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This week we get tips on what works when delivering news via mobile devices, and we check out a new app designed for remixing content.

PART 1: Mobile insights

As part of Al Jazeera’s Research & Development lab, the recently launched app AJ+ serves as an ongoing experiment in ways to deliver news via smartphones. David Cohn, former chief content officer at Circa and now executive producer at AJ+, shares some tips on tailoring content for mobile audiences.

Reporting by Tatiana Darie, Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise.

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The typical mobile app gesture interactions — tap, double-tap, drag, slide, swipe, pinch, etc. —  are just the beginning. For example, GestureWorks offers a programming library that covers a wide range of possible gestures on touch-screen devices, as illustrated in this downloadable poster. For more details about AJ+, check out our previous report. An effective mobile strategy for smaller news organizations might rely on third-party apps such as Twitter, Cohn tells Poynter.org in this clip.

PART 2: Trio

A new app called Trio hopes to make it easier for mobile users to mix, match and share bits of Web content in a form that also includes links back to the original source material. We find out how it works from co-founder  (and former RJI Fellow) Misha Leybovich.

Reporting by Raven Brown, Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise.

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Reuben Stern  
 
Director of NYC Partnerships

Rachel Wise  
 
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