Pinterest is now available to the masses. The DIY-Idea-Generating website recently dropped its “invite-only” system and opened the site up to the general public. Now, Pinterest has gone mobile with new apps for iOS and Android.
“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.”
The website notes that while an iPhone app has been available Pinterest users have frequently asked for an android app. Well, here it is. The android app can be downloaded via the link above or through the Google Play Store. The android app was designed to work with devices of all sizes and speeds.
“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.”
But for the best pinning experience, the bookmarking site points to its new iPad app.
“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 iPhone app has also received a re-design, making it faster and easier to read.
Are you going to download the Pinterest app?
Co-Founder and CEO Ben Silbermann said that he expects the mobile apps to be extremely popular since Pinterest is a website that begs people to get off their computers and create something. With the mobile apps, Silbermann hopes that people will keep Pinterest in their pocket for when ever inspiration hits.