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CNN launches International News App for iPhone

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cnnCNN today announced the availability of the international version of the CNN App on the App Store. Earlier the App was only available in United States.

The CNN App features push notification; regionalisation and personalisation tools; and more. The CNN app showcases global news through text, video and photos, and also includes user-generated content capture and upload functionality through iReport, CNN’s user-generated news community.

CNN App Features include:

“My CNN” Personalisation

  • Ability to “follow” a story or topic: As CNN publishes new stories and developments related to topics designated by the user, the app will automatically alert the user by pushing a notification to the device.
  • “Saved” content functionality gives users access to text stories that interest them anytime, anywhere – even when they’re offline.
  • Regionally-targeted news based on the user’s selection of content from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.

iReport:

  • Provides a direct gateway to CNN’s user-generated news community, iReport.
  • Lets users browse user-generated content; register, sign-in to their account or sign on as a guest to capture and instantly upload user-generated photos and videos (with the iPhone 3GS and above).
  • Users can also browse iReport’s latest “assignments,” asking the community to weigh in on various news stories.

Latest Headlines:

  • Users can flick through news stories across categories including Top Stories, U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Business, Sport, Entertainment, Tech and Travel.
  • Each story features bulleted highlights above the full article, designed to satisfy mobile “snackers,” allowing them to easily scan through the latest stories.
  • Users can share stories via email, Twitter and Facebook directly from the CNN App.

Video on-demand

  • The App provides access to an extensive selection of on-demand video clips across many categories, including World, Most Popular, Sport, Business, U.S., Entertainment, Tech and CNN en Español.

It is available for free download from App Store.

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