Most probably wouldn’t have heard of Summly yet. It’s a simple news app which gives you super concise information. It’ll take a story and then summarise it so you’re made to view it on just one page, no having to flick pages, you just scroll up and down.
The app was founded by a 16-year old from London by the name of Nick D’Aloisio. He’s done amazingly well for himself now being the CEO of Summly. But the best thing about it all is that he’s had an investment so far of $1 million. He has even attracted other investors such as Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter and the CEO of AirBnB. Obviously investors believe in him and have invested early.
Summly recently got a redesign which makes it a lot more attractive than its previous design. The app is made to be minimalistic because your fed information in short bites.
This is the screen where you simply choose a topic you’re interested in. When going into a topic you’re simply given the most popular and key stories. Of course you can add more topics but you can’t add individual sites, and that’s the point. You’re not given the ability to add specific sites on purpose. The whole point of it is just to find out the top stories quickly.
The summary screen is simply what you see above. You simply get a header image with a short summary below. If you’re interested in finding out more you double tap to go through to a larger story, however it still won’t be the full story. Summly has it’s own algorithm which will shorten the story, giving you only the key points. It actually works very well.
You can of course read the full story too if it’s something that has really caught your eye.