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Apps of the Week: Your Local News Gets Mobile

MASSACHUSETTS – My biggest complaint about the mobile-news movement is that truly local outlets have yet to jump onto the bandwagon. The development of web-based, mobile applications is expensive, and it’s why we don’t have one for NoBo as of yet.

However, I was glad to discover the Salem News and the Eagle Tribune of Andover, have debuted apps for both Android and iPhone platforms, bringing news junkies north of Boston instant access to locally driven stories.

The three papers recently released the Droid applications with versions for the iPhone already available for download in the iTunes store.

All the sections of the paper you love are right at your fingertips: breaking news, sports, opinion, lifestyle and entertainment. You can even use your Droid or iPhone camera to capture images and video to send to the papers as you watch news unfold.

Both mobile platforms’ apps are free to readers. The company does not have immediate plans to charge readers for any digital services.

The group is currently working on their next mobile application, putting the three papers on the iPad.

To download the Salem News app for iTunes, click here.

To download the Salem News app for Android, click here.

To download the Eagle Tribune app for iTunes, click here.

To download the Eagle Tribune app for Android, click here.

 

 

 

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