The ABC has released its first iPad app over the long weekend. Simply titled Australian Broadcasting Corporation for iPad, the app pulls together a range of content including ABC news, videos and podcasts from TV, radio, and the web.
The app features 90-second news updates that can be watched over 3G or Wi-Fi, while longer video content requires a Wi-Fi connection. The app also promises you can stream ABC radio stations live over 3G or Wi-Fi, though it’s currently not showing up at all in our testing. In fact, there are a number of bugs in this 1.0 version app. Hopefully an update in the near future will iron out the issues.
While the app includes some full-length TV content such as Q&A, New Inventors, Good Game and At The Movies, it does not include all the content available through its iView service. According to a post from an ABC moderator on its iView message boards, there are plans to release a dedicated iView app.