SingTel’s NewsLoop, a Flipboard-like news reader app for the iPad, is off to a strong start. Since its launch in July 2012, it has been downloaded 17,000 times and obtained strong reviews. For a time, it was also number 3 for free iPad apps in Singapore.
Now, it has just launched an iPhone app in the hopes of capturing more users in the country. The smartphone version of NewsLoop, optimized for the iPhone 5, has the following features:
- Synchronised profiles between iPad and iPhone
- Preview of hot topics on iPad and iPhone
- Add LinkedIn and Tumblr feeds
- Share articles via SMS Read more
Disclosure: SGE is a content partner with NewsLoop.
Now, Singaporeans have a new and free e-reader app made just for them. Developed by SingTel, Singapore’s largest telecom company, NewsLoop lets users pick from from over 230 local and international news sources divided into 25 categories. For now, it is available only on the iPad, but an iPhone version is coming soon.
Once users pick what they want to read, the stories will be displayed in a visual format on the app’s cover page, in a manner reminiscent of Flipboard, a popular social reader developed in Silicon Valley. And like Flipboard, you can add newsfeeds from Facebook and Twitter.
Some local favorites that users can select right away are TODAY, The Online Citizen, Channel NewsAsia, publichouse.sg, and ieat.ishoot.ipost. International brand names like Reuters, BBC, and ESPN are also available.
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