I got a press release in my mailbox for this. Good thing, since I won’t dip into the mess of the App Store without an iPad to shield me.
There’s a great 90-second demo video that I can’t embed here. That can be seen here (but possibly not on an iPad; it looks to be Flash and I don’t know if they’ll dynamically swap in an HTML 5 video — try it anyway.)
What I can do is show a lo-res screensnap from the video:
Every single video app by others should have the social features shown in the demo.
This app really looks great and I’ll be getting it when I have an iPad.
See the press release after the break:
Newsy App for iPad Offers Multisource Video News Analysis
(PRWEB) April 21, 2010 — The Newsy app for iPad is available to download for free from the App Store today – setting a new standard for watching and sharing news videos on the iPad. Users experience fast loading, high quality Newsy videos, which highlight the differences in how global media outlets report a story.
Newsy’s iPad app allows users to drag and drop videos to build customized playlists, easily share videos through email and social networks, read and post comments on the fly and drill down deeper into a news story by exploring the sources Newsy analyzed.
“Newsy’s app is built specifically for the iPad platform and delivers on what users want from video news on the go – speed, sharing, community and customization,” explains Newsy President Jim Spencer. “As a news analyzer, we break through the bias barrier – as an innovator in mobile video news, we are pushing the technology barriers with Newsy’s extraordinary iPad app.”
Updated instantaneously with Newsy’s iPhone app, Android app, Intel Atom app and Newsy.com, the Newsy app for iPad allows users to browse videos quickly, using a scrolling cover flow feature – embracing Apple’s successful iTunes interface.
The Newsy app for iPad allows users to share videos through Facebook, Twitter and email as well as easily connect with Newsy sources through links provided in both the transcript or by using the ‘Sources’ button included in every Newsy video. Users can interact with the Newsy community by posting and reading comments, which update in real time across all platforms.
Additionally, while watching videos, users can scroll through the transcript, browse comments and examine sources.
The Newsy App for iPad is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at this iTunes link