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Skygrid is a fun-to-use, visually slick app for browsing through recent news from multiple sources.
Skygrid isn't tied to any particular news outlet, and you can't see much more than a short blurb and a thumbnail image for any particular story--so whether you're checking out a story from PBS NewsHour, CNET, TMZ, or WebMD, you'll have to click through to the source's Web site to read the whole story. Even so, Skygrid makes surfing the headlines fun, with a streamlined grid (of course) interface that lets you swipe through different sections and stories, with the overall navigation being separated into tabs for Top News, Your News, and Sections. Your News gives you a ton of options for customization, and you can add feeds from a wide variety of topics and sources--everything from boxing or U.S. immigration to Al Jazeera Business or Italian Vogue. Even better, Skygrid keeps your interests synced between all your devices with iCloud.
Skygrid may be missing some of the features common to other news readers--most notably, actual news content, since you're sent to the Web to read anything in depth. But if you're connected to the Web, Skygrid makes the visual process of browsing through the news easy and enjoyable.
Named a Featured App, Top 100, and Apple Staff Favorite, SkyGrid is a beautiful and captivating way to stay up to date on your news. Follow all the sources and topics you want, and effortlessly receive updates on the interests you care about. Read your favorite news, people, blogs, and topics in a customized Photo Grid. SkyGrid is your very own custom news. 90%+ 4 & 5 Star App Store Rating Top 10 Ranked App for News The most beautiful, powerful, and easy to use app to follow all of your sources & topicsReviews The apps I relied on during Hurricane Irene were Facebook, Gmail, and SkyGrid NYTimesGet the latest updates, news, and videos about all-things Gaga in SkyGrid! Lady GagaSkyGrid I like. SkyGrid is the news app that tells you whats happening Jimmy Fallon"There's a fun app called SkyGrid. It's very interesting and simple!" Leo Laporte SkyGrid is a compelling iPad app that makes accessing real time news simple TechCrunch Key Features The Beautiful Photo Grid. The trademark Photo Grid delivers a new, beautiful, and fun way to stay up to date on the news you care about. Great Design. Be captivated by a fluid stream of vibrant, high-resolution, and sharp images telling the stories happening around the world. Natural Navigation. Simply and easily swipe from Home screen to Home screen, image to image. Its effortless! Follow Your Sources. ESPN, Discovery, CNN and hundreds of other sources all available with a single tap! Follow Your Topics. Any interest you can imagine you can follow sports teams, celebs, politics, news, your company, anything with a single tap! Simple Sharing. A single quick tap lets you share with Facebook, Twitter, Email, and Instapaper. Alerts & Notifications. Get alerts & badges custom tailored to your interests. Whats Hot. Open your SkyGrid and see the most important events happening around the world, right now! Powerful Following Technology. SkyGrid streams updates, news, and videos from over 1M sources on the Web (mainstream news, social sites, blogs etc). SkyGrids patented algorithm Information Velocity then filters and updates you in real-time on the interests you follow and the fastest spreading events around the world!
What's new in this version:
SkyGrid with iCloud and great iOS 5 features now available! New Features available in SkyGrid 2.3: iCloud. Automatically and effortlessly your interests on SkyGrid are seamlessly integrated on all your devices! iMessage. Send messages about exciting news via Wi-Fi or 3G! Notification Center. Receive alerts on key updates for the exact topics & sources you follow! Beautiful Photo Grid. Now available for every section Whats Hot, Following, and Sections! Your Following Grid. Now every source and to... See all new features »