USA TODAY Launches Windows Phone App

May 16, 2011, 12:30 ET from USA TODAY

MCLEAN, Va., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, a multi-platform news and information company, announced today that the USA TODAY App for Windows Phone is now available.

The USA TODAY App for Windows Phone features a custom look and design specifically for the Windows Phone with the signature content readers have come to trust from USA TODAY providing them with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY news in a convenient interactive package. The USA TODAY for Windows Phone app has all the latest news, sports scores, weather, photos and snapshots available. More information on the app can be found at

"We're excited about the design and performance of this app.  We think it will be a big hit with Windows Phone users who want a best-in-class news app for everyday use.  USA TODAY remains committed to launching new products so our readers can receive their news on any platform they choose," said Steve Kurtz, vice president of digital development for USA TODAY.

"With its glanceable format, USA TODAY for Windows Phone is a prime example of the dynamic applications users have access to on Windows Phone Marketplace to help them get the most out of their phone," said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. "Windows Phone 7 is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that continues to create a variety of quality apps and games, like USA TODAY for Windows Phone, that take advantage of the phone's unique features and design," he continued.

The release of the USA TODAY App for Windows Phone follows on the January release of the USA TODAY App for Windows-Slate PCs, enabling readers to choose which app best matches their lifestyle and news reading needs.  The USA TODAY Slate PC app provides readers with a similarly stunning display and intuitive interface to access up to the minute content from USA TODAY.  

USA TODAY is now available on major platforms and devices including Windows Phone, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android (phones and tablets), Chrome Web Store, Google TV, Windows-based slate PCs and Intel's AppUp store for netbook PCs.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Today, through its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, USA TODAY connects readers and engages the national conversation. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website  launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.9 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than eight million downloads on mobile devices.  The USA TODAY brand also includes USA TODAY Education and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).