Described as the ‘page boy of HTML5,’ The Financial Times credits a large amount of its success to HTML5. The HTML5 app has affected its digital readership. FT's web app has seen over two million downloads since it launched in June of 2011. It has also predicted that digital subscribers will probably overtake print subscribers later this year.
Now after the success with HTML5, Rob Grimshaw, the managing director of FT.com has announced that the publisher hopes to launch a Windows 8 tablet app in time for when Microsoft’s new OS launches later this year.
Microsoft reportedly is locking down the Windows 8 release later this year. Soon after the publisher is planning to launch a Windows 8 tablet app. The marketplace will not be just dominated by one player in perpetuity. That's the reason Microsoft’s Windows 8 will still have a significant role to play. Financial Times Windows 8 app will be one of the first things that the people would notice when the device gets launched. Windows 8 will facilitate in creating a really exciting and interesting version of the FT mobile application.
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