Guardian re-launches news app with enhanced features

The Guardian has re-launched its news app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, with a range of enhance features.

The range of enhanced features in the new Guardian news app includes Video content, live football scores & goal alerts, automatic updates for live blogs, reader comments underneath stories, brand new homepage design with multimedia carousel, landscape reading mode, improved trending topics and most-viewed stories.

In the United States, the new Guardian news app for iPhone 2.0 is now available for free, because it will be ad-funded, means the United States readers will now see adverts along with their news.

In the United Kingdom, the new app costs £2.99 for a period of half year and £3.99 for a period of full year. The Guardian's original news app was available for $4 in the United States and for £2.39 in the United Kingdom. Announcing the new app, Janine Gibson, editor of guardian. co. uk said, "The app is essentially guardian. co. uk in your pocket, providing intuitive access to our thought-provoking journalism."

Gibson added that they carefully listened to user suggestions in response to the original news app, and the feedback helped them improve the app dramatically.