Microsoft released an entire suite of MSN apps for iOS today, which includes MSN News, Money, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Sports. A Weather app has also been announced, but hasn’t yet been released for iOS. It’s scheduled to arrive later this year.
The Health and Fitness app allows users to track their diet and fitness goals, keep track of health-related news, view an interactive map of the human body, and sync your personal data to HealthKit.
The News application features feeds from sites like the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, among others, while Sports will let users track live scores and data from over 150 leagues. Over 200 sports news sources will feed information directly to the app. MSN Money provides the same experience for financial news, along with financial tools.
The Food and Drink app will include videos and articles on cooking from top culinary sources. It also provides a shopping list feature and wine guide. The Weather app, which isn’t yet available, will provide basic weather features like current conditions and a 10-day forecast, as well as a radar view and historical weather data.
You can see a gallery of iPhone and iPad screenshots below, along with the official press release from Microsoft. The apps are available for free download now on iTunes.
Now you can take MSN’s most popular apps – News, Weather*, Sports, Money, Health & Fitness, and Food & Drink – with you anywhere, whether you’re on the Web, Windows, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone and Tablet, or your Amazon Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire Phone. Earlier this fall we unveiled a new MSN that was built from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. With the addition of iOS, Android and Amazon apps, we’re bringing the new MSN to even more people around the world.
The apps, available for download today on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows and Windows Phone Stores, and the Amazon App Store, let you customize and organize the information you want according to your interests. Beautiful, immersive, and built from the ground up to work fluidly on each unique platform, the MSN apps feature an unprecedented breadth of content and functionality.
Using the new MSN News app, for example, you’ll find best-in-class content from market leaders around the world. In the US, a few of our premier partners include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, AOL (including TechCrunch and Huffington Post) and Condé Nast (including Vanity Fair, Epicurious, Bon Appétit). Worldwide, we’re excited to showcase The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Asahi Shimbun in Japan; Sky News, The Guardian and the Telegraph in the United Kingdom, NDTV and Hindustan Times in India, Le Figaro and Le Monde in France, and many more.
The MSN Sports app is packed with live scores and in-depth game experiences for over 150 leagues worldwide. Follow schedules, results, standings, leading players and teams, and get the latest news, galleries and videos from over 200 of the best sporting news sources.
With the MSN Money app, you’ll have instant access to financial news and data. You can track your favorite stocks, mutual funds and investment vehicles in your personal Watchlist. MSN Money also provides you with tools and calculators to help you determine anything from a tip at dinner to a mortgage estimate on a new home, or even retirement planning.
In the MSN Health & Fitness app, you can track your diets and exercises, get the latest health news, and follow along to hundreds of workout videos at home, at work or at the gym. Find the right diet for you, and check symptoms for potential ailments. You can even explore a 3-D interactive map of the human body! On your iPhone, use the step counter to keep track of your daily activity and keep it all in sync with Apple HealthKit.
Browse hundreds of thousands of delicious recipes using the MSN Food & Drink app and take your culinary skills to a new level with how-to videos from the cooking school and with tips from world-famous chefs. Save your favorites to My Collections and add ingredients to My Shopping List for easy access on-the-go. Create memorable cocktails from an expansive selection or use the wine guide, which features over 1.5 million wine reviews to help you select the perfect bottle for your next dinner party.**
The MSN Weather app gives you the most up-to-date and accurate weather information for you to plan your day — no matter where you are in the world. You can view current conditions, daily and weekly summaries at-a-glance, and receive breaking weather alerts in your area. You will also find rich, interactive, 10-day forecasts, radar maps, and historical records that make it easy to plan for the days ahead.
Best of all, many of these features will roam across all your devices using your Microsoft Account. Whether it’s your Watchlist, your favorite teams and sports, your news topics, your favorite weather locations, or your favorite recipes and shopping lists **, all your information will be available to you regardless of what device you’re on.