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Ditching the Star Touch iPad App Has Already Saved Torstar $1.2 Million

With the demise of the Star Touch iPad app experiment, parent company Torstar has announced it is already saving money in the restructuring. The last issue published within Star Touch was last week on August 1st. During its recent earnings call, Torstar announced it had already saved $1.2 million in their most recent quarter, and...

Head of Star Touch iPad App Leaves the Toronto Star

Jon Filson, the head of Star Touch, the Toronto Star's iPad app, is no longer a Star employee, reports the Financial Post. “I can confirm he has left the Toronto Star,” said spokesperson Bob Hepburn in an e-mail to the Financial Post. No reason was given for his departure. During his 16 years at the...

Star Touch for iPad by Toronto Star Gets Redesign in 2.0 Update

The Star Touch iPad app has been updated to version 2.0, which comes with a “major redesign”, said to enhance navigation of the news app on older Apple tablets (iPad 2/3/4; iPad mini and iPad mini 2), to make graphics and transitions load quicker. What's New in Version 2.0.0 Major redesign of the application to...

Toronto ‘Star Touch’ for iPad Nears 200,000 Downloads

The Toronto Star’s iPad daily newspaper, Star Touch, surpassed 100,000 downloads back in late December. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, John Cruickshank, the Star’s publisher, said the app is now “closing in on 200,000 downloads very quickly.” However, not all is good with the news publication, as it has announced its printing plant in...