This Fall, A New IBEW News Smartphone/Tablet App


August 30, 2013

Two years after the launch of the first IBEW app, the IBEW is putting the finishing touches on a new news app for digital readers.

The new app is being developed in-house, and will bring readers news and video content in a more streamlined interface than the current one.

The new app is easier to navigate and will allow people to see the news summary instantly, instead of having to wait through a splash page, which takes longer to load. Besides the latest videos and selected content from the IBEW Web site and Electrical Worker newspaper, it will also contain an opinion section that includes the officers’ editorials as well as letters to the editor, Local Lines – the newspaper section devoted to dispatches from local unions – and a direct link to allow feedback from readers.

As for the current app, readers should note that it will no longer be updated as of Aug. 31. And the app will no longer be available from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace as of that date.

The new app is being tested for launch this fall.

We will keep readers posted via announcements on the Web site, Facebook, Twitter and the Electrical Worker newspaper.