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SkyGrid brings another news-reading format to Honeycomb tablets

July 25, 2011 | by Charles West

Android News, Entertainment, Tablets

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This week Android tablet owners get another app for their downloading pleasure, called SkyGrid. With SkyGrid, much like Pulse, Honeycomb tablet owners can keep track of news on just about any subject or interest. Having been available for Android phones for a while, SkyGrid now has a lot of news subjects and stories organized for tablet screens.

When they say you can track anything, they really mean it. Tracking celebs, sports, robots, planking, politics isn’t a problem because the app gets it done. Bottom line is, the app offers notifications of the exact interests you follow and it puts those interest to the left side of the screen to scroll through. Finding news happening right now. The app also makes it easy to share interesting news through Facebook, Twitter, and Email. A simple feature that gets overlooked.

 

As a Honeycomb user myself, I find the app to be different then Pulse. Pulse is more directed for people who like to read from their favorite publications; where as SkyGrid list a litany of news sources gathered up from a key word search. If you are an avid reader who happens to use Pulse — I recommend this app because it brings a different element the Pulse app doesn’t offer.

The beautiful thing about how this app operates is the tech inside. SkyGrid’s patented algorithm “Information Velocity” determines which information is moving the fastest, and delivers real-time updates. So, go to the Android Market on your Honeycomb tablet and give this app a go.

Source: Android Community