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New Gazette app will offer faster, easier access to news

April 6, 2014 Updated: April 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm
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The Gazette celebrates the 20th year of its website Sunday by unveiling a new mobile application designed to help readers gain faster access to stories.

The free app, available on Apple and Android devices, allows readers to select story alerts by either topic or author, said Stephanie Weber, Gazette director of information technology.

"The updated technology allows the reader to choose notifications so they never miss a food story by Teresa Farney, for example," Weber said.

Readers can also browse the areas of the app that display favorite topics - economic indicators, crime stories, sports stories about the Rockies or Avalanche, as well as the most recent published stories.

The app allows readers to access stories from the home screen of their device without having to open a browser or wait for an email alert.

Stories will now be easier to read, Weber said.

"We've redesigned the app with bigger photos and easier-to-read fonts. Readers can be informed while on the go and still have a pleasant experience."

Gazette Publisher Dan Steever said the new app's faster service will be especially important during catastrophes, such as wildfires and floods.

Simply put, he said, the application is an expansion of the paper's mission: To deliver "the news you want, when you want it, the way you want it."

"Younger people in the community and those who are always on the go are using mobile platforms more and more, and we are responding to that need," Steever said.

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