The undisclosed fee has been awarded by the Google Digital News Initiative to aid with the development of the company’s Perspecs app, which allows readers to see stories from the point of view of up to three rival news sources.
Designed and built in-house by Trinity Mirror’s Product team, Perspecs uses news sources from across the world, from titles such as CNN, GQ and the New York Times.
Examples of how it can be used include the ability to view neutral, left and right-wing political perspectives of the same story, or a home, away or neutral report on a football result.
Darren Sher, head of product for Trinity Mirror Regionals, Apps & Email, said: “The funding and recognition from Google is a huge boost for Perspecs. It opens up a number of opportunities to help us build our audience and further develop the infrastructure and reach of the app.
“Currently the app is in beta, so the funding also enables us to focus on building a more stable, scalable and feature rich product.
“The DNI is about supporting innovative digital journalism which sparks new thinking, so we’re really pleased to be recognised in that bracket.”
Launched earlier this month, Perspecs is available on iOS and Android – uses sources from across the world, from titles such as CNN, GQ and the New York Times.