Arab Today, arab today financial times releases windows 8 preview
Last Updated : GMT 20:49:02
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Financial Times releases Windows 8 preview

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Financial Times releases Windows 8 preview

London - Arabstoday

The Financial Times has launched a preview version its Windows 8 app today, announced earlier this week. The app is available on any mobile or desktop device running the new Microsoft Windows 8 release preview, which went live last night. Tablets running the Windows 8 operating system are expected to go on sale in the autumn. Speaking to Journalism.co.uk earlier this week, Rob Grimshaw, managing director of FT.com said the launch of Windows 8 tablets could be a game changer in the tablet market. "We think it will end up being a much more diverse market place and there is room for at least a couple more big players, and given the effort that Microsoft is putting into Windows 8 it's entirely possible that Microsoft will be one of those players." The FT Windows 8 app, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store, is the "next phase in the FT’s mobile development", the title said today in a release. The FT currently has tablet apps for Windows, Apple and Android, built using a hybrid of HTML5 and native technology. "The same core code base is used to power FT apps for mobile phones, tablets, and desktop and in this case has been combined with the best elements from Windows, optimising the app for devices running Windows 8," the release states. Key features of the new Windows 8 app include: comprehensive access to FT content, automatic updates and offline access. It also allows users to find FT articles using the main Windows 8 search and has "live tile", with the latest FT headlines on the desktop. The app also has navigation allowing FT app the run in part of the screen alongside other programmes, such as email. This means "you can keep track of the news as you work", the FT states. Speaking to Journalism.co.uk for a podcast on why publishers are excited about Windows 8, Daniel Sharp, co-founder of Stonewash, mobile developers that have been working with Microsoft and have launched four apps for publishers as part of last night's release, said Windows 8 offers a number of features he believes will be popular, such as the concept of "full screen snap and fill". "You can run an application full screen and if you then get an email you can push that application to the side and it fills a single column down either the left or the right hand side. That means you can get on with doing something entirely different in the main, leftover screen." Earlier this week Rob Grimshaw, managing director of the FT.com said mobile is increasingly important for the FT, with half of digital access being from mobile devices within three years. In the last six months, readers accessing FT content via smartphone has risen 52 per cent, with tablet reading up 49 per cent. Users will have free access to FT content via the Windows 8 app for a limited period once they have registered, according to the release. Once this ends the app will be integrated into the FT.com access model where after registering, users are able to sample the content before subscribing.  

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today financial times releases windows 8 preview Arab Today, arab today financial times releases windows 8 preview

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reveals his participation in "Fashion Star" TV show

GMT 12:49 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Reveals his participation in "Fashion Star" TV show
Arab Today, arab today Tabarka beauty between sea, mountain

GMT 06:37 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Tabarka beauty between sea, mountain
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN report confirms war crimes were committed

GMT 20:43 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

UN report confirms war crimes were committed
Arab Today, arab today NUMP's conference to discuss proplems

GMT 13:40 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

NUMP's conference to discuss proplems

GMT 15:03 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Information Minister delivers lecture at RCSC

GMT 19:03 2017 Friday ,24 February

PJD Slams Assabah Newspaper over Allegations

GMT 15:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Information Minister delivers lecture at RCSC

GMT 14:13 2017 Thursday ,23 February

International media conference concludes

GMT 19:28 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

McCain criticizes Trump over continued media attacks

GMT 10:17 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Dh56,000 of fines for illegal adverts around Abu Dhabi
View News in Arabic - Media: آخر الأخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation

GMT 20:27 2017 Monday ,27 February

Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation
Arab Today, arab today Lasers flesh out dino-bird profile

GMT 12:24 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Lasers flesh out dino-bird profile
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Final Phantom VII signals end of an era

GMT 14:31 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Final Phantom VII signals end of an era
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Najla Badr will participate in “30 Days” drama

GMT 06:23 2017 Monday ,27 February

Najla Badr will participate in “30 Days” drama
Arab Today, arab today Humans spark most US wildfires

GMT 14:58 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Humans spark most US wildfires

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 07:54 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Shanghai expands public smoking ban

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 06:27 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

GSMA: 5 billion mobile phone users in 2017

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday