Taptu

If you happened to check out Taptu in the past, then you likely already know that it's a pretty decent way to gather all the content you're interested in from around the web into one app. Now though the company has taken it one step further by offering up a full blown HTML5 site to make use of.

Rather than your Taptu account being contained to your Android device, you can fully access all your complete profile from any capable browser and enjoy it as you would any on your smartphone making it easier then ever before to share the news you choose with the people you choose. You can jump below for the full press release along with the download link to Taptu for Android.

Taptu Allows You to Share Your Favorite News Streams Via Facebook, Twitter and the Web With New HTML5 App
 
Taptu connects phones, tablets and the Web with the first seamless social news reading experience
 
CAMBRIDGE, England & DENVER-May 31, 2012- Taptu, the social media and mobile search technology company known for “DJ-ing the news,” is taking its popular news reader to the Web with a new HTML5 app. The new platform makes Taptu the most widely available reader app, letting users create and share personalized streams of news from their phone, tablet or computer.
 
The company’s new HTML5 website makes it the first truly cross-platform news reading experience, allowing anyone to access Taptu’s beautiful news and social media streams from any desktop browser, and synching customized streams across the native iOS or Android apps. By building their Web experience in HTML5 Taptu is pushing the envelope of browser based apps, and will soon be releasing a mobile web version of their app capable of bringing the Taptu experience to any WebKit browser.
 
“Taptu’s main advantage has always been our powerful search and aggregation technology that allows us to take any topic, source or keyword search and create a beautiful news reading experience around it,” said Mitch Lazar, CEO of Taptu. “Today we are taking a huge step towards making Taptu a universal tool for both discovering and sharing all your personal interests.”
 
Users have always had the ability to mix and mash news into custom visual streams using Taptu’s powerful search technology, and the new Web experience will now make it easy to share these streams with anyone. Once they have aggregated their favorite content into personalized streams, users can share with all their friends via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email in just two clicks.
 
To create a seamless experience across devices, Taptu utilizes user accounts that synchronize all mixed streams using the Google, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts users already have. Users can create a stream on an iPad and it will automatically appear on their Android or iPhone, as well on the Web version of Taptu. To eliminate redundancy, any content read on one device is instantly marked as read across all platforms.
 
In addition to the new HTML5 destination and user accounts, Taptu has also recently improved their iOS and Android apps by bringing its popular Search Streams to iOS and the Web. Taking advantage of Taptu’s search heritage, this feature creates a stream around any keyword, and in beta testing on the Android platform users are already creating twice as many custom streams.
 
Try Taptu HTML5 today:
http://taptu.com
 
About Taptu:
Founded in 2006, Taptu is an award-winning social media and mobile technology company based in Cambridge, England, and Denver, Colorado. Taptu builds innovative platforms, tools and applications that enable highly personalized creation, curation, recommendation, search, discovery, management, consumption and sharing of content across all personal screen-based devices. Wapedia, Taptu’s popular mobile Wikipedia with over 4 million downloads, is also available for download at the Apple App Store and on the Android Market.

 

Reader comments

Taptu launches HTML5 site to complement mobile apps

5 Comments

On the Android App version:
If you like Pulse you might like this even more. It will do the same stuff Pulse does, but also let you stack multiple sources in one feed. The widgets are much better too. Has more customization options in the display.

And it has a great interface although Pulse's is still a little slicker IMO.

They still using stupid BING as their search engine for the app? Also - are they still caching all crap on their own servers so images look like crap and news isn't updated in a timely manner? - These are the main reasons I went back to Pulse.

I'll jump in and say 'no' to both of your reservations. I've been running Taptu and Pulse side-by-side for a while now... I was a HUGE Pulse fanboy and I really needed to see if Taptu was at least as good as, if not better than, Pulse.

Streaming updates are ridiculously close and there is no difference in picture quality.

The main reason I left Pulse was the 20 stream limit... Taptu has 100 stream limit (win!) and the ability to merge slow moving streams (more win!)

It is possible that Pulse has added that capability -- I stopped using it a few months back so I don't know if the app has been updated.

The only question I have now: will Taptu lose me to Flipboard? (sweet! more testing... bring it!)