On Tuesday, the company announced three new Pinterest apps, starting with its first Android offering. The engineers at Pinterest built the free Android app from the ground up and optimized it to work on the large range of available Android tablet and smartphone devices. No matter what size device you use, the app’s design is the familiar cascade of tiled images. The app is available in the Google Play store and is expected to be in the Android Appstore later this week for Kindle Fire owners.
The iPad also got its own Pinterest app, a speedy experience with some nice new user interface touches. Swiping to one side brings up the list of categories, the other direction flips through the layers of pins you’ve opened. There’s an embedded browser in the iPad version of the app. Double clicking on a product such as a pair of shoes will take you to the brand’s site within the Pinterest app, and you can then see what other product users have pinned from the same company.
“It’s a really different kind of browsing experience,” said Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp, who told the story of first seeing Steve Jobs demo the iPad while reclining in a chair. “It was really amazing because he was using that device exactly how we thought Pinterest would be used sometime in the future.”
The Pinterest iPhone app got a refresh, which Sharp said will increase stability and speed. It has an updated design that lets you view two columns of pins.
Article source: http://articles.cnn.com/2012-08-15/tech/tech_mobile_pinterest-mobile-apps-android-ipad_1_pinterest-android-app-iphone-app