Light Reading Launches an iPad App

Light Reading has launched its first mobile application for the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad. (See Light Reading Now Available on the iPad.)

Light Reading's app features the latest next-gen network-related news and analysis and is available free at http://www.lightreading.com/iPad. It includes access to all of our major site areas, Mobile, Cable, Europe, Asia, Research and Live Events, as well as easy navigation, content-sharing and feedback functionality.

This app is just the start of what will be an evolving mobile experience for our publication. We will continue to make it easier for readers to interact with Light Reading content away from the desktop, and we're working to improve how we display multimedia content on tablets and smartphones.

We are also working on platform- and device-independent versions of our websites to give our 300,000-plus monthly subscribers the flexibility to view optimized versions of our content on virtually any device.

Light Reading is following the precedent set by several other companies under the United Business Media Ltd. (UBM) (London: UBM.L) umbrella. You will also find iPad apps for InformationWeek , Byte, security site Dark Reading and others.

You can download our free app on iTunes, and feel free to leave your comments and suggestions for improvement in the comments below.

— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:47:09 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App

This means I'm gonna have to get an iPad to go with the app, doesn't it...

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 4:47:08 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App

Sorry, I forgot the fine print...

The app is free!!*









(*iPad 2 not included.)

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:47:07 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App

Ray, first you have to justify the iPad expense by showing us that your current tablet (pictured below) is out of date:

<img alt="" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1QwTQAu1JO8/TWkzoSkntzI/AAAAAAAAExY/TI8R4RsqQOc/s1600/Charlton_Heston_The_Ten_Commandments.jpg" width="200">

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:47:07 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App

I know!! Those 1968 models are SOOOOOOO reliable!!!! And it's actually really hard to drop them because YOU CAN'T PICK THEM UP!!!!

Greenbone 12/5/2012 | 4:47:07 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App

Sorry Ray, but there's a few more years of service life left in your current computer asset:


<img alt="IBM 370 teletype" height="480" src="http://www.moorecad.com/classicbasic/teletype2.jpg" width="640">

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:47:06 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App

On that pictorial evidence, I need a Razr more than I need a tablet.... (geddit?)

Anne Morris 12/5/2012 | 4:47:00 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App

I see Ray's jokes haven't improved over the years

rhr 12/5/2012 | 4:46:57 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App Anne66, I'm surprised Ray has a sense of humour today given the fate of his beloved team.

And congrats on the app. It looks great. I assume LR will enable comments to be displayed and added via the app at some point.
digits 12/5/2012 | 4:46:48 PM
re: Light Reading Launches an iPad App

Sometimes, one just has to block out the real world of sporting disasters and press on with making crappy jokes...

But let's not mention the Champions League on these message boards again, unless we're referring back to the 1968 extra time wonders of George Best, or 1999 and the glorious last-gasp goals against Bayern Munchen... or the wondrous 2008 penalty shoot-out in Moscow... the good ol' days...

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