NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, the global leader of innovative marketing and communications solutions, today announced the launch of a new version of their free iOS 5 app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, compatible with Apple's iPhone 4S and other iOS 5 devices.
The app provides access to breaking announcements from public and private companies, governmental departments and NGOs from around the world, posts from top PR and marketing blogs and all of PR Newswire's own social media output from its main Twitter and Facebook accounts.
"PR Newswire continues to invest in mobile, putting our customers' news in the hands of their audiences wherever they may be," said Rod Nicolson, vice president, User Experience Design & Workflow. "Enabling people to engage with content on the app by sharing it with their friends, colleagues and social networks is a high priority. Users can share all of the content on the app via email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Evernote, Instapaper and other networks or tools. Plus, we've revamped the search and alerts features on the app, making it easier than ever to discover and share the most interesting news from your industry."
In addition to the iOS 5 app, PR Newswire content is available on 94 mobile apps, mobilized websites and e-readers. "One of the many benefits of membership with PR Newswire is the expansive mobile distribution to dozens of destinations not available with any other wire," said Ninan Chacko, chief executive officer, PR Newswire. The mobile version of PRNewswire.com is optimized for iPhones and devices from Motorola, BlackBerry, Nokia and HTC, among others.
Built to take advantage of the new features in iOS 5, the app is also compatible with iOS 4.3. Verizon iPhone users should upgrade from iOS 4.2 to iOS 5.
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