Category Archives: Tablet Experience

This category recognizes excellence in the overall design of a news-based project, site or app specifically for mobile or tablet devices. Entries are judged on functionality, navigational ease and optimization, inventiveness in storytelling and aesthetic distinction. There is no division breakdown in this category.

Chicago Tribune for iPhone, Android

While giving our readers what they expect with access to the best reporting on local breaking news, business, sports and weather, the Chicago Tribune app for iPhone and Android features a much deeper dive into the content than many of its brethren in the news app space. Up to 20 different beats and blogs feed into each section, providing access to hundred of articles at a time but all within a single tab of a button. Easy to navigate and always available—even without an internet connection. A custom built photo gallery viewer allows readers to peek into the coverage by giving an enhanced level of clarity of what is available in each section of photos. Finally, when readers find something they want to keep—its theirs, forever. Photos, blog posts, stories, etc.

In short, we feel like the Chicago Tribune for iPhone app offers a best-in-class experience to the end user by giving them features that matter and a deeper level of content than they are expecting out of a mobile app.

This post was submitted by Chris Courtney.

Oregon’s 2010 Championship Season

Be ready for the big game with this special edition multimedia keepsake, which takes you game by game through Oregon’s road to Glendale and push for the Bowl Championship Series title. Follow along the Ducks’ quest for the national title with exclusive content from The Oregonian

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This post was submitted by mfriesen.

Syracuse Diners – Mobile App

As one component of the initiative developed by the Newhouse School’s Spring 2010 Multimedia Projects class, students produced a mobile-friendly version that allows users to easily get information, maps and other details about 50+ diners in the Syracuse, N.Y., area.

This mobile-friendly version became the first web-app produced by the Newhouse School to be added to Apple Store.

You can view the web version of the Syracuse Diners project here:

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This post was submitted by Jon Glass.

National Post for iOS

Our Universal iOS app (one that you download once, and can install on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) app brings the latest top stories from our most popular coverage areas to you as news happens — a live stream of content updated throughout the day. When you need to go offline, no problem. On iPhone, you can save story by story. With iPad, you can take that a step further, and download all the latest stories with one tap.

We’ve also integrated Instapaper so a user can add National Post Mobile stories to a their personalized stream of items to read later, along with simple sharing tools for e-mail, Twitter and Facebook.

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This post was submitted by matthewwarland.

Remember the Fallen — Nebraska and Western Iowa’s War Dead

The Omaha World-Herald is honoring the troops killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with this special feature, Remember the Fallen. Our searchable database includes biographical information, photos and archived stories about each of the 90 Midlanders who gave their lives defending the nation. Readers are also encouraged to commemorate the fallen by leaving memorial messages of support and remembrance.

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This post was submitted by Ben Vankat.

Mayor Suttle Recall Petition Signatures Database

The Omaha World-Herald obtained and analyzed information on Omaha residents who signed a petition to force a recall election against Mayor Jim Suttle. The database allows users to search for specific names of petition signers or choose a ZIP code from the dropdown list to see names and information about signers from that area. The app was created by Paul Goodsell, Ben Vankat and Matt Wynn with data from the Douglas County (Neb.) Election Commission.

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This post was submitted by Ben Vankat.

Auburn BCS Championship season app

Use this code for a free download of the app: Y7AY3H3EX967.

The Auburn 2010 Championship Season app was created to offer readers a preview of the Auburn Tigers’ national championship game, and later to offer them a recap of the BCS game in Glendale. It offers a coffee-table book experience in a multimedia/magazine-like package, and it includes audio, video, stories, photographs, interactive content and more. It is an offline-based app, so all the content is stored on the iPad without the need to go online to get any of the assets at any point. Additional issues can be downloaded at a later time.

The app uses content from The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and the Press-Register in Mobile, along with content from their online partner, It was developed by The Birmingham News and Advance Internet, gathering content from 13 weeks’ worth of Auburn coverage and packaging it into an electronic keepsake for Auburn fans.

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This post was submitted by Napo Monasterio.