Following the success of its apps for iPad and iPhone, the Express & Star has launched a new app for Android devices.
Android users can try out the app with a two-week free trial simply by downloading it from the Google Play Store. The app’s page-turning technology allows users to read Britain’s best-selling regional newspaper as it appears on the printed page, but in an electronic format. Editions of the Express & Star are available within minutes of publication and include exclusive video content.
What’s more, once an edition is available, it can be downloaded to read anywhere, even when offline. Other benefits include access to the most recent 30 editions of the newspaper, a keyword story search facility, and the ability to download specific pages. The Android app, which costs £4.99 a month or £44.99 a year, joins the Express & Star app for iPad and iPhone plus a desktop edition for PC and laptop users.
Retired local authority worker Ray Hillman, aged 69, from Wolverhampton, said: “I’ve bought the Express & Star for most of my life. However, I decided to switch to the Android app because it saves space, saves paper and saves money.
“I actually find reading the newspaper on my tablet much more comfortable when I’m sitting in my armchair. Even better, the pinch and zoom function means I can enlarge the text so I can read the newspaper without my glasses.”
MNA Media head of Digital Will Beavis said the launch of the new Android app was the next step in extending an electronic version of the Express & Star to a mobile audience.