Microsoft has finally released its MSN iPad app. Currently the app can only be downloaded by users in the USA or Canada. Microsoft has not revealed as to when they will be rolling out this app worldwide.
Microsoft had initially released MSN app for iPad in the last days of January. At that time, the app was exclusive to residents of the UK. The app pulls in content such as entertainment, sports, finance and news from the Microsoft Network and displays it on iPad in a magazine style layout.
Residents of USA and Canada can also download MSN iPad app now. The app can be used to access Hotmail accounts as well as Windows Live Messenger to stay in touch with friends and family. MSN app for iPad is beautifully designed and aesthetically pleasing. This app is very user friendly as it makes full use of iPad's generous screen real estate and touch interface. If you prefer reading news on the go, you can download the day's news for offline reading. While browsing various news articles, the screen is split in small rows which can be flicked to navigate through content.
Additional features of MSN iPad app include:
- Popular photo galleries and slideshows
- Quick access to Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger
- View in portrait and landscape modes, whatever is easier for you
- Bing integration within app for easy searching
There are quite a number of news apps available for iPad. Popular ones include Flipboard, Pulse News as well as Google Currents. These apps are more or less the same when it comes to the magazine styled layout. However Microsoft has a larger target audience with the MSN iPad app. Hotmail is a very popular email service and millions of people around the world use Windows Live Messenger to stay in touch with their contacts. Since the app has both of these services built in, it gives people all the more reasons to opt for download.
Msn iPad app can be downloaded on any iPad that is running iOS 4.3 firmware or higher. This app is available free of charge from iTunes App Store.
Download Msn app for iPad from iTunes App Store