Long time Catholic blogger Jeff Geerling deserves lots of congratulations this year. First he got married, then he produced an inovative iPhone app for his Diocese of St. Louis, and now he has produced a new iPhone app – Catholic News Live.
Catholic News Live presents a news feed containing Catholic News from traditional news sources, Catholics blogs, etc. Find a story title you are interested in – click on it to go to the story.
If you like a story and want to share it with others you can easily send it to Instapaper, Twitter, Facebook, Email and other services like Read it Later, Google Reader, etc. You can even go to a map showing world locations of stories.
This is a solid app and well worth the .99 cents.
Note: If you are unfamiliar with Instapaper or Read it Later – these are services where you can send articles to read them at your convenience. They are also reformatted so that they are easier to read and content such as ads, banners, etc are removed. I use Instapaper all the time on my Mac and iPad and it really helps me to save and read stories I am interested in and then have a archive of this content.
Thanks for the plug! It’s been a crazy year, to say the least, and I’m actually about to hop on a plane to return from Rome (wife and I went on a honeymoon-ish trip).
I’m planning on making an iPad version of the app very soon; in my testing, I’ve found that the world map view of the news is much more pleasing in landscape mode on the iPad—quite awesome!
I also echo your words on Instapaper and Read it Later – I’ve been an Instapaper subscriber for over a year, and I use it to shuffle articles I want to read from iPhone to iPad to the web—it’s better than my old technique of storing links in a bookmarks folder!
One aside – looks like there’s no link for more information about the app… here you go: http://catholicnewslive.com/about/mobile-app