New SunLive app for android users

SunMedia developer/IT support Kendra Billington showing off the new app. Photo: Tracy Hardy.

Keeping up with the latest news while on the run has become even more efficient for android users.

Bay of Plenty-based SunMedia has launched a new android app for its news website SunLive – www.sunlive.co.nz

The android mobile app has been rebuilt to allow readers to be better connected, as SunMedia continues its aim of leading the way in both digital and print news.

SunMedia general manager Jay Burston says the company launched the upgraded version of the app to provide android users with the same user experience as the Apple app.

“It is consistent with the Apple iOS app in the way it looks.

“The new benefits to SunLive readers are receiving breaking news alerts and a faster mobile experience when reading SunLive news on the go. It's been rebuilt from the ground up.”

Jay says having the new, upgraded app means SunMedia is at the forefront in the ever increasing world of mobile content, delivering up to the minute news to people on the move.

The new android app includes push notifications, as well as the ability to zoom in on articles and play video on most devices.

Just like the original version, users can still log in, make comments on the stories that matter to them, register and update subscription preferences with the new android app.

More than 1500 people are already using the new app since it was launched on April 26.

Readers can get the app from Android 4.0.3, by going to the Google Play store, or visiting www.sunlive.co.nz on their favourite web browser.



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