Popular newsreader app Pulse has been introduced to wider web platform. Pulse explains that the web-version of the application has been designed for discovery. Pulse on the web incorporates a dynamic layout, as shown in the images below, and use up the desktop space with large images. The post further explains that content on Pulse on the Web “fill your browser without wasting a single pixel.” Users have the option of using either a smart dynamic layout or a simpler chronological layout.
To begin with, users have to go to Pulse.me. Here, users can subscribe to the newspaper, magazine or blog of their choice. The way this works is that users can search for their favourite publisher by their name and view it on Pulse. As per the official post, the sources are updated instantly and periodically refereshed. Interestingly, with the web version of Pulse, users have the ability to sync their content sources using one account. This means that now users can add a source from their browser automatically to their other devices and vice versa.
The service, as mentioned on the official blog, can be used on most modern browsers, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox. What is also interesting is that Pulse on the web has been optimized for touch. Users can use it in IE10 in Windows 8 tablets, too, for Pulse makers have included the multi-touch gestures in IE10 into it. Elaborating a little more on this, the post adds, “It takes just one swipe to move between articles, a two-finger swipe brings up your reading list, and a simple pinch closes an article to take you back home.”
To know more about Pulse on the web, you can view the video below.
Pulse for the Web, as the company mentions in an official blogpost, improves upon the features that the mobile app offered. To this effect, the official blogpost adds, “Two years ago, we released Pulse for iPad to make browsing news on mobile devices faster, simpler and more beautiful than ever before. It wasn’t long until our users let us know that the problem we solved wasn’t confined to mobile devices. Even on the web, people have to bookmark their favorite websites, switch contexts from site to site, and have no simple way to share or save stories. That changes today with the launch of Pulse for the Web.”