NY Times 3.0 Allows Full Content Access On iPhone
The iPhone and iPod Touch now have the same New York Times access and additional content as the iPad version. NYTimes 3.0 as it is called, includes more than 25 different sections from the website. Some of these are well noted such as Business Day, Books, Dining & Wine, obituaries and all the blogs you’d see on the iPad version of the website. NYTimes 3.0 also supports video and photo slideshows that are sometimes embedded in articles or found via the dedicated sections tab.
For those who like to bookmark their favorite pages, there is a new “favorites section” which allows you to save any section, blog, or article for easy access later on when you’re trying to show your friends that new article about Dr. Phil. NYTimes 3.0 also features “push notifications”, which continually displays breaking news that is going on in the world. In terms of functionality, the developers created this application with swipe functionality, allowing you to travel between articles on an iPhone 4. If you’re interested in giving this app a test drive, I’d recommend downloading it immediately because the NY Times will begin charging for digital copies of their newspaper starting March 28th, 2011. All print subscribers of the NY Times will get full digital subscriptions for free. Please note that this app requires iOS 3 software. Please let us know in the comments what you think about the New York Times new pay model for the digital copies? Do you think it’s a bit humorous that Google is currently fighting to make as many books free to the public yet the New York Times is charging high prices for their content? Are we seeing a battle going on here? Post us your thoughts.