NPR Launches Impressive New iPhone App

By Andrew Gauthier 


National Public Radio is already a leader in podcasting. But a free NPR News iPhone app that launched Saturday night opens up a new dimension for the network and its member stations with live and on-demand mobile streaming. It’s also the first app to make reading the news and listening to it equally important, providing full-text coverage along with audio. In addition to NPR’s own programs and those it distributes, the app includes direct access to local shows from more than 600 member stations live and on demand.

And iPhone is just the beginning. NPR already has apps in the pipeline for Symbian and Google Android. More…