Al Jazeera launches Windows Phone 8 apps

Al Jazeera Media Network has launched new Windows Phone 8 apps for its growing mobile audiences.

The new apps will provide users with full-featured news from the most popular sections of the Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic websites – with free access to 24 hour live broadcasts and the latest current affairs programmes.

The Windows Phone 8 apps were built in close partnership with Nokia and Microsoft.  The apps receive up-to-minute information as well as an innovative My Topics feature that allows users to personalise the way they receive the news – following people, places, organisations and the topics they care about the most.  The Windows Phone 8 apps also introduce parallax scrolling to provide deeper interactivity, engagement, and context for every story through video, related content and high imagery that is pannable using common gestures already familiar to Windows Phone users.

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