This past Wednesday on 22 February 2012, social media storytelling tool Storify finally untethered itself from the desktop with the launch of a free iPad app.
The web-based version of Storify has been used by news organizations such as the New York Times and Al Jazeera for their purpose. The iPad app makes it easy and simple to scroll through and assemble Tweets, YouTube videos, Facebook photos and Instagram photos in a social media timeline. It has a drag-and-drop interface that can be easily used on iPad.
Storify stories can now be published and shared through the iPad app as well as the web app. They are easy to embed on any web page. No matter where the stories are posted, each element within them maintains its functionality. Tweets, for instance, can be retweeted directly from a Storify timeline.
In web-based form, the tool has a history of being used by media organization and citizen journalists to cover everything from arrests of reporters at Occupy Wall St. protests to Fashion Week.
Storify is a good reporting tool and its iPad version will definitely help reporters.