TMG develops news app for Google Android

Amidst the US availability of the first Google Android-based handset and its imminent arrival on a T-Mobile handset on these shores, the publishers of the Telegraph newspaper have unveiled they've been hiding an application up their sleeve.

The Telegraph Media Group (TMG) which reckons it is the first UK publisher to launch an application for Android is offering free software that people can download from the Android Marketplace in order to get their mobile fix of the newspaper's website.

"We're delighted to be the only UK provider in the Android Marketplace at launch," said Paul Cheesbrough, TMG's chief information officer (CIO). "Mobile access to our content and products is a growing part of our offering, and Android provides us with a rich and innovative platform to reach our customers."

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.