The Berkeleyside iPhone app can now be yours for free

At Berkeleyside, we are committed to delivering you news about Berkeley wherever it is most convenient for you to receive it — and that includes your phone.

We launched our iPhone app in December 2010 and it was downloadable for $1.99. Today, we are happy to announce that we have made the app free of charge.

The Berkeleyside iPhone app has all the news from Berkeleyside, a tab to find our latest tweets, a neat gallery display of the photos on our Flickr pool and a search function.

Many of our readers also use the app’s citizen reporter capability to send us stories — be it a crime scene they have chanced upon, or a flock of wild turkeys strolling the city’s streets. You can take a photo with your iPhone and then send it directly to us with a note to tell us what’s happening.

If you do install the app on your iPhone, give us feedback. For the moment, we haven’t been able to create an Android app with relative ease, but that could change —  and we hope to be able to offer an iPad app one day too.

And don’t forget the myriad other ways you can keep up with all the Berkeley news, features, profiles and interviews that Berkeleyside publishes every day: you can receive our soon to be redesigned Daily Briefing email by subscribing to it; you can get breaking news on Twitter by following @Berkeleyside; you can subscribe to our RSS feed; and, by “liking” our Facebook page, you get all our regular features as well as supplementary coverage and alerts.

As if that weren’t enough, you can also join the Berkeleyside Flickr pool and share your photos with us; subscribe to our YouTube video channel; and sign up to see all our Storify stories, which tend to be live reports from city meetings or developing events such as elections or sports games.

Berkeleyside is what it is because it’s a genuine community endeavor. We look forward to you joining the conversation if you haven’t already.

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  • John Holland

    Generous and strategic. I’ve just been using “tips@…” from my iPhone, but now I will check out the app!

  • I really enjoy the app. It would be really neat to add an iPad version. :)

  • John Holland

    It would look gorgeous with all the great images.

  • Agree. Anyone know a developer that would like to whip one up for us for free?!

  • Berkeleywalker

    It would be lovely to have the Android version.

  • Heather_W_62

    I second a Droid app.

  • BerkeleyPariah

     I third the droid app

  • Bryan Garcia

    Really cool. Just one constructive criticism: you need to update the graphics for the buttons on the bottom. They appear pixelated on my iPhone 4, meaning they aren’t retina ready. The displays of the iPhone 4, 4S, iPod touch 4th and 5th gen, and the new 3rd gen iPad all have double the old resolution, making graphics that haven’t been updated accordingly look pixelated.

  • mudman

    iPad app! iPad app!

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