 15,2011. Presumably the publishers are hoping by that point to have worked out viable subscription models with Apple.

Here’s more about the app, via its App Store description:

When it comes to immersing yourself in a news story, look no further than the source you trust: The Washington Post. Experience our award-winning journalism on a wide range of subjects including national news, politics, opinion, business, sports, entertainment and food. Read stories from your favorite reporters, columnists and bloggers like Chris Cillizza, Eugene Robinson, Kathleen Parker, Michael Wilbon, Ezra Klein and Carolyn Hax.

Get closer to the story with our Live Topics feature. It combines the best coverage of the most
talked-about news of the day with social media conversations from Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy rich photo galleries with work from our renowned photojournalists and extensive video content so you can go deeper into every angle of every story. Download stories to read later, even when you are offline.

I find the newspaper and magazine segment of the iPad App Store fascinating to follow, especially as many seem to believe that tablets may help to ‘save’ the publishing industry. So I’ll definitely be taking a look at The Washington Post for iPad soon.

If you’ve had a chance to try out the app, please share your thoughts in the comments.

You can find The Washington Post for iPad in the App Store now, and it’s a free app.


Patrick Jordan

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2 thoughts on “The Washington Post Now Has an iPad Edition”

  1. The volume of applications being released, many of them free, is what will keep the iPad way ahead of rivals for some time to come. Everyday it seems another major app is released, pushing Apple further ahead of the competition.

  2. Having an iPad app is a great step for the revenue-losing Wash Post, but the free version already promises to be charging for content soon to registered users! Would that be with or without the ads that distract at the app's bottom edge? It could use some basic search ability by author, blog, topic etc too.

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