First Posted: 2/3/2013
Welcome to the future.
The Sunday Dispatch, Greater Pittston's local news source, has launched an application able to be used on computers and tablets using Windows 8 and Window RT.
Nick DeLorenzo, director of Interactive and New Media for Impressions Media, the parent company of the Sunday Dispatch, said the application, commonly called an app, makes it easier than ever to get news about Greater Pittston.
The app offers readers the ability to get news from the Dispatch right from their home screen and start menu. It also allows users to share stories without opening their browser.
The new app was approved by Microsoft last week and went live on Monday.
Anyone with a Windows 8 desktop or Windows 8 or Windows RT Tablet can use the app.
Impressions Media is currently working on iPhone and Android apps for smart phones.
The app is free and available at the Windows store online.
This is just another example of how being part of a much bigger media company allows a small weekly to stay out front, said Ed Ackerman, Dispatch editor. Some 45 years ago, the Dispatch was the first paper in the region to go to offset printing and cold type composition, so we have a history of keeping on the leading edge, but things happen so fast these days we could not offer these options for our readers without the technological support we get from Impressions Media. We are grateful for that and are delighted to deliver the Dispatch via the latest technology. Our website is already a hit and this just adds to our reach.
Launched on October 26, 2012, Windows 8 will be on all new Windows-based computers and Window 8 or Windows RT will be on all Windows-based tablets.
Windows 8 introduces a new style of application, Windows Store apps, which are optimized for touch screen devices.