Call me a Taptu fanboy. Never heard of it? It's a great mobile app for newshounds like me.
Taptu is a social news feed reader that lets you add, remix, search and share streams from your favorite web sites, blogs and social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can add your favorite sources and topics directly from our StreamStore (including importing from Google Reader), DJ them on StreamStudio and finally share the ones you like the most. It's available for Android and iPhone users.
The company recently announced its launch for the Samsung Bada platform, helping Taptu in its expansion to feature phones, to its dedication to a cross-platform, global strategy with apps on iOS, Android, Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and now Samsung Bada phones.
On a recent trip, away from my laptop, I used my phone to graze over my Taptu headlines early and often. The beauty is that the content owner allows either a little or a lot of a particular piece. If you want to read more, you click through to their content website for the full piece.
Reviews are mostly positive for Taptu.
VentureBeat: “...a deeper news reading experience than most competitors, in particular because I was able to easily combine news sources. The app also does a great job of recommending stories.”
The Register: “A good news aggregator should be able to pull information from a broad range of sources, present it in a clear and easily navigable format, and make it as easy as pie to find, add, remove and edit feeds. For me the app that best ticks all those boxes on Android is Taptu.” –
Android Police: “Taptu: Social Media + News + Eye Candy = Success: Overall, this is probably the best news reader I’ve come across on Android. It looks GORGEOUS, is incredibly smooth, and integrates my social networking on Twitter and Facebook.”
Taptu the company started as a privately held company, founded in Cambridge in 2007 and is backed by funding from Venture Capitalists including DFJ Esprit and Sofinnova. The company is based in Cambridge (UK) and Denver, Colorado.
If you're a Android user, give Taptu a download from the Android App Store.
For iPhone users, find Taptu at iTunes.
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