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FT iPad app downloaded 425,000 times and updated with new features

The Financial Times today released version 1.5 of its award-winning iPad app, which has now been downloaded over 425,000 times.

The release adds a host of additional editorial features, bringing the iPad app content closer to the print version of the FT.

Significant new features include:

  • The app now changes to ‘FT Weekend’ on Saturday and Sunday, with FT Weekend branding and stories on the front page

  • Three new weekend sections: Life & Arts, House & Home, and FT Magazine

  • The addition of more important analysis pieces to accompany top news stories

  • A second page of news for World, Companies and UK

  • The addition of the much-requested letters section

  • In-line images and other design improvements to article pages to improve the reader’s experience

Free to download and winner of the Apple Design Awards 2010, The Financial Times iPad Edition provides instant access to the FT’s award-winning global news, video, comment and analysis, optimised for the iPad. More information can be found at www.ft.com/ipad

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