The 10 Social News Apps You Need to Try

1/20/12Follow @soonishpodcast

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Yahoo Livestand — This app gets the award for the most agonizing distance between technical virtuosity and actual usability. The interactive graphics, such as the sliding featured-content screen, are all programmed in HTML5, which is an amazing accomplishment that positions Yahoo well for future cross-platform publishing ventures. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that Yahoo put as much thought into how people actually want to browse and read. Pros: The overall design is modern and attractive. Cons: The selection of news sources inside the app is eccentric. The navigation scheme is unclear. Article text is set in a tiny typeface, surrounded by useless background elements. The app only works in landscape mode, which is just silly.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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7 responses to “The 10 Social News Apps You Need to Try”

  1. Kevin says:

    Thanks Wade, I always enjoy your articles about new interesting apps.