Popular News App SkyGrid Now Available For Android Tablets

Originally created for the iPad and iPhone, SkyGrid became available for Android phones back in May. Today a version of SkyGrid was released specifically for Android “Honeycomb” tablets. If you have a tablet that runs Android 3.x, and like to keep up with the news, you might want to consider this free app.

SkyGrid collections information from all over the web, organizes it into topics, and makes it available in what SkyGrid calls streams. The tablet version of SkyGrid is optimized for the landscape orientation. You first tap a topic name that displays on the left side of the screen to display a list of related articles, which you tap to read on the right side of the screen.

The article is displayed on the entire screen when the tablet is in portrait. All of the articles are retrieved from the actual web sites hosting them and the article pane appears to basically be an embedded web browser.

SkyGrid provides a way to share articles via e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook. To share via Twitter and Facebook your first have to give SkyGrid permission to access those social networks. For example, when you share via Twitter, SkyGrid creates a tweet using the title of the article and automatically includes bit.ly short URL. It also automatically puts in an @SkyGrid mention, which you can delete.