Flud News

Flud News

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Social network based on readings
  • Good-looking layout
  • Well-known social networks integration
  • "Reading list" (available offline too)
Cons
  • Some connection issues on loading articles
  • Needs a "Who to follow" feature
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Happy fluding"

Reviewed by / Jan 07, 2013

Flud news, the social reader

Everyone loves to be the first of their friends to read the latest news and trends. Why if that breaking news just find you instead of spending time looking for something worthy within the newspapers? Welcome to Flud, welcome to the flowing news.

First off, you have to sign up, you can try it for a while as a guest but the point in Flud is being a member and now you'll discover why. The articles, post and news you read give you topical credibility, that's it, builds up a personality on Flud. Other Flud user will follow you if you share interest with them or if you flud (share) interesting news. You can also add friends and check out what they are reading from the Activity Feed.

But how does it work? Highlighted news come to your screen, randomly, recommended by your friends, selected from categories or from your Google Reader subscriptions. Well you can also connect to Facebook and Twitter. Just swipe for more news. And scroll down to see other news of the same category. One of the most interesting tools is the "Reading list". You can add as many articles as you want to read it later, even when you're offline.

This kind of readers allows you to discover your news personality as well as new websites, writers and blogs that you didn't know.

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Developer's original description available here
****For Android Phones only. Tablet version coming soon.****

Introducing a new kind of social news reader. Flud is a place where everyone has a news personality. For the first time ever, the things you read about give you topical credibility among your friends and followers. Beautiful design, simple user interface, and integrated social features make Flud the best place to read your news.

Customize Flud to your personal tastes. Your Flud profile allows you to discover your news personality and become a credible source of information.

Features
- Find Fluders who share your interests in news, blogs, and topics
- Flud articles you love and share them with your followers
- See what your followers are reading with the Activity Feed
- Access your Reading List wherever you are, no Internet required
- Easily add, reorder, or remove feeds
- Connect to Google Reader, Twitter, and Facebook
- Create a Reading List of headlines that look interesting to you
- Play video, view images, read stories

Uses
- Discover new websites, writers, blogs, or topics you didn’t know you loved
- Browse niche blogs and major news brands, silly news and science journals, at the same time
- For bloggers, offer Flud to your readers as a way to experience your content on a mobile platform
- Build your brand by tweeting the latest industry news

Flud has been featured in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, NBC, Mashable, TechCrunch, The Next Web, Gizmodo, Forbes, Fortune, and many others.

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fludapp

Have an idea, question or concern? Visit our feedback forum at getsatisfaction.com/flud or email bobby@flud.it

Spread the word! Tell your friends why you love Flud or submit a fan photo to our Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fludapp

Recently changed in this version

Easier log in!
You can now opt in to just log into Flud via Facebook Connect. It's fully optional, secure and makes logging in easier :)

Request from the Flud team
If you haven't updated your profile photo yet, we'd love to see you do so. Show us who you are don't be shy :)

Speed and stability updates
You'll find a more stable and faster Flud with this update.

Bug Fixes for:
- Logging in
- Facebook sharing
- Adding/Removing feeds in Google Reader


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Comments and ratings for Flud News
  • (64)

    by Joe Matta on 01/07/2013

    REALLY cool app though needs some (lots) work including more additions to the categories, ability to login with your Social sites (FB, TWITTER)etc. accounts. Nice Idea, hopefully you'll improve it. :-)

  • (64)

    by Selina Vega on 20/06/2013

    Love it.

  • (64)

    by Robert Snead on 21/05/2013

    This is a wonderful app. They could use extra space for the "read later" section though. I would like to archive the older posts ago I can read them again later on.

  • (64)

    by Brock Christoval on 17/05/2013

    Good interface and content but I don't prefer the built in browser.

  • (64)

    by Dewayne Begay on 04/05/2013

    Great place to find out news and interesting things. Around the world.

  • (64)

    by Shadman Ahmed on 03/05/2013

    A must app for reading customized news

  • (64)

    by kurt hinds on 17/04/2013

    Keeps on improving, hopefully will keep on the path with every update.