for iPhone: Now with more awesome!

It’s been just about a month since we launched for iPhone. I’m pleased to share that we have been (happily) overwhelmed by the response!

People are finding all sorts of useful places and moments to dip into the best news from Twitter and Facebook. For many of our users, it’s the first thing they check when they wake up in the morning, and the last thing they read before going to bed. It’s reading material for the subway, the bus, or the line at the deli counter.

So what’s new in this version of for iPhone?

Swipe to Read Later

One of the best features in is the ability to save articles to the Reading List. We make it easy to save any article you’re reading in the application or any article you find around the web into your Reading List (learn more at

We wanted to make it even easier to save articles to your Reading List, so today we’re introducing a sleek (and fun) new gesture to allow you to save articles directly from your main News stream.

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet, More Powerful Than a Locamotive

Rob “Tacos” Haining has been busy making the app zippy quick. You’ll notice some great speed improvements in the updated version of the app.

Stay tuned…(and tell me what you think)

We’re big fans of small and frequent releases, so expect us to keep up this pace of development. 

The changes in the next few updates are a direct result of feedback from our users (you!). So email me, call me, stop by betaworks for coffee. I want to hear what you think of the app (the good, the bad, the ugly).


Jake /

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