Ever since Fliboard appeared, we had different applications hoping to make the news reading experience better and more interesting. So, between applications such as Summify and Pulse, Taptu made its way both in Apple’s iTunes and on Android’s Marketplace, and the good news is that the creators of Taptu might be onto something over here.
The beauty of Taptu resides in the fact that it puts you right in the middle of your news with enough choices to go through if you are bored of whatever you already had available. First, we have the Facebook news stream which is now available via Taptu (in a Fliboard similar manner) and then there’s the Twitter and LinkedIn option, so far nothing out of the ordinary. The RSS flux is managed again in a manner similar to Fliboard but what’s great about Taptu is that it feels a little different, the personality change from all other news aggregators is quite welcome and it’s what finally made Taptu an interesting option. When it comes to picking your news sources, you can always switch to something else if you’re tired of your original choices. The recommended technology fitted within Taptu is another point of interest since it serves both news and usual blog posts from around the internet focused on the kind of content you are already subscribed to or declared as favorites.
One interesting note before we head on to with other details – Taptu is a child of a former CNN journalist– Mitch Lazar to be more precise. Therefore it’s built with an aim for properly distributed news. This means that the four virtues of Taptu – wonderful presentation, seamless news display, content indexing and properly built search will make the entire experience a more information-oriented one (rather than simply content-oriented as it is with most similar apps with notable exceptions, of course). Now, back to what makes Taptu interesting– the ability to supercharge what news aggregation actually means. The thing is, its ability to mix and match content sources and your own personal tastes makes it a wonderful past-time content DJ. And it constantly helps you add more interesting things in the loop – I should assume I’m not the only one that struggles with the need for more information all the time. Not to mention that it constantly offers options to tweak things closer to your needs – if the stream feels too overwhelming, shrinking is an option and the same goes for expanding it.
What the Future Brings
The future brings news of proper Taptu development– meaning that its creators see a bright future for it with numerous improvements. They also promise a better handling of streams which at this point is incredibly relevant since you can easily get it cluttered if you add too many streams– whereas handling the number of streams you want in your app is easy, handling the content after you subscribed to everything you wanted to subscribe is a little harder. But there is time to change that. Another rumor suggests that a universal app is in the making, allowing users to make their app portable over all their devices with one simple login.