Gaming news site VG247 launches free iOS app

Press release

Brighton, England, April 23, 2012: VG247, the only UK-based video games site to provide true 24-hour news coverage, has launched its own iOS app.

The app is available for download now:

It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Created by independent developer Shane McCafferty, the VG247 app allows users to access the site’s news on their iOS devices in either 2D or 3D views.

While VG247’s content can be consumed in a traditional 2D format, the app can be can be switched to an alternate view of scrollable 3D tabs. Articles are opened by tapping on a tab and comments are accessed by tapping the comment bubble.

The app also has a button to switch to “live” mode, auto-updating stories every few minutes with no user interaction: leave the app open on your desk or in a dock and have the stories appear as they happen.

Said VG247 editor Patrick Garratt: “Shane’s done a fantastic job with VG247’s iOS app, and our users can expect plenty more from us in terms of mobile functionality in 2012.”

About VG247: VG247 is the world's fastest video games news site. Updated over 1,300 times per month, it is one of the most comprehensive sources of games information on earth, and the only British operation of its type to provide true 24-hour reporting. Read mainly by an ultra-core gamer audience of highly vocal early adopters, VG247 is the final word in UK-based games news.  

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