Taptu announces HTML5 app as counterpart to mobile clients

Taptu, the guys who help you “DJ the news” are back at it again, today announcing a full-on HTML5 experience that complements their mobile apps.  Available immediately, users who visit taptu.com will find that they can create and share personalized streams of news directly within the browser, which can then be shared with friends and followers.

With this expanded release, Taptu has become the “most widely available reader app”.  With Android and iOS counterparts, it is possible to create streams on one platform and view or share them on another, all seamlessly.

Taptu Allows You to Share Your Favorite News Streams Via Facebook, Twitter and the Web With New HTML5 App 

Taptu connects phones, tablets and the Web with the first seamless social news reading experience

CAMBRIDGE, England & DENVER-May 31, 2012- Taptu, the social media and mobile search technology company known for “DJ-ing the news,” is taking its popular news reader to the Web with a new HTML5 app. The new platform makes Taptu the most widely available reader app, letting users create and share personalized streams of news from their phone, tablet or computer.

The company’s new HTML5 website makes it the first truly cross-platform news reading experience, allowing anyone to access Taptu’s beautiful news and social media streams from any desktop browser, and synching customized streams across the native iOS or Android apps. By building their Web experience in HTML5 Taptu is pushing the envelope of browser based apps, and will soon be releasing a mobile web version of their app capable of bringing the Taptu experience to any WebKit browser.

“Taptu’s main advantage has always been our powerful search and aggregation technology that allows us to take any topic, source or keyword search and create a beautiful news reading experience around it,” said Mitch Lazar, CEO of Taptu. “Today we are taking a huge step towards making Taptu a universal tool for both discovering and sharing all your personal interests.”

Users have always had the ability to mix and mash news into custom visual streams using Taptu’s powerful search technology, and the new Web experience will now make it easy to share these streams with anyone. Once they have aggregated their favorite content into personalized streams, users can share with all their friends via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email in just two clicks.

To create a seamless experience across devices, Taptu utilizes user accounts that synchronize all mixed streams using the Google, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts users already have. Users can create a stream on an iPad and it will automatically appear on their Android or iPhone, as well on the Web version of Taptu. To eliminate redundancy, any content read on one device is instantly marked as read across all platforms.

In addition to the new HTML5 destination and user accounts, Taptu has also recently improved their iOS and Android apps by bringing its popular Search Streams to iOS and the Web. Taking advantage of Taptu’s search heritage, this feature creates a stream around any keyword, and in beta testing on the Android platform users are already creating twice as many custom streams.

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About Taptu:

Founded in 2006, Taptu is an award-winning social media and mobile technology company based in Cambridge, England, and Denver, Colorado. Taptu builds innovative platforms, tools and applications that enable highly personalized creation, curation, recommendation, search, discovery, management, consumption and sharing of content across all personal screen-based devices. Wapedia, Taptu’s popular mobile Wikipedia with over 4 million downloads, is also available for download at the Apple App Store and on the Android Market.

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