INSIDE.COM has just released a version of their curated news app for Android. The INSIDE app takes a different approach on reporting the news, instead of algorithms, there’s a dedicated team of journalists that sift through the oceans of news every day and choose what they think is the most important news to their customers. By taking a “human” approach to reporting news on their app, the team cuts out a lot of garbage from unreliable sources and repeat information from a mass of re-bloggers.
Once the team has chosen a story they feel worthy of their consumers, they write an “update” consisting of 270 to 300 words. It is these “updates” that appear on their app. This allows users of their app to save time by reading only the most relevant news in a condensed, fact filled summary. They claim that you will be the first “to know” with their round-the-clock coverage and that they publish a new story every 3 to 5 minutes.
The app is packed with features to keep you informed while on the go. The app has a “Top feed” that includes the 100 most important stories of the moment, allowing users to stay up to date on what’s trending and what the world is talking about. The app also allows users to customize their own feed with topics that interest them. By swiping left on any update, users can browse through the archive on the topic, then swiping down gives you more stories on the subject that interest you. Users can also vote stories up or down and comment, updates with the most votes make it into the top feed. A user profile can be automatically created that displays favorite topics and activity within the app. There’s also personalized push notifications to alert users of breaking news and news pertaining to topics of choice.
If you’re always on the go and would like to stay up to date with current events, but lack the time to go web surfing on your own, the INSIDE app might be your answer to “in the know” bliss. The app is now available on the Play Store.