We launched our first mobile app
last month, a dedicated bit-tech
site reader for Android phones. It aimed to make the site easy to read on the go, with has a host of mobile-focussed features.
While we were happy with the app's design and features, and decided to sell it as a paid download, priced at £1.79, a lot of you commented that you'd prefer a free, ad-supported version instead. This month, we're happy to announce just that. Today we're launching a new version of the app which is free to download
, and like bit-tech
itself, is ad-supported.
The new version of the app has all the same great features of the original version. That means it optimises the forums for easy use on your phone, thanks to Tapatalk integration, so you can keep up to date with the latest discussions as well as being able to join in and add your comments on news stories.
Combined with this of course, is touchscreen phone optimised navigation for the site from the same app. The app doesn't auto-load images to ensure articles load faster over 3G and to get to the stuff that matters even quicker, you can add sections of the site to your favourite list, or favourite individual articles if you want to come back to them quickly at a later point. As you'd expect it's easy to share bit-tech
content via Facebook, Twitter, email and all the other social network services the cool kids are using these days. The app also features built-in support for the mighty bit-tech
The original bit-tech
app will remain in the store for £1.79
for those of you who prefer to browse the site without adverts. If you've got an Android phone, please do check one or other of the bit-tech
apps out, and if you like them, leave us a nice review. It's the best way for new people to discover the app and bit-tech
The new app is available for free in the Android marketplace now; please check it out and let us know what you think
. We're keen to develop these apps, so your feedback will come in very handy.