The New York Times has released an HTML5-powered web app for the iPad. Times readers can access the app by subscribing to a digital subscription package at www.NYTimes.com/Access. iPad users can choose between the Web/Tablet package or All Digital Access package (includes smartphones). Each package is $0.99 a week for the first four weeks and $5.00 a week thereafter.
The app features four ways to access content:
4. All Sections: The full breadth of Times coverage, from breaking news, to video and photography.
3. Today's Paper: In this reading format, users can browse the app like they would the newspaper, with sections organized under print topic headings.
2. Times Wire: A continuous, reverse chronological feed of the latest articles, videos and slide shows published on NYTimes.com.
1. Trending: The Trending section lists the top 25 trending Times articles on Twitter from the past hour. This section functions in conjunction with Cascade, a proprietary data visualization tool developed by The Times Company's Research & Development group, which monitors the sharing of content on Twitter.