Al Jazeera, the Arabic news channel, has launched a new application for smartphones that allows users to view live broadcast streams, latest news stories, opinion pieces, features, spotlights, videos and picture galleries. This app is available for free from BlackBerry App World.
What is most interesting about this app is that it also gives the users the power to send in their own media for crowd-sourced coverage.
The salient features of the app are as follows:
- All the latest news, features, spotlight, opinion and blogs from the Al Jazeera English website
- Programmes videos and information for the latest shows
- News video clips
- 24 hour free access to the live broadcast
- Breaking news banner
- In Pictures gallery to browse the latest stories by images
- Send your media to Al Jazeera
- Search articles and content from the website
- Preload articles
- Viewable in portrait and landscape modes
For more info, visit Al Jazeera.