Publishers – Put Your News on the iPhone

I’m still loving my iPhone.  It’s been around two months now, so I think this thing is finally going to stick and I’ll use an Apple product regularly. 

My regular iPhone app usage is increasing to include the new version of Brightkite (wow – I’m bfeld if you want to follow me), NetNewsWire (double wow), and the NY Times app.  I’m fascinated with the NY Times app – I think it is an extremely well done specialized iPhone app.

The other day, NewsGator announced a private label version of NetNewsWire.  This is aimed at any media company that wants to do a customized app that carries their own content (via RSS of course).  NetNewsWire is battle tested – over 200,000 iPhone users and over 130 million marked items (each marked item is an "interaction effect from a user") since it was released.

When NetNewsWire for the iPhone came out, it hadn’t immediately occurred to me that it could be used / quickly repurposed by any major media company.  Instead of building a NY Times-like app from scratch, you can simply private label NetNewsWire and be up and running in days.

If you are interested in taking a look at this, drop me an email and I’ll get you connected with the right folks at NewsGator.

  • http://www.gizmodesk.com AlexG

    NY Times app is really good, I also use it on my iPhone.

  • http://www.khaos.info/ felsefe

    Thanks for very interesting article. I really enjoyed reading all of your posts. It?s interesting to read ideas, and observations from someone else?s point of view? makes you think more. So please keep up the great work.
    All the best

  • http://www.khaos.info/ edebiyat

    Looks great! Thanks for realise.

  • http://www.khaos.info/ felsefe

    Looks very nice.

  • http://www.khaos.info/ felsefe

    Well, it starts but you can’t open any webpage – you can’t type in the url without a hardware keyboard. (Tested with Touch Diamond)

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    i want to try iPhone but looks very expensive..

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    Yeah, despite the fact that this post is over a year old, iPhone still rules. And I think that it will rule for few years more. What about NY times app for this gadget – it is awesome. I can read various news anywhere and anytime I want. Overall iPhone is awesome and we can't do anything about it. Thanks for the great article and I will be waiting for more nice ones from you in the future too.

  • http://maniacdev.com JD@maniacdev

    NetNewsWire is a great app, but does this really drive subscribers/add revenue?

    Safari on the iPhone does a great job on it's own.

  • http://maniacdev.com JD@maniacdev

    NetNewsWire is a great app, but does this really drive subscribers/add revenue?

    Safari on the iPhone does a great job on it's own.