Pulse is a popular news reading application for Android and iOS, and it’s now come to the web. A release from the official Pulse blog shows the process that went through adapting Pulse for the web, and how the new layout takes advantage of your full browser and focuses on bringing the beautiful image-based news feed to the web so the experience relates to the mobile version. The Pulse web version is fully synced with your mobile version as well, so you can keep your interests aligned no matter where you are.
The service allows you to sign in with Facebook, and when you do, it reads your Facebook news feed to find stories your friends are reading and include those in your Pulse mosaic.
The first step is to choose a few interests so Pulse can seed your news feed, and once you have chosen, the real Pulse homepage opens up to you. Like a bulletin board full of relevant news, the layout is simple and clean, and you even have the ability to change the sorting and display mode with the buttons in the top right corner.
The pulse home page is where you really get quick access to a variety of stories, and you’re able to browse faster than you can in Flipboard, in my opinion.
When you click on a story, you get access to the entire story right there in the app, with social sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Gmail to the left. You can also save the story and change the font size. It’s a very clear layout and is a great way to read your articles. To be honest, an article sourced from Joystiq looks a lot nicer in Pulse than on the blog itself!
Check out Pulse here.