Chronicle releases new iPhone app


With the help of Cinton Grusd ’95, founder of the technology company Wermz, the Chronicle released a new and free app for iPhones. The app, shown in screenshots above, provides easier and quicker access to Chronicle articles, videos and photos. Printed with permission of Wermz

Eli Adler

The Chronicle released its new iPhone app this week.

Clinton Grusd ’95, who founded the technology company Wermz, offered to develop the app.

Wermz is a technology platform that develops news apps quickly and cheaply.

“We didn’t want to take away from the paper, but wanted to enhance it,” Grusd said. “We plugged the site into our platform and created an app that is really easy to use.”

Designed as a supplement to the print and web versions of The Chronicle, the app will make it easier to explore what is happening at school.

“I wanted the app to be a medium by which more people could be exposed to the Chronicle’s content, both digitally and portably,” Grusd said.

He hopes the app will help keep people more up to date with current school news and events.

“The app is also about focusing in on the exploration of what is going on at the school,” Grusd said. “Whether it is the students, faculty, or alumni, everybody has access and is up to date.”

Editor-in-Chief Eugenia Ko ’16 helped with the app’s beta testing.

“An app is really the fastest and easiest way to keep up with the Chronicle, especially for younger audiences like students, so we are really excited that we’ve been able to take the next step to being digital first,” Ko said.

The app can be downloaded for free in the iTunes store.

Chronicle adviser Melissa Wantz said she is excited to release the app to the readers.

“Very few high school journalism programs in the country have this quality of an app,” Wantz said. Our mobile readers will be delighted.”