Pulse: Now on Apple News

OCVA is one of the first UK charities to publish a channel on Apple News.

Source: TheVerge.com
Source: TheVerge.com

Apple News launched in the UK on 22nd October with a range of publisher partners including the BBC, Telegraph, Guardian, Sun and Sky News.

The News app came free with iOS 9.1 for iPad and iPhone, replacing ‘Newsstand’ and providing a single app for people wanting to read from multiple news sources.

“News brings the beautiful editorial layouts and typography of print to the screen. Enjoy interactive and engaging stories, rich with photo galleries, videos and animation. Articles are optimised for both iPhone and iPad, so you’ll have a great reading experience no matter which device you’re using.” Source

Why does it matter?

Pulse is all about helping Oxfordshire’s non-profit sector flourish. It signposts funding opportunities, free or low-cost offers, training, events, key information of use to those working in the sector and more. Better information can mean more opportunity.

Pulse doesn’t just give you the information to help you run your non-profit; it’s a way for you to share your news with others in the sector and with the world. In that sense, Pulse is about giving visibility to your work. Oxfordshire’s third sector is big and busy but often close to invisible. We want to ensure a new visibility that extends as far as it can.

Having Pulse on Apple News means you can read your sector updates on the move at the same time as catching up on other headlines. It also means your activities have a wider audience.

OCVA members can post to Pulse for free. Non-profits who are not OCVA members can also post for a small fee, as can private sector groups for a slightly higher set of fees.

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