Pulse Reader Gets Major Update

On March 25, 2011, in Android Apps, Top 10 Android Apps, by lordkensal

Pulse News reader UpdateSo following my video review of Pulse Reader which you can check out here: Pulse Reader Android App Video Review , the developers behind Pulse have announced a major update.

I am already extremely keen on Pulse Reader – but this update has taken it to another level. Not only faster, and able to deal with more feeds, the coolest element is the addition of different “pages”, so you can effectively collect feeds on different categories or genres, and give each category its separate page. This is really cool functionality.

Here are the main updates:

·         Three times more sources
Pulse users can now personalize their mobile news reading experience by selecting up to 60 news sources across five customizable pages (compared to the previously available 20). Pulse’s innovative design is optimized for organizing and viewing all these sources on a smart phone’s smaller screen, and moving sources between pages is as easy as drag and drop.
 
·         Three times the speed
Improved performance means sources update and images load faster, and scrolling is smoother and more fluid.
 
·         Social feeds
Social content from Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Digg, Reddit and Hacker News (Y Combinator’s social news feed) is now available on every platform. Users can also like, share and comment on Facebook content from within the Pulse app.
 
·         News Discovery Features
With only a few taps, users can select a “Pulse pack” to auto-populate an entire page with the top sources for politics, finance, sports, or whatever else interests them. Additionally, every Friday, Pulse spotlights new and interesting publishers in its “Featured Sources” section.
 
·         Improved Sharing tools
Pulse 2.0 integrates Facebook, Twitter, and email sharing contextually within each story, which means that sharing news with your friends is just a tap away.


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2 Responses to Pulse Reader Gets Major Update

  1. Julian says:

    The new Pulse is great, but on my HTC Desire it no longer seems to “capture” the browser, i.e. if you click a link in a feed, it now launches the browser in a separate window. I greatly preferred the previous behaviour where Pulse kept all browsing inside it’s own frame.

    • lordkensal says:

      Yes, I have noticed that, that is the one negative I have found now I’ve been using the new version of Pulse. Having to click through again to read whole article is a pain.
      Still – PULSE still looks really cool.

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