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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Introducing Pinterest for Android, iPad and iPhone

It may sound funny, but our goal has never been to keep you online. Instead, we want to inspire you to go offline and do things that you love. Today, we’re making it easier to take your inspirations with you by providing new apps for Android, iPad and iPhone. The apps are now available for download at Apps.Pinterest.com.

Whether you’re traveling to another city, checking out gadgets in a store, or cooking dinner in your kitchen, you can now take Pinterest with you. Our apps allow you to pin, discover, and access your account from wherever you choose.

Android owners have been very vocal with their requests for an app – every product announcement we’ve recently made has resulted in the question “What about an Android app?” We were listening, and our custom-designed Android app makes it simple and fast to pin, so that the time you spend on Pinterest is as productive as possible. We also made sure the app works well on Android phones and tablets, regardless of your device’s cost, speed or screen size.

iPad owners may have the best Pinterest experience yet. Our new iPad app is perfect for sitting on the couch, on a train, or in bed where users can effortlessly discover, save and organize the things that interest them. The app offers users new ways to engage with pins, whether swiping the screen to resume browsing after viewing a board, or using the embedded browser to see what others are pinning from their favorite sites.

iPhone owners have made it clear that they want to see more pins. The faster, redesigned iPhone app introduces a 2-column layout that lets users see more, so that they can find the pins they’re looking for and get back to their lives more quickly.

No matter how you use Pinterest, you can login or register with Facebook, Twitter or just an email address. Kindle Fire owners will be able to download Pinterest from the Amazon Appstore for Android later this week. (Update: Pinterest is now available to Kindle Fire owners.)

When we think about what we’re designing at Pinterest, we think about giving everyone a place to dream, plan, and prepare for the things in their lives. The Pinterest apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android are about enabling you to do just that, not seated in front of a computer or at the office, but wherever you go as you live your life.

Because the Pinterest community is the most important part of Pinterest, we invited a group of pinners to our headquarters to celebrate today’s announcement. We’ll be sharing photos from the event in a blog post later this week.

We value your input as we continue to grow - today’s launch is in response to requests that we make pinning from devices as fast and simple as from computers, and we hope these apps were worth the wait. If an app isn’t available for your mobile device, let us know, and remember you can always enjoy Pinterest at http://m.pinterest.com.

How will our apps change the way you use Pinterest? Tell us in the comments.

Happy (mobile) Pinning!

Aaron, Community Specialist, Currently obsessed with pinning to Surreal