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News360 just updated its app, and if you use your smartphone to keep up on the news, you’ll want to give it a try.It’s a news reading app that learns from you and tries—with good results, we think—to provide you with the most relevant news.
“Our goal has always been to find the perfect balance between what you want to know and what you need to know, and to make it easily accessible on any platform,” News360’s CEO Roman Karachinsky told Business Insider. “We’re now able to pull in all the stories that are important to you into a single destination, always prepared fresh daily.”
That sounds like pretty much every news app. So what does News360 do differently?
For one, it shows stories in clusters to cut down on repetition of sources, and put’s together story timeline for every news event that lets you track how a story unfolds. It’s a neat bonus on top of all the personalisation and customisation the app provides.
When you first set up the app, you pick a few categories that are interesting to you. That's how your news feed gets created.
If you want the service to know you better, connect your Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Google+, or Google Reader feeds.
Once you're inside, the app will give you a brief introduction. The first page you'll see each day is your Home feed. It takes topics from across your interests. The more you use the app the quicker your home feed improves.
We really like how News360 uses gestures to help you navigate around the app. It's simple to swipe from story to story.
After the intro, this is what an article actually looks like. Tap the photo or just slide from bottom to top to read the rest of the story.
Here is an article that is more our speed. To read the rest of the story, simply tap the photo or slide up from the bottom of the story to the top.
If you want to view stories by category instead of the home feed, slide from left to right and select a particular section.
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