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NewsOK TV app worth a spot on your home screen

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm •  Published: December 8, 2011

The NewsOK TV app in the iTunes store might be the coolest app we have that we don’t talk about enough.

We’ve had it for quite a while — well over a year, I know. But our latest update (released in the iTunes store on Nov. 29) really makes it a nice addition to your phone. We added push notifications to the app, allowing users to get a note when we add a new video.

The iPhone notifications are pretty handy. It sounds like a pain, I know … getting an alert every time something changes on your phone. But these notifications are subtle enough not to annoy you and useful enough to make it worth the effort. The cool thing is that when Dave Morris‘ NewsOK TV crew adds freshly edited video to the website, I know about it while I’m messing around with my phone. I’m now much more likely to be informed and entertained. And that’s useful to me as a news consumer.

The notifications are really nice, but the app is easy-to-use, too. It’s a different way to ingest your news and information on your mobile device, that’s for sure. Rather than a lot of pesky reading and scrolling, it’s a relaxing watch and listen. And trust me, we produce enough video, that you get a wide sample of information just from the NewsOK TV app.

And our final cool feature worth mentioning? It’s the upload your video process. We know it’s cool because we’ve used it a live testing to get a video we shot from the field into our system for editing.

It works for us, so it can work for you, too. Shoot some video with your phone, then upload it to use through the app. You can even slice the beginning or the end off the video with an easy edit process in the app.

Trust me, if you shoot some breaking news and share it with us, you’ll likely go worldwide within minutes.

Download the app and use it. Before long, it won’t be our best-kept secret.

 

 

by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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