Pulse (Free~ iOS, Android) an application that allows you to consume large quantities of content through an intuitive and nice looking user interface. It’s currently one of the ways I enjoy keeping up to date on websites such as Gizmodo, Engadget, Techcrunch, and even Reddit. Instead of having to visit these sites individually, I simply fire up this application where I’m given a neat interface where I can browse through the various feeds I’m subscribed to and check out the articles I’m interested in.
You might be asking, but doesn’t this sound a lot like RSS? To be honest, it does and it performs a similar function to the app Reeder (iOS) but it does it differently. Pulse doesn’t label itself as a RSS reader because many people have a hard time understand what an RSS feed is. I’ve tried explaining it to my friends but many don’t seem to give it a chance because it sounds too technical. Pulse decides to take a different route by creating a layer on top of RSS to provide an even better reading experience for its users.
So for those wanting to find a better way to devour content over the internet, you should try out Pulse. You should always find something of interest as they pull content from many popular sources from all types of categories.They even have a featured section so you could discover new sources.
What’s most interesting is why this application was created. Akshay Kothari and Ankit Guota were inspired to create this application because of their frustration of reading the news on mobile devices. So they developed this application in a ten week course at Stanford University and since then has been a best-selling application. Shouldn’t this give us some inspiration to create something of our own to see where it could take you? Stop thinking about the what if we does this, and simply do it. You’ll never know how far it’ll take you.