London The Financial Times today announced that it will launch a HTML5-based app for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab which will be available to download from the Android device’s launch on 1 November. The app has been optimised for the Galaxy Tab format and features.
The app is available for free and is integrated into the FT.com access model whereby users will need to register after reading three articles a month and then can choose to pay to subscribe after reading 10. At launch, Samsung will sponsor completely free access to FT content through the app until the end of November following the free registration process.
“The FT.com app for the Samsung Galaxy Tab builds on the success of the award-winning Financial Times app for the Apple iPad launched in May, which has already gained over 400,000 downloads and has been well received by advertisers and users alike,” said Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director, FT.com.
Steve Pinches, Lead Product Manager, FT.com, added: “Using HTLM5 we have been able to build a dynamic FT.com web app that can be tweaked to operate across a range of platforms and devices, starting with Android. This is an important step in being able to offer FT readers a consistent experience, no matter where or from what device they access FT content from.”
Key features of the app include the ability to:
Download the daily FT automatically to your Galaxy Tab for offline reading on your morning and evening commute – no need for the user to do anything
Access content across all major sections of FT.com
View the FT’s award-winning high quality video content, including the latest updates on markets and interviews with high profile CEOs each morning
Analyse key metrics in a dedicated Markets Data section, including macromaps highlighting markets across the world, with the option to also view regional indices and company information sheets
Check your personal investment portfolios, as stored on FT.com
More information can be found at www.ft.com/galaxytab
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About the Financial Times:
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the newspaper, printed at 24 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 390,228 (ABC figures September 2010), while FT.com has over 2.8 million registered users. The FT’s combined print and paid digital circulation is 579,249 (Deloitte assured, October 2010) and it has a combined print and online average daily readership of 1.9 million people worldwide (PwC assured, May 2010).