The Halifax, Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald’s recently redesigned app has been named by Apple Canada’s App Store editorial team as one of the six best apps in its category for
2013. Apple announced Wednesday that the recently-enhanced Chronicle Herald app—officially launched on December 12 and redesigned for iOS 7—is one of six apps awarded in the “Best of
Newsstand” iPad app category in Apple’s Canadian App Store. The other apps recognized by Apple in the same category include Montreal’s La Presse+, the New York Times, Martha
Stewart Living, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Vanity Fair.
The Chronicle Herald is Canada’s last family-owned independent major city daily newspaper. I’m a newspaper fan, and personally still prefer to read my daily newspaper, which in my case has
been the Chronicle-Herald for most of the past 50-odd years, in its print edition. It arrives in the box at the end of our driveway six days a week at about 6:00 AM. I figure hard copy
newspapers are on the bubble (the C-H recently dropped its Sunday edition), and I intend to enjoy them as long as they’re available, but this in one honey of a newspaper reader app—an object lesson
in how to configure a great one, as Apple evidently recognized. (Full disclosure: freelance op-ed commentaries of mine have occasionally been published by the C-H.)