One of the real strengths of the iPad is the ability to use it as a media device, to consume all kinds of various content, whether it be reading newspapers, reading books, surfing the web or watching videos. I’ve got a number of excellent apps that provide me with video content but wanted to briefly highlight one of them this App Wednesday because of just how robust it is.
I’m talking about the Bloomberg TV+ app – after having installed it a short while ago, I find that I am often opening it each day when I want to get some good business content. The content itself is excellent, but content alone doesn’t make a good app. The app itself has an excellent user interface to allow for a natural ease of use. It’s packed with various video feeds and dynamically updates itself. It gives you a mix of On Demand content but also the ability to watch live content. The other awesome thing is the ability to have video sent via AirPlay to my Apple TV when I’m using the app at home. Add to that the ability to create your own Playlists and you have a tremendous app delivering top notch content. Truly a great user experience.
I encourage you to check it out for yourself. Once you’ve had a chance to use it, please feel free to let me know what you thought of it via the comments. Getting end-user feedback is always a pleasure and highly valuable to me.
Happy App Wednesday!
Well the app I had planned to recommend for this App Wednesday is a great reading app called Zite. I wanted to begin with a congratulations to the Zite team for their recently announced news that they were acquired by CNN. So what is Zite? It is a personalized magazine, also sometime referred to as a smart magazine. You indicate topics of interest and it pulls content from varied sources to create a magazine for you. The more you read, share and rate content, the more Zite learns what you like and the magazine becomes more and more personalized over time. The level of content personalization is fantastic – it has become an app that I open at least 2-3 times day. It is also beautifully designed in both the way it lays out content and the way you interact with that content. I highly recommend this app for those of you who are looking for a great way to curate content and create a personalize reading experience. Let’s hope that now that they’ve been acquired that the app continues to be as great as it is now.
For your viewing pleasure, the video below shows you Zite in action. Watch it and then go grab it.