The Australian’s iPad app notches up 4,500 downloads

News Corp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has revealed The Australian’s iPad app has had 4,500 downloads just one week after its launch.  

Murdoch made the announcement, which has been confirmed by a News Limited spokesman in Australia, at The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital D8 conference held in the US.

The Australian’s app, which is priced at $4.99 a month, launched on May 28, on the same day the iPad was released in the local market.

In results for other News Corp media properties, Murdoch said the Wall Street Journal app now has 10,000 customers. They pay US$17.29 a month or is free to subscribers of its newspaper and website.

Sales for News Corp’s app for The Times in the UK reached 5,000 in its first three days since launch last Friday.

In Australia, Fairfax is also due to launch an iPad app for its titles The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The publisher has today officially launched an app for its Sport & Style magazine, available for $2.49.

Meanwhile overseas, Guardian News & Media said its Guardian Eyewitness photography app has seen 90,000 downloads since iPad’s launch in the US, while The Finanacial Times said its free app has had 130,000 downloads.


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