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cleveland.com Launches New Android App with Advance Internet and Verve Wireless(March 08, 2011)
Cleveland, OH (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011
cleveland.com has launched an Android app with real-time local news, sports, entertainment, business, features and opinion articles and photos from The Plain Dealer and Sun News - plus one-tap access to local classifieds listings.
The cleveland.com Android app features content from the number one Cleveland news and information website in affiliation with The Plain Dealer and Sun News.
"We've got the local news and stories that can only be found in The Plain Dealer," said Thom Fladung, managing editor of The Plain Dealer. "Now, we've taken another crucial step toward getting readers those stories when and however they want them.
The app is available for download at no charge in the Android Market. There also is a cleveland.com iPhone app available for download at no charge in the iTunes App Store. Both were developed and launched with Advance Internet and Verve Wireless.
The addition of the Android app to the already released cleveland.com iPhone app is in line with our commitment to make our content available and accessible wherever users are. It allows cleveland.com users another vehicle for easy access to the information we provide, enhancing their experience and helping them make informed decisions about their daily lives,said Wayne Snow, general manager of cleveland.com. Were dedicated to our mission of connecting, informing and empowering cleveland.com users and were excited to move forward in that mission through mobile platforms like Android and iPhone.
The app includes social features for the audience to share content via Twitter, e-mail and Facebook posts. Users also can submit video and photos from their phones to cleveland.com through the app.
Content on the app includes news coverage of local communities throughout the Cleveland area, high school sports, local pro and college teams; entertainment coverage of TV, movies, music and the local arts scene; and photo galleries and obituaries. Theres also local advertising and links to classifieds listings of jobs, new and used autos, and homes for sale and rent.
The front page of the app can be customized for one-tap access to favorite categories. Articles are downloaded and stored locally in the app for fast access, even when offline.
(cleveland.com also has a mobile website that can be accessed by going to cleveland.com on mobile device web browsers.)
cleveland.com, an affiliate of Advance Internet, Inc., is the leading local website for news and information throughout Cleveland featuring the latest Cleveland news, business, sports, travel, weather, traffic, shopping and entertainment information. In addition, cleveland.com has a comprehensive business listings directory, as well as local classified listings for jobs, homes, apartment rentals and autos. cleveland.com is the online home of The Plain Dealer and Sun News.
About The Plain Dealer
The Plain Dealer is Ohio's largest newspaper and among the 20 largest newspapers in the country, reaching nearly 800,000 readers daily and nearly 1 million on Sundays. The Plain Dealer's media market, Greater Cleveland, is ranked No. 1 in the country for Sunday newspaper readership percentage (75 percent of total adults) and is No. 2 in daily newspaper readership percentage (62 percent of total adults), second only to the New York Times. The paper also has an electronic edition, and its content and related material can be found on cleveland.com. The Plain Dealer also operates Politifact Ohio, a website that analyzes political issues relevant to local interests.
About Advance Internet
Advance Internet, Inc., based in Jersey City, NJ, is a leading creator of highly interactive, online community-based news and information websites created in alliance over 25 newspapers affiliated with Advance Publications, Inc. Advance Internets websites are the number one local news and information online destinations for the markets they serve. The websites include al.com, cleveland.com, gulflive.com, MLive.com, NJ.com, NOLA.com, OregonLive.com, SILive.com, syracuse.com, MassLive.com, PennLive.com, and lehighvalleylive.com.
About Verve Wireless
Verve monetizes local mobile media. Our solutions help local media companies monetize their mobile inventory and enable advertisers to reach a valuable, premium audience where they live, work and play. Over 1000 local publishers use the Verve platform to manage their mobile advertising businesses and help make their sales teams more effective. In addition, we bring incremental revenue to our publishers through our relationships with national advertisers, who value the Verve networks high quality local media companies, including the mobile outlets of recognized local media brands as well as newer digital-only local and hyper-local publishers. It is a brand-safe, editorially-driven, high-quality and transparent environment with market-leading targeting, creative and reporting capabilities. Only Verve has assembled such an extensive national footprint of high quality local media. Verve is located in San Diego, CA and Washington DC. For more information, visit http://www.vervewireless.com.
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