SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

August 11, 2011 20:00 ET

The San Francisco Chronicle App for iPad® Introduces San Francisco 49ers Section

The Section in the iPad News App Provides Users With the Latest 49ers Reporting and Information in One Convenient, High-Impact Package

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 11, 2011) - The San Francisco Chronicle, the Bay Area's leading source of local news and advertising information, has added a section devoted to the San Francisco 49ers to its app for iPad. Users can now get the latest information about the 49ers as the team and Coach Jim Harbaugh prepare for the upcoming season. Once the season begins, extensive coverage will preview, recap each game, and report changes to the player and coaching roster and provide high-impact photography.

The 49ers section provides all of the stories, features and expert commentary that readers expect from The Chronicle's team of columnists and reporters. In addition, the section provides the Niner Insider Blog, a 49ers notebook that recaps all of the important developments surrounding the team and a variety of photo galleries and multimedia features.

The iPad newspaper app is an extension of The Chronicle's award-winning, in-depth coverage that readers have come to expect from the Bay Area's leading news source. Stories, features and photos are optimized for the iPad to give users a richer, more visually dynamic presentation of the daily news.

"As the 49ers start preparation for the upcoming NFL season, we are pleased to be able to offer our iPad users an expanded section with the news and information important to this rabid fan base," said Ward Bushee, executive vice president and editor of The Chronicle.

The 49ers section is just the latest in a series of enhancements that have been made to the iPad app. This includes the debut of an afternoon edition with a comprehensive update at 4:00 p.m. each weekday which began on Monday, Aug. 1 and the addition of more than 20 comics.

With the iPad news app, newspaper and iPad subscribers have the benefit of being able to read exclusive content and columns from The Chronicle's staff of reporters and columnists before they are posted online. Their paid subscriptions give immediate access to these premium features every day of the week, including Sunday with its extensive features about food and wine, home and garden, travel, and style.

The San Francisco Chronicle App for iPad is available free to subscribers. Other users can enjoy 14 days free. After the free, 14-day period, a monthly subscription is $5.99. Annual subscriptions are also available for $59.99, which is like getting two months for free. Download the San Francisco Chronicle App for iPad from the App Store or at www.sfgate.com/ipad.

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