Google has just released a magazine-like news feed app for the iOS and the Android. Seems like the app called Google Currents is competing against the likes of Pulse and Flipboard. When you first start-up the app, you’ll be prompted to log-in with a Google account which lets you sync the content across multiple devices and also import news from your Google Reader feed. You’ll then be taken through a quick tutorial to familiarise yourself with the app.
There’s currently around 150 publishers at present which you can subscribe to like Forbes, Techcrunch, Saveur and Popular Science. You can also find new content through the “Trending” tab which is a good way to discover new content. Most subscription is synced for offline reading so you don’t need to be connected the whole time but it also depends on how the publisher formatted their content. Some will only show a snippet of the news where you’ll be brought to the web version of the full content. Your subscriptions will be formatted nicely in a magazine style which you swipe through from left to right.
Currently Google Currents is only available for the US market. Check out the video demo of it below:-
Category: News & Magazines
App size: 5.6 MB
Supported: Android 2.2 and up
App size: 9.3 MB
Supported: iPhone & iPad