Regional publisher Newsquest has created apps at ten of its newspaper titles for a new tablet which has only just been launched in the UK.
Owners of the Kindle Fire and Fire HD can now download digital replica editions of the newspapers after Newsquest partnered with technology company PageSuite to develop the apps.
The publisher believes it is the first in the regional press to create apps for the Kindle Fire devices, after their launch towards the end of October.
Roger Green, managing director of Newsquest Digital Media, said: “Having seen success with iPhone and iPad newspaper apps, our Kindle Fire apps follow the same publishing work-flow to deliver a consistent reader experience on this important new platform.
“Launching this soon after the Fire’s UK debut ensures that readers can enjoy our titles on the new Amazon devices from the word go, and so generate good subscription and advertising interest during the Christmas season.”
Other titles where the apps are now available from the Kindle Newsstand are the Sutton Guardian, Worcester News, Stourbridge News, Hampshire Sports Pink, Colchester Daily Gazette, The Swindon Advertiser and the Southend, Basildon and Castlepoint Echo.
Subscribers to the apps can view full-colour digital replicas of each of the Newsquest titles from early on the day of publication.
Costs for the Kindle Fire apps follow existing price plans for Newsquest’s iPad and iPhone apps, which include a mixture of free and paid-for packages, starting from £4.99 per month.
Ross Murphy, managing director of PageSuite said “We are proud to be Newsquest’s mobile and tablet app development partner. We believe that the Kindle Fire will be an exciting opportunity for many Newsquest brands and their readers.”