Pinterest has just released new applications that are especially designed for mobile devices.
Earlier this year, it can be recalled that the social, pin-boarding Web site became extremely popular among online users. This time, the official Pinterest application is available for download by Android users.
A Response to Requests
According to Pinterest, their new releases come as a response to requests from Android users. Apparently, each time they make an announcement, the users have always asked about an Android application.
Fortunately, Pinterest considered their requests, and came up with an application that makes pinning easy and fast, leading to an enjoyable and productive mobile experience. It can be used on any Android tablet or phone, regardless of the size of its screen.
A New iPad Application
Aside from an Android app, a new Pinterest application for iPad has also been released. Dubbed to be the “best experience” on Pinterest yet, the new application utilizes iPad functions in order to include new gestures on the interface.
What’s more, the lay-out was redesigned to have two columns, so that users can see many pins at a time.
Pinterest also shares that their applications for Android, iPad, and iPhone were designed to help users dream and plan their lives wherever they are, and not just while they are in the office or in front of a desktop.
Moreover, the previously invitation-only site is now open for registrations, making it easier for more users to join the service.
A Growing Site
Notably, Pinterest was recognized as the fastest-growing independent Web site, especially after 11.7 million unique users have been recorded as of January 2012.
ComScore, an analytics company, also shows through their data that Pinterest continues to expand. In June alone, around 31.2 million visitors were recorded; this is much more than the 1.2 million users that visited the site in June last year.
Basically, Pinterest enables users to pin content from different parts of the Web to their own digital “pin-board.” Recently, it allowed an opt-out feature for sites who did not want to be “pinned,” primarily because of copyright concerns.