August 9, 2012
One of the first news apps for iPad is now available on the Web. The free Pulse for Web is the company’s first foray outside the mobile ecosystem. First introduced for iPad in 2010, Pulse arrived on the iPhone/iPod touch one year later. Today, its reach extends to Android devices, and to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Pulse for Web, which runs on Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, also works on tablets including the iPad. With it, users can sync their Pulse account across all devices. In other words, settings changed on one device will be updated everywhere. Featuring a dynamic layout that takes full advantage of the size of your browser, Pulse for Web focuses on images to improve your news reading experience. You can also switch from the smart dynamic layout to a simpler chronological layout. The launch of Pulse for Web follows the previously announced arrival of Pulse Premium Sources for iOS devices, which features content from The Wall Street Journal. These new features, which are available as in-app purchases, include:
WSJ Political Report ($3.99 per month): News and analysis on politics and government, including Election 2012 coverage and posts from the Washington Wire blog; WSJ Technology Digest ($3.99 per month): Technology news and perspectives from the Journal, gadget reviews, the latest Digits blog posts and more; WSJ Water Cooler ($0.99 cents per month): A selection of the day’s most engaging, must-read business, economy, lifestyle and culture stories handpicked by Journal editors. WSJ Water Cooler (99 cents per month): A selection of the day’s most engaging, must-read business, economy, lifestyle and culture stories handpicked by Journal editors.According to Akshay Kothari, co-founder of Pulse:
There is significant opportunity to transform the consumption of premium content on mobile devices. Pulse users come back every day to discover exciting new content and they will love these new offerings from the Journal.Pulse has long been a favorite at AppAdvice. These new offerings are terrific news for mobile readers and for those that primarily get their news on their Mac or PC. To join the Pulse universe, download Pulse for iPad, Pulse News for iPhone, and of course, visit Pulse for Web.