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Get ST breaking news with iPhone app

This allows mobile readers to access breaking news stories as they are published on the newspaper's free website.


Jan 13, 2009
The Straits Times

A NEW iPhone application was launched by The Straits Times yesterday, allowing mobile readers to access breaking news stories as they are published on the newspaper's free website.

The application can be downloaded for free via Apple's iTunes website at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301065357&mt=8.

The Straits Times decided that the time was right to launch the application as demand for the iPhone - which was launched in Singapore last August - increases.

The Straits Times digital technology editor, Mr Yeong Ah Seng, said: 'The iPhone is now popular with Singaporeans and we always go where the readers are.'

Early reviewers posted positive comments at the Apple iTunes store.

One reviewer known as Schnurbart said: 'Loads fast with good coverage of print edition. Will be great if we can e-mail articles to friends.'

The Straits Times relaunched its website last August to offer more breaking news for free to its online readers.

It also offers a subscription-based product, ST Digital, that provides the day's print edition of the newspaper online.