Pinterest Releases iPad App, New iPhone App Update

Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social networking sites and one can attribute this rapid growth to just how much fun it is to pin photos while also sharing your thoughts along with these images. It’s a vision board for the digital age.

But despite its popularity, Pinterest has been quite slow in its development of apps users can install on their device of choice. For the longest time, it only released an app for the iPhone. But last Tuesday, Pinterest finally got with the program and announced that the release of Pinterest apps for the iPad and Android while providing a new update for the iPhone app. The announcement of the new apps comes a week after Pinterest moved away from its invitation-only model and now allows for anyone to sign up for the service.

An iPad Pinterest app is a welcome development because Apple’s marketing leading tablet is the most ideal environment for such a visual medium as Pinterest. The new iPad app takes advantage of the iPad’s larger screen with images appearing a little bigger and with a wider grid that shows more photos. Users can just swipe the screen to resume browsing the internet after they have viewed a board. There is also an embedded browser that will let users see what other people are pinning on their own boards.

The new update for the iPhone Pinterest app is also relatively significant, especially with the introduction of a new two-column view that give users more information onscreen.

You can now download the iPad and iPhone apps from the App Store. Users who installed the iPhone app on their iPads can just update the app.

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