SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

September 09, 2011 18:00 ET, the Online Home of the San Francisco Chronicle, Releases Free Smart Phone App

The Free, Smart Phone News App Showcases the Content Offered on SFGate for iPhone® and Android™

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 9, 2011) -, the Bay Area's most-read local news website, has released a free application for use on the iPhone® and Android™. Users can experience the great content and features from, the online home of the San Francisco Chronicle, for free by downloading the app from the App Store or Android Market.

The app is an extension of SFGate's varied up-to-the-minute content that has made it the most-visited local news site in the Bay Area. Stories, features and photos are optimized for smart phones to give users instant access to the news and information that's most important to them.

"The SFGate app offers everything from breaking news to celebrity gossip to real-time traffic information in an enhanced format that will make it easier to access news on-the-go," said Mark Adkins, president of The Chronicle and "The app will further expand our rapidly growing audience and help deliver superior results for advertisers."

Content features of the SFGate app include:

  • up-to-the-minute stories
  • in-depth special reports
  • unbeatable local sports coverage
  • the best regional listings
  • cutting-edge entertainment coverage
  • website-only features by the SFGate and San Francisco Chronicle's news teams
  • the ability to share stories and photos through Facebook, Twitter and email

Download the SFGate app for iPhone® by visiting The SFGate app for Android™ is available at

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The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area's leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award-winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online home,, the San Francisco Chronicle reaches 1.8 million Bay Area adults each week.

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