Extra! Extra! Apple News opens up to all
Apple’s fancy format to finally make Apple News a great app
Apple has opened up Apple News to all publishers and bloggers who wish to promote their stories on the iOS-native platform.
When it first launched, the publishing tools built in to Apple News were limited to Apple’s official partners like the New-York
Times and Wired magazine. Now, these tools have been made available to anyone who wants to publish and monetise their content with Apple’s app.
Apple News Format allows for rich content to be embedded in articles, and enables content creators to access analytics, and to monetise their content through iAds.
Alternatively, publishers can submit RSS feeds, which then push their content directly to the Apple News app. The move comes at a time when other large media players are moving into news. From Facebook Instant Articles to Snapchat Discover, many of Apple’s rivals are seeing the value in publishing and promoting news content.
MacFormat currently publishes stories from its Tumblr blog on the Apple News app. Watch these pages for future updates.
Soon many more media outlets will be delivering their Apple News feeds in a richer Apple News Format.