Got an iPad or tablet? You can try our app for FREE

Reader Katie Teft enjoys the new Boston Standard app on her iPad
Reader Katie Teft enjoys the new Boston Standard app on her iPad

Readers can now enjoy their fix of news from in and around Boston using the latest technology – thanks to our new app for tablet computers.

The app – which is completely free to download and use – is the first of its kind for a newspaper in Lincolnshire and one of the first for a weekly title in the country.

The app takes The Standard onto an exciting new platform to accompany the traditional weekly print format and expanding website – which publishes stories seven days a week.

It is available for the iPad, Android tablet devices and the Kindle Fire – meaning it’s perfect to download on your new Christmas gadget.

The app will bring you all of the latest news, sport, views and entertainment – all in a new easy-to-read format with seven content channels that are regularly updated.

More than 150 people downloaded the app onto their iPads in the first week alone, with many more also getting it for their Android and Kindle Fire devices.

Editor Stephen Stray said: “We’re delighted with our new app and have already had some feedback from readers who are enjoying getting their news on tablet computers in this new format.

“With so many people now enjoying their news through apps such as these we believe it is important that we are at the forefront of the technological changes happening across the media world and are pleased to be able to offer the people of Boston the newest and freshest way of digesting their news.

“We had a really exciting year in 2012, marking the twin national celebrations of the Olympics and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee alongside our own centenary at The Standard so it’s great to be able to start 2013 by launching our app.

“We look forward to delivering all the big news stories from in and around Boston in print, online and on the app.”

As well as all of the great content you already get from our website, there will also be exclusive content especially for the app and we’re keen to hear what you would like to see on there.

The app is really easy to download – just go to your nominated app store and search for the Boston Standard.

Follow the links to download it now on:

on iOS from App Store

Android from Google Play

Amazon Kindle App

We want to hear your views on the new app. Email, write to us on the address on page six or call us on 01205 311433.