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Press Release Launches New iPad App for Local Staten Island News, Weather, Sports and More

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Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 has launched a new iPad app, with real-time local news, sports, entertainment, business, and opinion articles, photos and classifieds.

The iPad app features content from Staten Island’s leading news and information properties including and the Staten Island Advance.

The free app is available in the iTunes App Store. It was developed and launched with Advance Digital and Verve Wireless.

" has become the go-to place for Staten Islanders to find the local information they need every day," said Bill Huus, managing editor, Staten Island Advance. "This new app should make those visits even more rewarding for all our iPad users.”

The app includes a bold, photo-driven home screen that automatically arranges top stories into an attractive, dynamic layout. Articles automatically adjust to portrait or landscape orientation. Article pages feature a clean look, with adjustable text size, and saving and sharing functions through Facebook, Twitter and iMessage.

“I am pleased to see that our mobile offerings have expanded yet again—giving our users another option for accessing information and media that is important to them on,” said Barbara Chodos, general manager of “Plus, the layout, quality and sharing capabilities of the new iPad app, makes the user experience more enjoyable. This is meeting its readers’ needs.”

Articles with multiple photos automatically generate photo galleries. Intuitive swiping gestures quickly move the reader from one page to another. A convenient pop-up “More Articles” tray shows the 20 most recent stories in a section. Articles are downloaded and stored locally in the app for fast access, even when offline.

Content on the app includes news coverage of local communities throughout Staten Island, high school sports, local pro and college teams; entertainment coverage of TV, movies, music and the local arts scene; and photo galleries and obituaries. There’s also local advertising and links to classifieds listings of jobs, autos, and homes for sale and rent.

Download the iPad app from the App Store here.

About, an affiliate of Advance Digital, Inc., is the leading local website for news and information throughout Staten Island featuring the latest Staten Island news, business, sports, travel, weather, traffic, shopping and entertainment information. In addition, has a comprehensive business listings directory, as well as local classified listings for jobs, homes, apartment rentals and autos. is powered by the Staten Island Advance.

About Staten Island Advance
The Staten Island (NY) Advance is the flagship newspaper of Advance Publications, Inc., having been purchased in 1922 by S.I. Newhouse Sr., the first of more than two dozen papers he bought. It services New York City's most suburban borough, the only one with its own daily newspaper. Besides providing its readers with neighborhood-based local news, it proudly sponsors many community events and programs. The Advance is celebrating its 125th anniversary year in 2011.

About Advance Digital
Advance Digital, Inc., based in Jersey City, NJ, provides digital information and connection solutions for local consumers and businesses. The company operates 11 media properties across the U.S. that are the number one local news, information and community hubs in the markets they serve. The sites include,,,,,,,,,, and

About Verve Wireless
Verve monetizes local mobile media. Our solutions help local media companies monetize their mobile inventory and enable advertisers to reach a valuable, premium audience where they live, work and play. Over 1000 local publishers use the Verve platform to manage their mobile advertising businesses and help make their sales teams more effective. In addition, we bring incremental revenue to our publishers through our relationships with national advertisers, who value the Verve network’s high quality local media companies, including the mobile outlets of recognized local media brands as well as newer digital-only local and hyper-local publishers. It is a brand-safe, editorially-driven, high-quality and transparent environment with market-leading targeting, creative and reporting capabilities. Only Verve has assembled such an extensive national footprint of high quality local media. Verve is located in San Diego, CA and Washington DC. For more information, visit


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