Falkirk Herald app gives you news at your fingertips

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  • Launch builds on success of website
  • App is free and easy to download
  • Available on both iPhone and android

The Falkirk Herald is giving readers yet another way to find out what’s happening in their town or village with the launch of a new app.

The Falkirk Herald is giving readers yet another way to find out what’s happening in their town or village with the launch of a new app.

The number of readers choosing mobiles to engage with us has risen significantly

Gordon Holmes

The newspaper has served the local community for 170 years but understands that more and more people are looking to access local news in different ways.

We have in excess over 17,000 in our Facebook family while more than 8000 people follow our main Twitter account.

And our website continues to go from strength to strength with a 150 per cent increase in both unique users and page views last year.

However, with people increasingly using mobile devices we want to make it as easy as possible for them to get instant access to news and sports updates.

And that’s where our new app comes in.

It contains all the articles featured on our website, but packages them in a way that makes them far easier to read on your phone or tablet.

And the best news of all is that it’s completely free to download, with no annoying in app purchases required either.

Digital editor Gordon Holmes said: ‘‘Modern technology gives us the ability to see instantly how many people are accessing our websites and what devices they are using to do that.

‘‘The number of readers choosing mobiles to engage with us – whether it be iPhone or android – has risen significantly over the past couple of years and shows no sign of slowing down.’’

‘‘That’s why we’ve launched the app which I’m sure will prove extremely popular.’’

There’s more good news on the horizon with our new website expected to be launched in April.

It couldn’t be easier to download the new Falkirk Herald app.

It’s available on all android phones and tablets, as well as iPhones and iPads.

All you need to do is go into your App Store or Play Store and search for ‘Falkirk Herald’.

Our app will be the first one in the list. Just click on the icon and follow the instructions to install it.

Remember, there is no need to enter any payment details as the app is completely free to download and use.

You can trawl through the sections by swiping the screens or clicking on the main menu. It couldn’t be easier to download the new Falkirk Herald app.

It’s available on all android phones and tablets, as well as iPhones and iPads.

All you need to do is go into your App Store or Play Store and search for ‘Falkirk Herald’.

Our app will be the first one in the list. Just click on the icon and follow the instructions to install it.

Remember, there is no need to enter any payment details as the app is completely free to download and use.

You can trawl through the sections by swiping the screens or clicking on the main menu.