Pinterest finally comes to Android, iPad
Good news for mobile users of fast-growing social networking site Pinterest: it’s finally coming to devices running Google’s Android and Apple’s iPad.
The new app for Android in particular involved a full redesign so Android users can take full advantage of the social network’s features, tech site Mashable noted.
“Announced at a summer party at Pinterest’s new San Francisco headquarters, the Android app represents a complete redesign of the app from the ground up, this time designed specifically for Android,” it said.
It said the Android app has been in the works for some time, and was even rumored to be coming late last month at Google’s I/O developers’ conference.
Pinterest’s app for the iPad was also relatively new as it already has an app for Apple’s iPhone.
Mashable noted Pinterest is still relatively new, as shown by its launching of new features by talking about them on its Facebook wall and then waiting for comments.
But it also said Pinterest has received many requests for an Android app.
“The requests are so common that it has become a Pinterest in-office joke with each launch: How long will it take for someone to ask for an Android app?” it said.
Last May, Pinterest raised $100 million in a round of funding that values the company at $1.5 billion. Originally an invite-only service, on Aug. 8 Pinterest went public for everyone without an invitation.
Pinterest for Android is available now from Google Play. Pinterest for iPad and the updated iPhone app are available now from the App Store. — TJD, GMA News