The Gospel Coalition is pleased to announce our new apps for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. With more than 20 million website views, 13 million Facebook interactions, and 3.5 million video views so far in 2011, TGC created these apps in response to the way we observed you using our site with mobile devices. In other words, they are not meant to simply duplicate the desktop experience—-searching the database or doing research, for example. Instead, we hope this provides an easy way to find the latest and most popular content on the go—-especially video.
The apps are designed to help you follow the various feeds we use to populate our website. For example, you can access the Right Now section for the latest news or individual blogs such as TGC Voices, Justin Taylor, or Kevin DeYoung (other blogs coming soon). You an also access book reviews, videos, tweets and other types of content. The iPad app stands out in terms of design and usability, especially for watching videos.
So download the app and let us know what you think. We know there is a lot of room for improvement, but this is just a first step—-a desire to serve you with a better mobile experience. In the next update, we will be providing access to new content as well as adding other handy tools like a share feature. Note: the Android app will not include the completed overview screen for two more months. Instead, it will feature the TGC Voices blog as a default.
Check out the images below for a preview of what the app looks like. We hope you like it!