Integration Spotlight: AP Mobile for iPhone

Posted by on 15 Jul 2009

Posted by on 15 Jul 2009


Talk about a perfect match…

The latest release of the very popular Associated Press application for iPhone lets you effortlessly clip AP articles into your Evernote account. Here’s the scenario: you’re browsing through the latest local, national, and international news on your iPhone when you stumble across a story about a man caught smuggling 91 lobsters in his jacket. You think to yourself, “I must get this into Evernote so that I’ll have it forever, but how?”

Why this is cool

The AP Mobile application allows you to access enormous amounts of news and information whenever you’re out and about. Thanks to the integration, you can now save any article and access it later from any version of Evernote that you use —mobile, desktop, or web. Also, all articles clipped from AP Mobile retain their source URL, so you can always go back to the original or easily share it with friends.

How it works


First, make sure that you have both the AP Mobile and Evernote applications installed on your iPhone. Next, follow these four simple steps:

  1. Launch the Associated Press app
  2. Choose on an article
  3. Tap on the “Forward” arrow
  4. Select Evernote

That’s it!

How they did it

The Associated Press used the Evernote API along with new functionality available in the iPhone 3.0 software that allows different applications to interact with one another right on the iPhone.

For more information, please read the AP press release: The Associated Press launches AP Mobile news app for iPhone version 3.0, adding push notification of breaking news and emergency updates.

The Evernote API

Learn more about the Evernote API on our developer page, and join the hundreds of developers currently working with the Evernote API to create new and exciting integrations.

About AP Mobile

AP Mobile is an award-winning multimedia news portal developed by The Associated Press, a leader in the mobile news market. AP Mobile gives users news they can choose and provides anytime access to international, national and local news. AP was the first to debut a dedicated iPhone news application in June 2008, offering AP’s own worldwide coverage of breaking news, sports, entertainment, politics and business as well as content from more than 1,000 AP members and third-party sources.


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20 Comments RSS

  • Mike Perlman

    Unfortunately AP Mobile for the iPhone is very slow these days. First it loads… then it updates and if it gets that far with out crashing great but usually by that time I have to do some real work with the iPhone.

    Nevertheless the concept is great. It would be great (if it hasn’t been done already) this could be added to an iPhone RSS reader that has a built in browser. An RSS reader on the Mac is the source of most my Evernote clips.

  • Les Miller

    I agree that the application for the iPhone is great but the iphone is still slow and need a lot more work.

  • Jyn

    Please, please please let the guys at the NYTimes know how that works – I want to have this feature from them, too!!!! Pleeeease!!!!

  • Chris

    @Jyn: Our API is open, meaning anybody can potentially see how we do things and integrate Evernote with their own software.

  • Tim

    Any hints at what other apps are in development to add support for Evernote!!! ? ?

  • Jorge Barba

    Is this also going to be available for the Palm Pre?

  • ashleymichaelson38

    My new iPhone seems to bog down really easily. Maybe they’ll come out with a patch soon to help that problem? Overall, I really love this app though!

  • Matt

    When are you guys going to come out with an Android App?

  • websolutions

    Is it customizable in the sense to add favorites for the news

  • Debbie Ohi

    Sadly, AP Mobile is not available in Canada. 🙁

    Can CP Mobile be hooked up with Evernote as well? I didn’t see any mention of Evernote on the app description.

  • NCOAProcessing

    The concept is great.This could be added to an iPhone RSS reader that has a built in browse.

  • Stu - mobile phones

    Excellent, what a brilliant app! It’ll be cool when they speed up the use of apps in the Iphone.

  • Californication Season

    I hope the new version of iPhone will be faster, in the meanwhile my smartphone of choice is still Blackberry.. Is it available for storm?

  • Eva Yaa Asantewaa

    This is a very attractive feature and, as mentioned before, it would be fantastic if the New York Times got wise and hooked up with you, too!

  • Andy

    Too bad evernote seems to be moving away from the windows mobile community. I do not want to care to join the iphone craze but i can understand that’s where the dollars are. I’ll be abandoning evernote and continuing looking for a google notes replacement.

  • Mr Ulster

    @Andy Um, iPhones work with Windows, if that’s your concern. There’s iTunes for Windows, too.

  • Veto

    This app is really cool and integeration with AP Mobile is smart work.

  • Mark Edwards

    This is great, BUT I’ve been an AP Mobile BLACKBERRY user forever and will never will use an iPhone. Any chance to getting this to work with the AP Mobile Blackberry app? Please?

  • download hulu

    what a brilliant app! It’ll be cool when they speed up the use of apps in the Iphone.

  • watch simpsons online

    Yes I want the app as it will hasten up evernote and make it easy to use