Twipe develops new mobile apps for De Standaard

Today De Standaard has released a major upgrade in its mobile news and tablet newspaper offering. The newspaper introduces 2 new real-time mobile news apps and upgrades 2 newspaper replica smartphone apps. These launches underline its leadership in the area of mobile and tablet publishing. All apps have been developed by Twipe.

De Standaard is the leading Flemish quality newspaper, with close to 100.000 daily paid circulation and 300.000 readers.

dSMobile: read the latest news on your smartphone

Scope: iPhone app, Android app, mobile site

Key features:

  • Hybrid apps (HTML5 content wrapped in a native app)
  • News alerts (push notifications)
  • Multiple categories
  • Touch and swipe through pages
  • Enhanced graphical design


De Standaard HD: read your newspaper on iPad and iPhone

Scope: iPhone app, iPad app, Android app

Key features:

  • iPhone app with new User Interface (focus on newspaper replica reading)
  • iPad app with Tablet Optimized Viewer (focus on lean-back newspaper reading on tablet)
  • Android app limited to Newspaper Replica Viewer
  • Newsstand (optimization of downloads)
  • News alerts (push notifications)
  • Various performance improvements