EYE.ca Releases Canadian Newspaper Search iPhone App, EYE Canada

EYE Canada is the only mobile app that allows you to search across all Canadian daily newspapers and Tweet the results.
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Nov. 5, 2010 - PRLog -- EYE.ca announced the worldwide release of their iPhone application, EYE Canada. The iPhone application enables users to search for articles by key words across all major Canadian daily newspapers. This is the only mobile app providing this functionality, saving mobile users time by eliminating the need to load several newspaper apps or websites to scan for the specific topics they are looking for.

Not only does the EYE Canada app allow searching, but also viewing of the found articles. Moreover, the app enables simple one-click sharing of any found article: by E-mail, by web link cut/paste, or via a Twitter post.

“It is this emphasis on sharing articles, particularly using Twitter, that truly puts this mobile app apart,” said Ralph Baddour, EYE.ca founder. “A March 2010 Pew Internet study revealed that 75% of those who get their news online receive information via forwarded E-mails or posts on social networking sites. The EYE Canada app now takes news sharing to your iPhone.”

“EYE Canada is the ideal mobile app for a journalist on the go,” said Rachel McHollister, a Toronto journalist and EYE.ca Op-Ed contributor. “If I’m looking for stories on a particular topic, I can quickly find them in one search.”

As other mobile news applications released to date follow the old paradigm of content aggregation, finding topical content means having to drill down sequentially by publication, section and date. EYE Canada is the first mobile app to allow true mining of all Canadian newspaper content.

EYE Canada’s full functionality includes:

  * Search by key words across all major Canadian daily newspapers;
  * Built-in web browser to view found newspaper articles;
  * One-click sharing of newspaper article web links via E-mail, Cut/Paste and Twitter;
  * Automatic web link shortening using the EYE.ca URL shortener;

Device Requirements:

  * Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

EYE Canada is available for download in the Apple App Store:

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The primary missions of EYE.ca (http://eye.ca) are to improve access to journalism from Canadian sources and promote citizen engagement in current events by facilitating article sharing.
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