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LSU Reveille releases iPhone app

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Ellen Kennerly, professional-in-residence at the LSU Reveille, sends along word that the Reveille has released an iPhone app. (link goes to Apple app store) The app was developed after Kennerly approached student developer Logan Leger about working for the Reveille. Leger spent most of the fall developing and tweaking the app while Kennerly went through the process of getting it approved for the app store.

Other college news media have released apps for the iPhone (unsure of any for the Android platform currently), but I am not aware of another student media app that was entirely designed by students. If you know of one, drop a note in the comments, or e-mail me.

Right now, the app features a feed of headlines, an archive search function, the ability to save articles, and current weather conditions for Baton Rouge. It will be interesting to watch what features are added in the future.

“It was fun — except for dealing with Apple — but it was still a blast to see what happens when you take journalists, add web developers and a smidge of nudging and stir …,” Kennerly wrote in an e-mail. “My takeaway as in Atlanta, where we did something similar, is that amazing chemistry explodes when you mix creative technologists and creative journalists.”

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