Guardian app for iPhone makes its debut

Guardian iPhone app

Guardian readers will now be able to get their fix of news and comment on the move as the newspaper has launched a dedicated iPhone app.

The application, available from the Apple App Store for 2.39, is the first official Guardian app. It allows users to browse the content relevant to them both on and offline, with innovative search and customisation capabilities and was developed by 2ergo.

"There is no other news app like it on the App Store and the pre-launch feedback has been unbelievably positive," said Emily Bell, director of digital content at Guardian News & Media, in a statement.

"Users can personalise their homepage to get quicker access to the content most relevant to them, browse content offline, effortlessly flip through our stunning photo galleries and access every contributor; from Charlie Brooker to Polly Toynbee. I'm very keen to hear what people think of it."

Jonathon Moore, mobile product manager at the group, added: "We've worked hard to create an

app that offers our growing digital audience a wonderful new way to reach and interact with the Guardian on their iPhone and iPod Touch, and we're proud to introduce an important new addition to our digital portfolio. Key themes in the development were speed, customisation, a great design and ease of navigation, and we believe we've created the world's best content-based experience, in your pocket, wherever you are."

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.