We’re getting more and more readers asking us when or if we’re going to offering TPM on Kindle or creating a TPM iPhone app or rolling out other versions of the site on similar ‘mobile’ platforms. The short answer is: Yes, we’ve had these plans on the drawing board for some time. And we’re working on implementing them. But I wanted to start a conversation with you to get a better sense of which mobile devices you’re using, how you’d like to be kept up to date on our latest and best stories and more.
Join me after the jump.
We’re going to be doing a reader survey to get some more statistical data — how many TPM Readers own which gizmos. But for now I’d like to hear from you more directly. Would you read more TPM through the day if we had a high-end iPhone app that packaged together our articles and posts in a way that was customized to be easy to read on an iPhone? Would you subscribe to TPM on your Kindle?
If the answer to either of those questions is yes, how do you use these gizmos? Are you to the point where you’d actually prefer to read your TPM on one of these mobile devices? Or would it just be the way you’d keep up when you were on the go or didn’t have a computer handy?
Apple and Amazon’s feelings notwithstanding, there are other mobile devices besides the Kindle and iPhone. What other devices should we be thinking of. Lots and lots of our readers have Blackberries, of course. But the application market isn’t very developed with Blackberry and they lack the same kind of visual interface. But maybe that doesn’t matter to you. You just want to be able to read your TPM more easily on your Blackberry. If the answer is yes, let me know.
These are pretty basic questions. But I’m really interested in your reactions, insights and preferences. People talk a lot about the way our reporting leverages how close we are in contact with our readers. But when we’re starting new projects, coming up with new ways to allow you read and use the site, it’s really new no less helpful. It’s really, really important that I get your feedback.
So, want to have TPM on Kindle, iPhone, your blackberry? Yes? How we should we do it? What should we avoid. Let me know what your thinking and thanks in advance.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.