The Onion releases an iPad app on April Fools’ Day – really, no kidding
Showing that Apple can definitely get its app review teams to act in a timely fashion, The Onion has had its new iPad app released into the App Store today, on April Fools’ Day. And that is no joke.
The Onion Tablet is a free app from the organization that bills itself as America’s Finest News Source, and frankly who can argue with that, right?
The app is fairly primitive, an RSS feed driven design, but the app contains all the stories and satirical videos from The Onion’s website — and today The Onion has it pretty easy, they don’t have to do much different on April Fools’ Day than they would any other day.
The Onion’s lead story today is “Chicago Cubs Can’t Believe They’re Doing This Again” and since this is opening day for the Cubs, a team that has not won the World Series in 102 years (and counting), the story is most appropriate.
(Oh, by the way, it is raining and 40 degrees today in Chicago. And oh, by the way, the Cubs starting pitcher just blew a two run lead by giving up a grand slam to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and are now losing 4 to 2. Really, why do the Cubs bother?)