Facebook news reader app for mobile allegedly close to completion
Facebook could be launching its Flipboard-style news aggregating app this month, according to a report. The app, known as "Paper" and rumored a number of times in recent months, will be a mobile-based news reader in a magazine format that is set to be separate from the usual Facebook News Feed, though it apparently shares a number of traits with that part of the social network.
App supports six languages, adds category search
Alphonso Labs has launched an internationalized update of its news reader for iPhone, Pulse News Mini. The RSS reader iPhone app allows up to 20 RSS news sources and has easy find features via its Smart Search for adding new feeds. It uses a dashboard layout to allow users to check feeds while skimming a story. The v1.1 release adds language support for French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese, in addition to the original English. The app now supports landscape view alongside customizable font sizes and the ability to swipe between articles.
NetworkGlobal releases mobile streaming app
The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press have both released new applications for the iPhone and iPod touch, each produced in collaboration with DoApp. The free apps, which are sponsored by the Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers, provide users with the latest news, sports, business, and entertainment headlines. Through the use of GPS, each application can also allow users to find localized weather and traffic reports. In addition, both apps can be found in the Android Market, while the BlackBerry-compatible versions are expected to become available within the next week.
Many popular websites update news stories and articles regularly. To catch these latest stories, you can visit these sites periodically or you can use RSS feeds to receive summaries of the current articles. Both Safari and Mail let you read and bookmark RSS feeds, but if you find these programs too cumbersome, you might prefer a dedicated RSS feed reader such as Headline 1.0 from Doseido Software.