[Featured] Taptu App Officially Comes to Android with Exclusive Features; Interview

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by dgstorm, May 5, 2011.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Jan 5, 2011
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    Today the social reader app, Taptu, gets its official press release confirming its launch for the Android Tablet platform. I was able to score an Interview with the apps creator and Taptu CEO, Mitch Lazar. Mitch believes that the Android platform, and more specifically Android Tablets will be his biggest growth market opportunity, and very few news readers have made their way to Android tablets.

    Unlike most apps, Taptu is approaching Android differently than its iPad version and releasing three unique features not available on iPhone or iPad. Also, Taptu for Android tablets integrates Facebook and multiple Twitter accounts while letting users 'DJ the News' by organizing all their feeds into custom streams.

    The app is built from the ground up for the the tablet platform and is now a universal app for both tablets and Android phones. Taptu goes beyond just reading RSS with the ability to mix and curate your own streams while providing a clean user experience people have come to expect.

    Taptu has added three features unique to the Android platform.

    1. Themes: Change the color theme from dark text on a white background to white text on a background for better reading day or night.
    2. Full screen reading: Read articles in fullscreen instead of a tabbed look.
    3. Instapaper support: Don't have time to read it now? Send it to your Instapaper account to read it later.
    The new version also allows users to import 100 RSS feeds from their Google Reader accounts, the previous Taptu Android app allowed for 30. To put this in perspective some competitors allow a maximum of 60 content sources total.

    Taptu also allows users to control multiple twitter accounts from the Android app, a feature not available on their iOS apps.

    My full interview with Mitch Lazar can be found at the link below. Here is a quote from the interview below, along with the full press release.
    Electronic Interview with Mitch Lazar, Creator and CEO of Taptu
  2. kristeltips66

    kristeltips66 Senior Member

    Sep 25, 2010
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    I would love to try taptu. I have been using snaptu for couple of years now and it's brilliant.

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