Introducing the Guardian Eyewitness app for iPad – guardian.co.uk
"Our intention is to mark the launch of a highly tactile, visual device with a product that delivers a photographic feast, featuring the world's most distinctive visual content, as curated by our award-winning photographic team.
The Eyewitness series was launched in print at the time of the Guardian's switch to the Berliner format in 2005, and consists of a daily full-colour, double-page spread devoted to the most compelling news photography. The decision to dedicate so much space to a single picture was a revolutionary move for a newspaper.
Roger Tooth, describes the philosophy behind the series as one that is devoted entirely to showcasing the world's best photos in superb detail: "We want to hold your attention for more than two seconds … we want you to appreciate the work that the photographer has put into the image," he says. "We've been waiting for a chance to replicate the scale and impact of the newspaper's Eyewitness spread series on the web – and I think this is it.""