The New Yorker says its iPhone app “has every story, every cartoon, everything in the print edition and more, delivered each Monday to your mobile device.”
This week’s issue is a free download. Starting next week, individual issues are $5.99 and subscriptions are $59.99 per year. Current print, iPad, and Kindle Fire subscribers will receive full access to the app.
The release is after the jump.
The New Yorker Now Available for the iPhone
New York, August 6, 2012—The New Yorker is now available as a full magazine app for the iPhone. Fully optimized by an in-house team that developed custom functionality, and using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Content Viewer for iOS and platform services, the iPhone app has every story, every cartoon, everything in the print edition and more, delivered each Monday to your mobile device. The singular content and the classic design of the magazine have been translated to a new platform, based on the award-winning iPad edition, and will be accompanied by additional features, including:
—A video introduction to The New Yorker app for iPhone, directed by Lena Dunham and featuring Dunham, Jon Hamm and Alex Karpovsky
—Multimedia, including video, audio, infographics, slide shows, archival articles, and primary source documents
—Sharing on Twitter, Facebook, and via e-mail
—A weekly slide show of all the current issue’s cartoons, plus five archival bonus cartoons per issue
—Entry in the Cartoon Caption Contest directly from the app
—Links to updated web content, for perspectives on the news of the day
—Place-holding within articles
—Multiple navigation tools, including the “scrubber” and a clickable Table of Contents, for easy browsing
The launch issue will feature various multimedia extras, including:
—An infographic depicting how standardization has improved the outcomes for knee-surgery patients, as discussed in Atul Gawande’s article on hospital chains
—An audio file of Justin Taylor reading his short story “After Ellen”
—A link to Lawrence Wright’s 2003 article “Lives of the Saints,” to accompany Adam Gopnik’s piece on Mormonism
—An audio file of Stephen Dunn reading his poem, which appears in the issue
—An excerpt from Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle,” to accompany James Wood’s review of the book
—Video clips from “Big Brother,” with commentary by Emily Nussbaum, to accompany her piece on the show
—Richard Brody’s “DVD of the Week” video. This week he recommends and discusses Jean Renoir’s 1939 movie “The Rules of the Game.”
Readers may download this week’s issue for free. After the launch issue, readers may download The New Yorker app, and then subscribe for $59.99 per year, or buy individual issues for $5.99. Current print, iPad, and Kindle Fire subscribers will receive full access to the mobile app.