The ABC refreshes iOS apps

Users can set an alarm on their iPhone or iPad to wake up with their favourite ABC program

A screenshot of the Wake Up with ABC iPad app.

A screenshot of the Wake Up with ABC iPad app.

In response to customer demand, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has launched refreshed iPhone and iPad apps which allow easier access to ABC programs.

One feature is called Wake up with the ABC which sets an alarm that links the user with either news, sport or weather in 90 seconds, ABC News 24 or a live radio program.

According to ABC managing director Mark Scott, the cleaner interface brings news to the foreground, showcasing radio and TV content.

“Richer article pages allow users easy access to a wide range of content from different ABC sources including text, audio and video,” he said. “This follows an update to the Android version in the last fortnight.”

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The new versions of the ABC apps for iPhone and iPad will support iOS version 4.3 or later and are available now from the App Store. The refreshed Android version will be released to the Google Play marketplace later this year.

The ABC first launched its iOS apps in 2009.

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