Going wider with our visual storytelling app
By Jassim Ahmad
We have just launched an update to The Wider Image app for iPad – an award-winning interactive experience showcasing visual insights by Reuters photographers. Thanks for your enthusiasm and feedback, which has helped drive these enhancements. Here is what’s new:
Our #1 reader request. You can now share stories and photographer profiles through Facebook and Twitter. Your friends and followers will be able to preview the story and read the full photographer profile, for example Lucas Jackson.
The share pages adapt to screen size, so they work across smartphones, tablets and desktops. When sharing stories on Twitter, your story tweets can expand to show the main image.
Four ways to discover
The toolbar now offers four views to navigate the collection:
– Latest – view the most recent stories added to the app
– Explore – browse the entire collection through a world map and timeline
– Profiles – access over 160 photographer profiles and their stories
– My View – reflect on your favorite stories and see new stories from the photographers and countries you follow
We have also made several minor design tweaks to put an even greater emphasis on content and to facilitate your navigation through it.
If you haven’t seen them already, don’t miss the Country Profiles. From any story, tap the location to compare the country you are looking at with your own through a data visualization.
Since it launched six months ago, the Wider Image has received 10 awards from Best App at Pictures of the Year International to 1st Prize for Tablet at the Best of Photojournalism Awards. The app is also shortlisted for Best Visual Design for Mobile at the forthcoming Webby Awards. Cast your vote now for the People’s Voice Award.
As we continue to push the app further, don’t hesitate to share your ideas and thoughts by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @jassima.
Get the app from the App Store for iPad.