The Hockey News's mobile application (thn.mobi) has been downloaded over 1 million times since it was launched in October 2008, the publisher has announced.
The Transcontinental Media title was an early adopter of mobile application, believing that hockey fans were hungry for news on the game, trades, stats and other articles. Apparently they were right. Now, in terms of usage, it is among the top 5% of mobile applications worldwide. It is available to smartphone users, including iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices. Other Transcon mobile apps are Canadian Living and Elle magazine.
"Transcontinental shoots to win when developing products—whether print, online or mobile—that are relevant to our readers no matter how they like their content," said Natalie Larivière, president, Transcontinental Media,in a release "With over sixty years covering hockey, The Hockey News has the experience in the sport to give hockey fans exactly what they're looking for on the hugely successful application."