The launch follows the FT rolling out an iPhone app, last year, which has so far been downloaded 300 000 times, according to the publisher. The new app will only grant access to FT.com‘s limited access model giving unregistered users access to a restricted number of articles per month.
The iPad app allows readers to download a daily digital version of FT for offline reading and for the first time offers video on an FT mobile product. It also features a Markets Data section with macromaps highlighting markets across the world.
Swiss high-end watchmaker Hublot will reportedly be the sole sponsor of the FT’s first iPad App until July 31.