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Say hello to Gear Patrol for iPad.
Whether you read it on your morning commute or peruse while you’re kicking back after work with a drink, our new lightweight app is simply the best way to read GP. Far more than a website in a browser, it’s tailored entirely for the iPad melding what we think are the best parts of a blog, website and magazine into an experience that’s free of clutter and simple to read. Just add internet.
The app also features bigger, app-exclusive images for you to feast your eyes on in addition to a bevy of original photographs and films shot by our team. You’ll also find app-only gallery views, favorites, Facebook and Twitter, Instapaper, and one of our favorite features: the dynamic cover, which updates daily with original and contributor photography.
We’ve also added a new way to experience our popular curated video series Viewfinder, alongside Daily Briefings, a new series we’ve debuted with the app (see right), which delivers a daily drop of well-edited links and news each day so you can follow everything we’re reading: style to startups, cinema to CNN, and of course all the other great men’s publications out there. We call them the 1%.
And this is just 1.0. We’ve got plenty of new features and updates coming that we’ll roll out in not too distant future. Below, you’ll find more info, FAQ’s and tips to using the app, but let’s face it — there’s no better way to experience it than downloading the app and diving right in.
Gear well, gents.
p.s. Need more incentive? We’re giving away two shiny new iPad 2′s for you to run the app on! More details below.
Even Bigger Images
You love big images on Gear Patrol. Now, feast your eyes on even bigger, exclusive images.
Huge, edge to edge magazine-like cover images in a rotating slideshow, updated daily.
Clean, touch interface designed for GP on the iPad.
Fewer, Better Ads
No one likes ads strewn haphazardly across pages. We don’t either.
Browse Content, Better.
The consistency and ease of reading of a blog combined with a page-like interface and an uncluttered magazine-like layout.
Save and store the gear and articles you love with favorites. It’s kind of like a perpetual wish-list.
Spread the awesome. Share what you love via email, Twitter, or Facebook.
Save items to Instapaper for reading later.
Experience our curated video series in a distraction-free environment.
Catch up on all the great links we’re reading with our new series, displayed in an simple, easy-to-read interface. Tap, read, return. Rinse and repeat.
Much, Much More
This is just 1.0. Look out for new updates to the app including more exclusive content, richer design and enhancements.
|Editorial & Design
Eric E. Yang
Lexus Team One
Glam & Brash Media
Help & FAQ
Q: How the heck do I use this app?
Q: When will I be notified of updates to the app?
Q: Why use an app instead of the browser?
Q: Where can I find my Favorites?
Q: Why Free?
Q: The app doesn’t load anything. What gives?
Q: Why is there no landscape mode or pinch & zoom?
Q: Where are the comments?
Q: Why aren’t all the images loading?
Q: Whoa, I found a problem. Now what?
Q: How do I adjust my font size?
Q: Who are the 1% you refer to in Daily Briefings?
Q: How do I get cool finds into the Cover, Daily Briefings or Viewfinder?
This is our first foray into apps so we’ll be the first to admit there will be some unforseen issues. But hey, we’re only human and we’re here to help. If you have a question, comment or cool idea, give us a shout through the contact form below. We’ll email you as soon as we can with answers, try to point you in the right direction, or try and figure it out together. But, if your question or comment is juvenile or foolish we can’t guarantee a response.