MOSCOW, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH), an internationally recognized source of news about Russia, announced the release of the new version of its iPad application RBTH for iPad: Touch Russia (http://rbth.ru/ipad).
Russia Beyond the Headlines is a multimedia platform for political, business and cultural news and analysis. It offers original, on-the-ground coverage of Russia from professional, independent journalists who are passionate and knowledgeable about the country. RBTH publishes monthly supplements about Russia in the leading global media, like "New York Times" (United States), the "Washington Post" (United States), the "Daily Telegraph" (UK) and others.
This iPad application "Russia Beyond the Headlines: Touch Russia" contains content from the organization's flagship website
and print editions especially repackaged for the iPad experience. It also offers a host of unique features, including an interactive map of Russia. The app was developed by UK-based Tigerspike, known for its work with the digital editions of leading media organizations. "Russia Beyond the Headlines" application can be downloaded here:
Russia Beyond the Headlines for iPad 1.2 improves the user experience with the interactive map and images of Russia, bringing experience of the newspaper to your iPad.
Since the successful introduction of Russia Beyond the Headline for iPad last year, thousands of people have downloaded the app and participated in the Touch Russia photo competition, which was begun with the video of a young American man Cody White who posted his experience "touching Russia" (http://vimeo.com/35507638) on Vimeo and YouTube. The Guardian, one of the leading newspapers in United Kingdom, chose this video as one of the best adventure travel videos on the web (http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/feb/14/adventure-videos-web-best-skiing-wingsuit?CMP=twt_gu).
Users of RBTH application comment on iTunes:
Christopher Bates: "This app combines beautiful multimedia with interesting articles and current affairs from Russia. Very well designed and a joy to use. Well done to the developers."
Gezzeroflondon: "This is a very well presented app that allows me to further my interest in the politics, culture and people of Russia."
As the theme of "touching Russia" became such a success, Russia Beyond the Headlines decided to continue it on the Tumblr blog "Touch Russia." (http://www.touchrussia.tumblr.com)
Cody White will be contributing to the blog with his own column dedicated to his experience living in Moscow. He will share his memories and impressions of Russia with the public, pose questions to the readers and answer their queries. His column will also be available on our website, rbth.ru and in the app.
Russia Beyond the Headlines is an internationally recognized source of political, business and cultural news and analysis. It offers original, on-the-ground coverage of Russia from professional, independent journalists who are passionate and knowledgeable about the country, and opinion pieces from commentators who hold a wide range of views about Russia's leadership and direction.
Since 2007, Russia Beyond the Headlines has published monthly supplements about modern Russia in leading global media. Currently, supplements are published in 18 of the world's leading newspapers,
the "New York Times" (United States), the "Washington Post" (United States), the "Daily Telegraph" (UK), "Le Figaro" (France) and "Yomiuri Shimbun" (Japan).
In addition to print supplements, Russia Beyond the Headlines maintains a website
http://rbth.ru, which features expanded content and resources.
RBTH's released iPad app, was developed by TigerSpike, an international software development company headquartered in London.
Tigerspike is a technology company offering a range of professional services specializing in Personal Media.
With offices in Sydney, New York and London, their global experience combined with research and development from their own Innovation Lab ensures that TigerSpike solutions are creative and cutting edge.
SOURCE Russia Beyond the Headlines