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Looking to "help you catch up on technology news in minimal time and on your own schedule," Briox introduced Riversip to the Android Market recently. Riversip without a doubt provides a unique take on the "news reader" concept, automatically choosing news sources based on user-chosen topics, and showing only the top headlines, instead of clogging up your screen with every headline available.

 

Riversip also makes a point of its incredibly easy user experience, promising that "no setup or learning time [is] required." The app also allows users to see what other sources have reported on a given topic, providing a multitude of different angles for each headline. Additionally, Riversip can comb your Twitter feeds for reactions to or mentions of specific stories, to show you what your friends are talking about most. All of these factors combine to fulfill Riversips promise of updating users on the latest tech news in mere minutes, requiring very little effort while providing the maximum amount of pertinent information available.

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Overall, Riversip seems to make an awesome solution for keeping track of tech news and is certainly worth checking out, especially considering the fact that it's free from the Android Market. Click through the Market link below to grab the app and stay up to date in one of the simplest, fastest ways possible.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.teamrou.com Phil Oakley

    I'm sorry, but this looks totally like an iOS port :/

    • http://www.riversip.com Itamar Rogel

      Hi Phil,
      When designing the app we've made an effort to balance the desire to keep our experience consistent across mobile platforms while making the best use of Android's strong points... When aiming for Android 2.2+, it's not so simple because many ICS'y things we'd have wanted to get in wouldn't work well on the older releases. Google's official UX guidelines for ICS show how a civilized ICS app could differ quite a bit from a civilized Gingerbread one, for instance.

      All in all, we've tried to strike a balance in all that, and especially - listened to our Android beta testers. We always want to improve in future versions, so we'd be glad to hear ideas how to get better! Please write us at info AT riversip DOT com, we'd love to chat :)

      Thanks,
      Itamar

  • http://www.riversip.com Itamar Rogel

    Hay, this is Itamar from the Riversip team - thank you for the great review!