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iPhone app provides another way to stay informed

October 23, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

FAIRMONT - For generations, the Sentinel has provided a comprehensive daily report of happenings in the Fairmont area. Adding an Apple OS application is the latest media the newspaper is using to reach readers when and where they want their news.

The app joins the printed newspaper and All three are unique products, providing news and special features unique to the media.

The huge popularity of the Apple iPhone and iPad pushed us to develop the app for them first. The combined traffic our website gets from the two devices is far more than from all other mobile devices combined. All mobile users, including those on Apple devices, still will be able to access our site using a web browser. Content to our main site, to our mobile site located at and to our new app is updated daily.

Visiting our website with any device running the Apple OS system will trigger a screen urging readers to download the app. You also can search for "Sentinel" in the app store. You can also visit and be redirected to the correct site.

With the app, readers can read stories, write comments, search and take polls.

"We are please to extend the reach of our award-winning and trusted newspaper to our readers, who have long depended on us to let them know what is happening in their community, said Publisher Gary Andersen. "The addition of the iPhone app gives us yet another way to serve our readers."



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