The Daily, an iPad app, is not only built from scratch and for the iPad, but it has its own dedicated staff. Other news paper apps, such as USA Today and the Financial Times are a carbon copy, to some degree, of their print counterparts.
So what else makes The Daily unique? It provides a magazine like experience on the iPad that covers everything from world events, to sports, to tech, to pop culture and more. But it goes much further than that. You’ll have access to videos, photos and a wide variety of content, including Sudoku, crossword puzzles, weather and in app audio commenting – that last one is a new one. Interested in an article, but don’t have time to read it? Simple, just save it to your queue or share a web friendly version with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.
Once you’ve downloaded the app to your iPad – other tablets will be compatible soon – you can begin reading The Daily for free for up to two weeks. After that you’ll have to grab a subscription from the iTunes store at a cost of $39.99 a year or $.99 a week.
You’ll need a Internet connection to download each issue, but once downloading begins you can start to read The Daily. Once the issue has been downloaded, you can continue to use the app without an Internet connetion, though you might miss out on an update since they’ll provide reports on breaking news throughout the day. And in case you didn’t suss it out, the publication will offer a new issue every day.
As mentioned, The Daily will launch on other platforms, more specifically the Android, in the coming months. They’ve already lined up advertisers HBO, Macy’s, Paramount, Pepsi Max, Range Rover and others, which means if subscription takes off they’re already setup for success.
We’re looking forward to checking out the content and pardon us for saying so, but we’re skeptical since it comes from the likes of Rupert Murdoch, the man behind Fox news which isn’t exactly known for the most credible reporting in the industry. But who are we to say, we’re just another gadget blog trying to make a quick dime, right?