November 29, 2011
TED, the non-profit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” has announced its popular TED app is now universal and available for the iPhone/iPod touch for the first time. The app includes the organization's popular TEDTalks plus features exclusive to the iPhone. The free app, as presented on the iPhone, introduces TEDTalks Radio, which streams TEDTalks audio 24/7. Also new to the iPhone app is Bookmarks, a user-requested feature, which allows users to flag and save talks they don't have time to watch at the moment. Simply tap the Bookmark button, then access talks later from the My Talks tab – with no obligation to wait for a video download. According to Chris Anderson, TED’s curator:
“Mobile users are often just that – mobile. They’re on the go, out walking around. We’ve designed an entirely new experience just for them that lets them listen to TEDTalks on headphones, right from their pockets.”Other features include:
Download the TED app today in the App Store.
- Browse + share: Users can see the latest TEDTalks videos as soon as they're published. Browse the TED library by theme, tag or rating. Search for a talk or speaker by name, topic or popularity. Share a talk over Facebook, Twitter or email. And download videos directly to the device for offline viewing.
- Discover new ideas: Using the "Inspire Me" feature, users can tell the app what kind of talks they want to see (Inspiring? Funny? Jaw-dropping?), dial in how much time they have, and let the TED app build a custom playlist to fit their schedule -- for viewing immediately or watching later.
- AirPlay: Built-in AirPlay support on the iPhone app allows users to play TEDTalks on any Apple TV-enabled television.