Following the success of its recently-launched iPhone application, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has just launched a new, free iPad app. The new app, available from nfb.ca or from the iTunes store, has the same features as the iPhone app, optimized for use with the new Apple tablet. Those features include the capability to view over 1,000 NFB documentaries, animated shorts and trailers, streamed over Wi-Fi and 3G wireless networks. Various films are available in 3D and HD. Users will also be able to download and store a film for up to 48 hours, for off-line viewing. As of June 1, the NFB iPhone app has been downloaded more than 235,000 times, with 821,000 film views.
- RS West ’18