Posts Tagged ‘News’

Best Social News App for Android

March 11th, 2011


My Taptu for Android (and iOS) is a fantastic way to stay connected to all the information you crave. The layout is intuitive, customizable and just plain looks cool.

You have multiple, visual streams that you can consume at a glance. Images, if present, are added to the tiles in the streams. Making this sort of presentation quite a bit more appealing.

When you open a story, you are actually opening the stream. This means that you can advance to the next story without having to go back to the main screen. you can just flick to the left or right to see other stories in the stream!

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This just might replace Google Reader on my Android. Yes, it allows me to import my feeds from Google Reader 🙂

Read it Later
There’s even a ‘Read it Later’ bookmark feature. This is an awesome way to queue up stories for when you have more time to deal with all the information.

Clever social news feed reader. Get the latest on your interests in one place.
My Taptu is a clever social news feed reader. You can discover Topics and sources from our StreamStore or add any RSS feed from the web.

Sharing
Sharing important stories is super simple. Just click on the ‘Share’ button, choose how you want to share and then Share! The sharing is done in the respective app. For example, if you choose to share a story on Twitter, the Android Twitter app is then opened with the link to the story already in the Tweet compose field. Add more info or a note and then Tweet away!

Below is a video that the developer has included on the Android Market page to promote the app. I’m not sure that I would have chosen this as a way to promote a product…but I’m not a marketer either!

Check out My Taptu in the Android Market
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.taptu.streams&feature=search_result

BBC iPlayer for Android released UK only

February 19th, 2011

The BBC, known the world over as a reliable source of news and information about events across the globe, has released their iPlayer for the Android mobile OS.

The player allows streaming of BBC TV programming, radio content and includes many of the features from the desktop version, which includes series stacking, live TV, and radio streaming.

The player currently works on Android 2.2 and up and it is recommended that your device has a powerful processor, have Flash installed, and 3G -data plan- or WIFI connection to ensure a smooth viewing experience.

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Feature list:

– Watch live TV
– Listen to live radio
– Scroll through and find Featured and Most Popular programmes
– Add programmes to your favourites and have them ready and waiting when a new episode or series is available
– Browse through the schedule for upcoming programmes

Get it for free on the market.

https://market.android.com/details?id=bbc.iplayer.android&feature=search_result

BBC iPlayer is only available on mobile phones within the UK. How you can access programmes depends on your phone and network. Programmes can be played through a wi-fi connection and, for 3 UK or Vodafone customers (except those using Android, Apple or Symbian^3 devices), over a 3G network. The BBC is working to make BBC iPlayer available over more 3G networks.

View developers page for more information.
http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/mobile_iplayer/

Add Custom News to Website

February 13th, 2011

The Niuzer widget allows you to create a custom news topic that will display up to 50 the latest, linked headlines. This widget is fully customizable with title options, text and border color options and widget size options. There are also commenting options built right into the widget. If you create an account with Niuzer, you will be able to engage with others on your specific topics!

Colors
When choosing color options, you can either enter a HEX color code or use a color picker to easily choose your various colors. Each change made to the widget will show up in the preview window. You always know exactly what the finished widget will look like. This is a very important feature for customizable widgets.

I have taken a screen capture of the default widget to display here.

Check it out
Here I have created an entirely custom Niuzer widget to display the latest news about Egypt. Notice the color variations, including background and borders.

A word from the Developer

Niuzer is one of the most performant and professional search engine for news and articles from more than 5000 cities in the us and from all around the world. Niuzer is the best solution to find and to read only the news that matters to you, gathered in one complex web application. By using the Niuzer Widget you can easily access this information and have a live news feed on your website.

Get Niuzer widget
If you are interested in adding specific news to your website and want an easy to set up widget, http://www.niuzer.com/widget.html

Financial News Widget

January 19th, 2011

The eWallstreeter widget adds important finance news to your website.

eWallstreeter voted CNBC Fast Money’s Favorite Website, delivers up to the minute financial news and information and is an important resource in the fast paced business world.

Now you can add the eWallstreeter widget to your website with a simple copy and paste.

The eWallstreeter widget puts the most up-to-date and relevant financial news links right on your homepage. Using the controls below, create a widget that fits your site and click “Create Widget” to get the code. This code needs to be copied and pasted into your site HTML to be displayed.

Get the widget
eWallstreeter widget

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