Streamified: iPhone App Written Review
Do you like to read RSS feeds or news sources on the Internet? We know we sure as heck do! We’ve got an entire roster of sites we like to peruse, and that’s not even including the social networking options we enjoy on a regular basis. How great would it be if we could keep all of these options in one place, making it easy and convenient to read them daily? Well, with Streamified by developer Zane Claes, you can now do just that! The app makes it simple and gorgeous to keep all your Web feeds in one place, and though it’s not yet the perfect app for this style of reading, it’s quite close.
Concept and Functionality
As stated, Streamified has one goal, and one goal only, really: To keep all of your Web feeds in one centralized stream, making it unbelievably easy to read through them when you wake up in the morning, or during your everyday commute. The app does this by aggregating the RSS feeds from a number of unique locations. First and foremost, you’re free to add Twitter and Facebook, adding a splash of friendly fire to the mix. From there, you’re welcomed to read through the list of categories and options Streamified comes stock with. In this list you’ll find tech news sites like Wired, science blogs like NASA’s Pic of the Day, and even business advice from FastCompany—just to name a few! We enjoyed the wealth of options, as well as the variety. However, we would have liked to see more of these. Each category only comes with one or two feeds to pick from, and we’d love to see even more automation in this regard. Give us more options than we can stomach, and we’ll absolutely love Streamified.
Design and Graphics
Our slight complaints aside, we really do have to hand it to the developers where Streamified’s design is concerned. The app is simply gorgeous, sporting a slide to add threads and scroll to view concept that expertly matches the ease-of-use of the iPhone. Furthermore, we had no problem adding new feeds to the mix, and the feeds we did add behaved flawlessly. However, the app did seem a bit laggy at times, though it never crashed. Rather, it seemed just a bit slow on the uptake at times, though never quite enough to be a deal breaker.
All things considered, if you’re looking for an unbelievably simple and gorgeous way to read your social media and Internet items from your iPhone, Streamified is a solid way to do so. The app is simplistic, beautiful, and once its loaded with more feeds than you can stand, heaps of value. Overall, we were quite impressed by the app, and with a few more updates, we have a feeling it will be the premier news reading application for the iPhone.
Streamified requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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