Financial Times was one of the first establishments to challenge Apple’s hegemony over the app world and went the HTML 5 way. With India’s growing clout in the world economy, FT has decided to bet on Indian content (who isn’t) and decided to provide India its own space.
Financial Times iPad app can be downloaded to your iPad by following the 2-step process
- Open Safari. Go to this url : app.ft.com/india. The app will take some time to down the latest stories and few settings.
- Once open, you will be presented with the Safari browser settings, pointing to a curved arrow. Hit the arrow to open up a scroll down list and pick Add to Home Screen from the list.
That’s it. Your FT India App should be on one of your screens.
Financial Times iPad app feels like any other iOS native app. The home page is a easy little layout with its famous background color. Clicking on the story will take you to the actual story, with options to share and also to choose your font size. There is an option called Menu at the top right corner, to scroll through various sections.
The app provides neat layout to read as it doesn’t have any ads, providing an experience at par with the native apps. FT app probably provides a much better experience than ad ridden native news apps . Reading is a pleasure and interruption free.
You can browse through all the free stories available for the day. If you are fan, like I am, you can go ahead and register to open up some more goodies. If you want it all, you can always subscribe and get unlimited access to the content.
The only thing which was missing for me was the Read it Later option. There is none provided and if you launch from the app, the browser’s reading list option isn’t visible either. There will not be any push notifications.