To accommodate those readers, The New York Times launched an "experimental" web app on Tuesday built specifically for viewing in the web browsers of iPad devices. Users can save the app to their home screens by going to app.nytimes.com and selecting "Add to Home" in Safari.
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Unlike the NYT app available in the App Store, which offers a selection of top news items to anyone who downloads it, only subscribers with tablet access can view content on the web app.
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The layout is less complex: Stories are stacked vertically, with a headline, byline, lede and photo thumbnail (see photos, below). It is difficult, therefore, to pick out the most important news items quickly. Users must scroll to read a full story, whereas the iPad app is paginated. There's also no way to save articles for reading later, though most of the same sharing options (e-mail, Facebook and Twitter) are available.
The web app certainly improves upon the experience offered by NYTimes.com on iPad, which requires a lot of pinching and swiping to navigate. But it offers little to subscribers who already access the NYT through the native app available in the App Store.
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