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Al Jazeera launches apps for Windows Phone 8

Al Jazeera launches new apps for Windows Phone 8 users for its growing mobile audience.

Last Modified: 15 Apr 2013 08:38
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• The full-featured apps will allow smartphone users to experience award-winning content from Al Jazeera English and Arabic

April, 15, 2013 – Al Jazeera Media Network has today launched new, innovative Windows Phone 8 for its growing mobile audiences.

The new apps will provide users with full-featured news from the most popular sections of the Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic websites – with free access to 24 hour live broadcasts and the latest current affairs programmes.

The Windows Phone 8 apps were built in close partnership with Nokia and Microsoft.  The apps receive up-to-minute information as well as an innovative My Topics feature that allows Windows Phone 8 users to personalize the way they receive the news – following people, places, organisations and the topics they care about the most.  The Windows Phone 8 apps also introduce parallax scrolling to provide deeper interactivity, engagement, and context for every story through video, related content and high quality imagery that is pannable using common gestures already familiar to Windows Phone users.

“We are delighted that Al Jazeera’s multi-award winning news and current affairs coverage is now available on Windows Phone 8 devices,” said Moeed Ahmed, Head of New Media at Al Jazeera Media Network.

“The launch of the Windows Phone 8 apps comes after our successful Blackberry 10 and Android Tablet launch. Today’s announcement reemphasises our commitment to ensuring that people can consume our content whenever and wherever they want – whether it is on a tablet, mobile device, PC or Connected TV,” said Ahmed.

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