It's a good day for Windows Phone users as they can now download an official version of the WSJ Live for their devices (as opposed to the half dozen clones). The Wall Street Journal is quite the major publication and follows other recent releases on Windows Phone including TIme Magazine and the Daily Beast in offering high quality official apps.
The app is an interesting twist on the WSJ as this is the online "Live" branded version meaning all of the content is in video. In other words, instead of typical WSJ articles, you're getting news segments that last anywhere from 30 seconds to nearly 5 minutes in length. We just fired it up and was rather impressed with the quality of the video (over LTE of course) and the content presented. Think of this as a mini-TV news app rather than the proper WSJ.
"WSJ Live: Original Programming, Live and On Demand from The Wall Street Journal. WSJ Live brings you live news and on-demand video directly from 2,000 reporters across the globe. With over 4.5 hours of live programming a day, you can stay on top of the latest in news, elections, markets, tech, opinion, lifestyle. You can also access the entire video archive of The Wall Street Journal."
- Tune in for Daily Scheduled Programming:
- News Hub: Breaking Economics News
- Markets Hub: Complete Markets Coverage
- Campaign Journal: Live Election Coverage
- Lunch Break: Today’s Headlines plus the ‘Business of Life’
- Digits: Breaking Tech News
- Mean Street: Breaking Business News
- Opinion Journal: Political Commentary
- Off Duty: The Latest in Lifestyle
Overall it should do a lot for the Windows Phone platform to have the Dow Jones & Company, Inc. behind it. Let us know in comments your thoughts on the app. [Note: the link just went live, so it may not appear on all servers just yet. World wide availability is not yet known]
Pick up the official WSJ.com app for Windows Phone here in the Marketplace.