AOL has released a new iPad app today that brings together its mail, weather, news, and video services. As mentioned, this application is strictly an iPad application. AOL also recently showed it is also planing on an attempt at taking over the Google Reader crowd with its currently-in-beta AOL Reader. The beta is currently private, so you have to request an invite to it, but hopefully with Google Reader ending at the end of the month, AOL will have something ready to launch. This application looks like something that was in the making for a while, and is most likely a response to the flood of new and/or improved applications that have been coming out of Yahoo and Google. Here is the feature list that is in the iTunes description:
• Discover the latest stories and videos in an engaging news stream format
• Connect and share via AOL Mail, Facebook and Twitter
• Choose the news categories that matter most to you by customizing your stream
• Save articles and videos to read, watch and share at your leisure
• Delight in the featured news stream as it reflects your personal news interests over time
The application, which is available for free on that App Store, has content from all the AOL networks including the likes of Engadget, and you can share to all the usual social networks – Twitter, Facebook, and obviously you can email them using the AOL mail service that is included in the app. There is no available iPhone version of the application at this moment, however it could be something that is in the works. Hopefully AOL can follow Yahoo’s example and start rebuilding now. Get the app here: AOL for iPad.
What do you think? Do you like the new app? Are you still an AOL customer? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.