March 20, 2014
Ultralab Apps, the studio behind a number of iOS apps including Gifstory and Instagrids, has just released its latest product in the App Store. The new app is called Recents, and it's so named because it shows only the most recent updates from each of its supported social feeds. Recents initially supports four major social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr (whose signature colors are featured in the app's icon). Eschewing the article recommendation setup that's common among many news apps nowadays, Recents offers a single place for the latest posts and updates from your feeds on those networks. The app features an interface that supports viewing of different types of content. So, whether it's an article from Facebook or Twitter, or a photo or video from Instagram or Tumblr, content is optimized for reading or viewing in Recents. Recents also supports the familiar double-tap gesture for liking items. What's more, when you like something in Recents, your "like" is automatically transferred to the corresponding social network. According to Ultralab Apps, Recents will be updated with the following features depending on how successful it becomes in terms of download figures:
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later, Recents is available now in the App Store for $0.99. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- After 5,000 downloads: Support of many more news sources: RSS, SoundCloud, Youtube, Vimeo, Google+
- On reaching 25,000 downloads: Get instant access to your actions history and all content you liked!
- When we hit 50,000 downloads: Automatic and manual content categorization: assign and select news categories like science, friends, sports etc.
- With 100,000 downloads: Discover new sources of content: smart recommendation mechanism will suggest you sources from the feeds of people with similar tastes.
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