January 21, 2011
One of the first apps to debut along with the iPad was one for USA Today. At the time, it served a useful purpose in offering iPad readers just enough news using the new device. However, it wasn’t long before better news apps appeared, making the USA Today app look tired and dated. The 2.0 version was just released. It offers some nice new features, which were greatly needed. Plus, it remains free. The paper version of USA Today includes six main sections. In addition to the News category, these include: Money, Sports, Life, Tech and Travel. Strangely, until this release, the app did not include a Tech section. In addition to duplicating articles from its print edition, the app’s new Tech section includes the App Insider and TechWatch. The first is a daily app review, which includes pictures and ratings. The second includes a set of tech related videos. Each one looks great on the iPad and loads pretty quickly. USA Today for iPad app is a significant improvement. Still, it isn’t perfect.
USA TODAY for iPad