For business and blogger community, Apple’s latest announcements on iOS 9 in WWDC 2015 are something valuable. Among some major announcements, Apple also declared its News app. This new update has replaced the older Newsstand from the screen.
In its official release, Apple says, “News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. News follows over a million topics and pulls relevant stories based on your specific interests that can be easily shared or saved for later – without compromising your privacy. News is powered by the new custom-designed Apple News Format™, a digital publishing format that allows publishers to create beautiful layouts.”
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said, “News seamlessly delivers the articles you want to read in a beautiful and uncluttered format, while respecting your privacy, because Apple doesn’t share your personal data.” He further added, “We already have nearly 20 publishers representing more than 50 titles joining us, including Condé Nast, ESPN, The New York Times, Hearst, Time Inc., CNN and Bloomberg.”
Moreover, Apple News Format lets publishers create stories that look beautiful and take advantage of the full power of iOS. Content can include photos and galleries, audio, video, maps and rich interactions such as parallax and animation. When publishers create their stories for News, content comes alive with custom fonts and intuitive Multi-Touch™ gestures. Apple News Format automatically customizes the layout for each screen size, so News content looks great on both iPhone and iPad.
If you want to publish something on the News, you can follow a simple process.
Step #1: First off, visit Apple’s News Publisher.
Step #2: Sign in using the Apple ID you want to link with your publication on News.
Step #3: Agree to Apple’s End User License Agreement for News.
Step #4: Now, fill in your personal information including the name of your publication, address, phone number and other details.
Step #5: Next, you will be asked to select your channel name, web address, upload logo, and select your primary audience, languages and specific territories.
Step #6: Apple News also gives you an option of creating multiple channels for your publication. To create new channel, click on the name of your existing channel in the toolbar News Publisher, and then click on “Create New Channel.”
Until the Apple adds publishing tools later this year, you can add your website’s RSS feed to the News Publisher portal.