Rappler iOS app becomes top news app

Rappler's official app is also No. 14 among the country's bestselling free apps

Rappler.com

2:31:10am February 16, 2013

6:22:34am February 16, 2013

MOBILE. Rappler's iOS app now the No.1 news app. Graphics by Emil Mercado

MOBILE. Rappler's iOS app now the No.1 news app. Graphics by Emil Mercado

MANILA, Philippines (Updated) - A day after its official launch, the Rappler iOS app continues to be the most-downloaded news app in the Philippines iTunes App Store. 

It climbed to the top spot just hours after its release. As of posting, Rappler's official app is also at No. 14 of the bestselling free apps list on the Philippines' iTunes App Store. In the US app store, the Rappler iOS app ranked No. 143 among News apps.

Available as a free download, the app is compatible with iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads running iOS 5.1.1 and higher.

Aside from getting the latest Rappler stories, users can also watch the newscast, web shows, and other videos; vote on the Mood Meter and help crowdsource the mood of the day; share stories on social media; as well as submit tips, stories and photos.  

Download the app, and let us know what you think in the comments below. For comments, questions and bug reports send an email to tech@rappler.com.

Also coming soon: an Android version. - Rappler.com