Metro newspaper app now available for the iPad

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metro ipad.jpgThe Metro, the UK’s third largest nationally distributed newspaper, is now available as a free iPad app.

With multi-touch controls and the ability to jump straight from the front page to key stories, it’s been designed specifically to make the most of the tablet’s extra screen real-state.

News is split into News, Showbiz, Sport, Weird, Music, Film, TV and Tech sections, with a dedicated events listings section to help you plan a night out.

Jamie Walters, Digital Director, Metro said: “We’re really excited to be able to give people the chance to take control of how they read their Metro with the new iPad app.  The design suits those eager for the daily headlines as well as leisurely browsers.”

On the one hand, it almost seems a little pointless picking up the app for a paper that is already given out for free, for Londoners anyway. On the other, anyone who regularly uses London Transport can appreciate how wasteful the mass printing of free newspapers can be, and it’s easy to see how digital copies could protect natural resources as well as keeping tubes and buses free from discarded papers.

Either way it’s a free download, so head on over to the App Store to give it a spin.

Gerald Lynch