The Financial Times (FT) has launched its web-based mobile app for India
In its continuous attempt to hasten reader engagement and providing access to latest Indian and international business news, The Financial Times (FT) has launched its web-based mobile app for India.
Available currently on ios, android and blackberry OS, the FT is planning to extend it to the Windows platform as well.
The FT claims that FT Android app (BETA) is optimized for phones and tablets, giving you the best FT experience available on all the Android versions, irrespective of the device you are using. The FT app can be downloaded instantly from the Android Market either on your device or from your desktop. Ironically, as it would seem to many, only the BETA version is launched as of now because of the multitude android versions available in the market, and FT claims of not having completed the testing on all versions. Also, The FT app for Android is designed for devices running Android 2.2 or higher (for phones) and 3.1 and above (for tablets).
So, you can now have access to an entire world of financial information on your mobile phone. And yes, if you already have a username and password created for a digital subscription, it can be used within the app. FT has also provisioned for creating the credentials for the app online now, in their official website.
As per standard FT protocols, the app is free to download. An FT.com subscription will be required though for full access, just like the official website demands. Non-registered users can still go for the headlines and watch the videos, but users need to register in order to read articles. Once registered, you can access up to 10 articles for free every 30 days. You can also set up a portfolio to track on FT.com, register for email alerts and other features on the official website. The portfolio feature is available to registered users or subscribers who have previously set up a portfolio on FT.com. You will not yet be able to set up a new portfolio via the application. Standard subscribers receive full, unmetered access to all content except the FT’s Lex columns. A premium subscription allows full access to all content.