News360, the popular newsreader application for Android and iPhone, is seeing a new update today with a 2.0 release. As one of the first tablet applications we really fell in love with, we’re excited at the features that come with this new build.
News personalization gets a significant boost with opt-in Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other integration. Give News360 permission to keep an eye on Evernote, Google Reader and other personal apps and watch how it presents more relevant and interesting articles.
Another key feature in News360 2.0 is the ability to save interests across mobile phones, tablets, and even the web. As more people move into a second Android screen this holiday season, this makes it very easy to pick up where you’ve left off. Gone are the days of trying to recreate the same experience from one handset to another.
News Gets Personal with News360 2.0, Now for iPhone and Android Smartphones
Popular newsreader now on all major platforms
San Francisco, Calif., November xx, 2011 – News360, the popular cross-platform newsreader that looks at the world’s top stories from every angle, today released News360 2.0 for iPhone and Android smartphones. This release introduces News360’s sophisticated content personalization technology to the smartphone experience. With permission, News360 analyzes a user’s activity across social and Web services like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Evernote and Google Reader to build a unique interest graph and uncover persistent reading interests and underlying topic areas.
With the smartphone upgrade, News360 2.0 allows users to save their interest graph and sync it across their mobile phones, tablets and the Web. Users can also share parts of the graph with their friends, allowing them to integrate the results into their own news experience.
News360 2.0 for iPad and Android tablets, released in August, has received a 5-star rating in the App Store across more than 3,000 reviews. The free app is available from the App Store and Android Market, and on the web at news360.com.
“Users have really responded to the personalization in News260 2.0. On tablets and on the web, our ‘reverse search engine’ approach that monitors the web for things that might be relevant to you, has helped our users get the stories that matter to them without losing the big picture,” says Roman Karachinsky, CEO. “We know you don’t have time to get to everything you want to do. So we’ve made sure you can read what you want, when you want it, no matter what device you are using.”
News360 uses linguistics and semantic analysis to understand more than 700,000 entities and 150,000 unique articles daily, looking at the quality of the writing, tone, subject, source, author and much more. News360 has been downloaded more than 800,000 times.
News360 is a popular newsreader for use on smartphones, tablets and the Web that presents a comprehensive look at the most important news of the day around the world, and the most important news of the day as it relates directly to its users. The app analyzes more than 150,000 articles from 10,000 sources daily and ranks them according to quality, relevance and freshness. News360 uses the social cloud to build unique interest graphs for each user, helping them discover new content, sources, and interests. News360 is available for the web, and all major mobile platforms, including iPhone and iPad, Android Honeycomb tablets and Android smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Windows Phone 7 devices. News360 is privately held. For more information, visit www.news360app.com.