The New York Times has long been featured in the marketing and keynotes for the iProducts, so it is great to see that they have finally seen fit to branch out and embrace Android.
The app just hit the Market today and in my time with it so far it seems like a nice straightforward implementation.
The basic layout of the app gives you a list of articles with the title, the first dozen or so words, and a small thumbnail image.
You can swipe down on the section title (e.g. “Latest News”) in order to see all of the other available sections (there are 28 total), or you can hit the menu button and select “Sections” to see the same list.
Once in an article you can swipe left or right to move to the previous or next article in that section or you can hit the menu button to share the article or resize the text.
The videos in the “latest videos” section played back well on my Motorola Droid and appeared appropriately formatted for the screen size and resolution.
While it isn’t breaking any new ground it certainly is a worthy freshman effort as it serves the purpose of delivering the Times content to the Android masses in an efficient and easy to navigate fashion and it all comes to you for your favorite subscription fee of $0 per day.
If you are a fan of the NY Times or you’re just a news junkie in general I think it is definitely worth a download so hit up the QR code to take it for a spin and let us know what you think.
NY Times app screen shots