THOUSANDS of readers are now getting The Star for FREE every day on their web tablets - using our amazing new app, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.
In the first couple of weeks of launch we have more then 2,000 people looking at us via the app.
Join them today. See links and details below.
We also have a great new subscription deal, see bottom of this page, with 25 per cent off and a Frankie & Benny’s voucher if you want to get the traditional paper version of The Star six-days-a-week.
The Star web site - at thestar.co.uk - is our top platform for digital news, sport, features and commercial highlights, including jobs and property.
With exclusive on-line video, audio and slideshows, thestar.co.uk attracts on average around ONE MILLION views a WEEK.
But the most stunning way to look at us on-line now is by using our free tablet apps.
Not only do you get all our usual web coverage, on a new, easy to navigate site, but for the first time ever on-line you can now read The Star, page by page.
Never before have we uploaded all our features or any of our supplements - like Full Time, our Monday sports round up, and Retro, our popular Saturday nostalgia pull-out.
An Archive section allows you to view not only the latest edition of The Star but also past issues, all brought vividly to life with amazing ‘page-turning’ software.
You can even search through all the editions using a smart keyword search tool.
And if there’s any edition or page you want to keep, simply download it. You can even read these later when you are off-line.
The app includes a digital version of the latest edition, which is updated throughout the day with all our breaking news and multi-media extras, including video, audio and picture galleries.
The easy-to-navigate format makes it simple to find our Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Chesterfield news, sport, what’s on, features, columnists and opinion, business and national content.
It’s all delivered to your tablet as the paper is published.
So if you are looking for an in-paper classified bargain or a specific advertisement, including a job, you will be among the first to spot it here.
And the best bit? It’s free!
The Star tablet app is available for use on all web browsing tablets, including iPads, Android and even devices like the new Kindle Fire book reader.
Find the apps simply by searching for The Star in the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. If you are using your tablet to browse this page, click on the appropriate link below.
We currently don’t have any plans for Blackberry tablets but we may be exploring a Windows 8 version later this year.
Please note, this app is for tablets and not smart phones, as the larger tablet screen offers the best possible reader experience. But smart phones, other mobile devices and all web browsers can continue to view our web site - at thestar.co.uk - which has an automatic link to direct phone users to our mobile version, with a choice of browsing the original site.
* More than 10,000 football fans have already downloaded The Star Football App for iPhones and Smartphones. It provides all our coverage - plus live reports of games in play, statistics, reports and social network updates - direct to your phone. And like the tablet app, it’s FREE.
THE STAR FOOTBALL APP DOWNLOAD: For more details and links to download to your phone - CLICK HERE.
** On-line you can now also browse The Star’s free new national what’s on site, with more than 500,000 events in the database, including hundreds of local and regional things to do at www.wow247.co.uk – watch out for our @SheffieldStar Twitter messages, with the hashtag #wow247.
We also have a great New Year offer for those who want The Star delivered as a newspaper, as tens of thousands of you do, Monday to Saturday.
***Subscribe to buy The Star six-days-a-week for 12-months and you will get 25 per cent off. It means The Star costs just £2.70 a week. Plus you will receive a £15 Frankie & Benny’s voucher, if you sign up for this newspaper offer before March 30, 2013.
To subscribe call 0844 991 6464 or, for full details and to sign up on-line, visit www.subscriptionline.co.uk/STA - click here.