AOL has announced the launch of a new iPad app for fans of the AOL homepage. The app gives users easy access to news, videos, trending stories, etc., in a news stream format.
“Whether it is happening in Washington, Wall Street, Hollywood, or Main Street, the AOL app will always surface the day’s key stories,” says AOL’s Tracy Highnote. “The app learns your preferences and reflects individualized programming based on your personal news interests. The app allows you to actively customize your top level news stream to see more (or less) of the stories and videos you want. You can also save stories or videos for later, or quickly share them via email, Facebook or Twitter.”
“In addition, the app gives AOL members integrated access to the brand-new, tablet-optimized AOL Mail experience,” says Highnote. “You can read and send emails, easily email your favorite stories to friends, and scan newsletters and programming alerts without launching new apps or going into a separate environment.”
The app is currently available in the App Store.
The company says it currently has apps for Android tablets, as well as Android smartphones and the iPhone in the works.
Earlier this week, the company launched its new AOL Reader product in an attempt to capture some Google Reader users, who will soon find themselves without a service.