[nfbwatlk] Fwd: NFB-NEWSLINEÂ® Mobile App 2.0 is Here!
k7uij at panix.com
Thu Dec 20 18:43:00 UTC 2012
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> From: Scott White <swhite at nfb.org>
> Date: December 20, 2012, 9:16:49 PST
> To: Mike Freeman <k7uij at panix.com>
> Subject: NFB-NEWSLINEÂ® Mobile App 2.0 is Here!
> We are pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App 2.0 is now in the Apple App Store for you to download. We have made several improvements and smoothed out some of the bugs that appeared after the iOS 6.0 update was released by Apple. Now you should have a better user experience and access to some of the other information provided by NFB-NEWSLINE®.
> Now you can receive your emergency weather alerts right on your iPhone with the NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App. If there is a weather alert for your area, and your address and zip code is up to date on your NFB-NEWSLINE® account, you will hear a message saying weather alert when you launch your NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile app, and you will feel your iPhone vibrate. Just double tap on the weather alert button when you hear the alert, and you can read the entire weather alert on your iPhone. Please keep in mind that only the iPhone will vibrate, since only the iPhone has the built-in vibration motor. Those of you running the NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App on an iPad or an iPod will only receive the voice alert without the vibration. If you want to get just the vibration alert without the voice alert, you can turn off the voice alert for weather alerts in the settings menu. If you need to update your address and zip code, you can call 1-866-504-7300, or e-mail nfbnewsline-ios at nfb.org.
> We have also added a Messages section, so that you may read the latest announcements and information that we post on NFB-NEWSLINE®. We put up messages from time to time to inform our subscribers about latest enhancements and changes to NFB-NEWSLINE®, and these can be read from the Messages section in the NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App. The Messages button will appear under the welcome message on your home screen. Please note that messages will only appear if you have active Internet service through a Wi-Fi connection or your mobile carrier. You can also read more extensively about these new changes and enhancements to NFB-NEWSLINE® in the Messages section.
> We have made other small improvements and changes to the NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App that will enhance your user experience. For example, now you can update your subscriptions in the subscriptions section without any problems, and the jump to channel on-screen keyboard in the TV listings has been improved so that now you get the numeric keypad when typing in a channel number instead of the full QWERTY keyboard.
> Once again, we would like to remind you that we have added two new publications in a new category labeled Breaking News Online. These are the Huffington Post, a very well-known online site, and CNN, which is part of Turner Broadcasting Systems cable news network.
> The Breaking News Online category can be found by first selecting the Publications button off the home screen of the app, and then selecting Publication Options toward the bottom of the screen. Finally, select the Publication Groups button to see a list of available groups including the new Breaking News Online category. Optionally, to add the online breaking news publications to your favorites list or your subscriptions list on the NFB-NEWSLINE® App, just go to Settings, and then select either Manage Favorites or Manage Subscriptions, depending on which you want to add it to, then select either the Add to Favorites button at the bottom of the screen, or the Add to Subscriptions button, and pick the publication that you want to add from the list.
> In order to update your NFB-NEWSLINE® App, just go to the App store, then to the Updates tab, and you should see NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile as one of the applications listed as ready to update. Select the update button, and it should start to download the new version of the app on to your device.
> Please enjoy the new enhancements to the NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App, and give us your feedback by e-mail at swhite at nfb.org, or call our comment line at 410-505-5896 and leave us a voice message.
> The NFB-NEWSLINE® Team
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