TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding breaking news, noteworthy events and other important information, as well as special offers from local businesses.  Readers can download the TAPinto App for free in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store by searching for “tapinto” or “tapinto.net”.

Many people of all ages now only use Apps to get their news. Through the TAPinto App, those people can now become readers of TAPinto. Meanwhile, push notifications are one of the best modes of delivery for content since they go directly to the reader, do not wind up in a massive inbox of unread emails, and are not blocked by Facebook and other social media that only show readers a small fraction of the content TAPinto provides. The TAPinto App enables the news network to deliver content to readers through these push notifications.

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“TAPinto constantly strives to be the leader in providing quality hyper-local news content delivered quickly and efficiently. Through the App, TAPinto continues to be at the forefront of the changing media landscape, serving as a model for news organizations throughout the country,” said CEO and Publisher, Michael Shapiro.

TAPinto.net was founded by New Providence residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and currently has more than 5M readers.  The all-online hyper-local news site boasts more than one hundred columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, and local Real Estate Listings. The public can can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal   Download the TAPinto App in the Google Play Store here and in the Apple Store here.

In addition, TAPinto.net is currently offering franchise opportunities in CT, MA, FL, NJ, NY, PA and beyond. Anyone interested in starting an online newspaper in their town is invited to Click here for more information.

TAPinto.net currently covers hyper-local daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Bedminster, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bloomfield, Bridgewater/Raritan, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, East Hanover, Edison, Elizabeth, Far Hills, Flemington, Florham Park, Franklin Township, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Kenilworth, Long Beach Island, Little Falls, Livingston, Madison, Mahopac (NY), Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown/Spotswood, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, Mountainside, New Providence, Newton, North Plainfield, North Salem (NY), Olean (NY), Nutley, Paterson, Peapack & Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Randolph, Raritan, Roselle/Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, Somerville, Somers (NY), South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Springfield, Stafford, Summit, Totowa, Union, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Essex, Westfield, West Orange, Woodland Park and Yorktown (NY).