The Washington Post has finally launched an official app for Android and is available for free from the Android Market. Fans of the popular paper can now read their favorite columnists on-the-go in a native app rather than being forced to go to the website.
Here are the main features:
- Breaking news alerts
- A dedicated photo section that includes galleries and photo essays
- Metro, traffic and weather info for local users in the CD metro area. The metro alerts include real-time arrival times and the traffic info allows you to view live traffic cams to see which route to take. (If you've ever been in DC at rush hour, you'll know how important this is)
- Ability to share articles easily by SMS, email or to Twitter, Google+ or Facebook
It took a long-time for a dedicated Washington Post app to come to Android, but it seems it was worth the wait. The app provides a really nice experience for those seeking easy access to articles and news from their mobile device. As mentioned above, it is available for free from the Android Market, see the links after the break. If you have questions or concerns about the app, see our Android App Forum.