ESCANABA - Android users can now keep up with the latest news and sports in Delta, Schoolcraft, and northern Menominee counties using a new Escanaba Daily Press app designed specifically for Android devices.
"I'm happy that we now can offer our Android app to our readers," said Daily Press Publisher Dan McDonald.
Users can download the free app by visiting www.dailypress.net/ android from their mobile device, or by searching for "Escanaba Daily Press" in the Google Play Store application, which is standard on Android devices.
"We've had a great response to the iPhone app, and we expect the same or better response to our Android app," said McDonald.
Following the launch of the Escanaba Daily Press iPhone app last October, Android users began requesting an app capable of running on their devices.
"We've listened to our customers," said McDonald.
Like the app's iPhone counterpart - available at www.dailypress.net/ iphone - the Android app features all of the news, sports, features, and columns available on the Daily Press website.
Users can interact by voting in polls; by leaving comments on articles; or by sharing articles via text message, social media, or email.
When the program opens, Android users are greeted with a list of the latest news stories, a small portion of each article, thumbnails of article photos, and the number of comments that have been made on each article - allowing users to immediately see which articles are topics of discussion.
"The introduction of this new app is exciting for us," said Brian Rowell, editor of the Daily Press. "We're always striving to bring the Daily Press to our readers using a variety of media. This is just one more way our readers can access the Daily Press. We want the Daily Press to fit the lifestyles of all our readers. By offering our content in media ranging from the traditional newspaper to mobile devices we are doing just that."
In addition to offering the same interactivity found on the Daily Press website, the app automatically notifies users of breaking news stories such as school closings, accidents, or other news that readers need to know quickly.