ABC News Upgrades iPad App
Features morning, midday, primetime editions; O&O stations to have regionally customized versions
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/14/2012 3:10:00 PM
The new upgrades will feature three distinct editions -- morning, midday and primetime.
The "Morning Edition" features the top world, national and local headlines, weather an exclusive quick-fix national news digest with Good Morning America news anchor Josh Elliott. The "Midday Edition" features updates of the top news headlines, as well as a variety of video clips and lifestyle and feature stories. The "Primetime Edition" sports a design centered on a prominent video player that features top world, national and local news and broadcast video.
The new version of the app is available in the App Store.
Also, the eight ABC-owned stations will be rolling out locally customized versions that feature regional news, weather and traffic reports and individual cityscape splash screen designs. The KABC Los Angeles app launched Thursday and is available in the App Store. WABC New York, WLS Chicago, WPVI Philadelphia, KGO San Francisco, KTRK Houston, WTVD Raleigh-Durham (N.C.) and KFSN Fresno (Calif.) will roll out their customized versions within the coming weeks.
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