Mashable’s new Android app offers a helping hand through the daunting mass of viral content that is dumped onto social media everyday. That’s right – it’s an app that allows only the best infographics and most hilarious keyboard-playing cats to slip through the net.
Using Mashable couldn’t be easier – basically, it’s just a feed of choice content from the website that’s cleanly presented with tabs for filtering between what’s ‘Hot’, ‘Rising’ and ‘New’. There’s also a drop-down list where you can switch between subjects – choosing to view all types of Mashable stories or put the focus on Entertainment, Business, Tech and Social Media among other subjects.
But the Mashable app is more than just a fancy mobile site, it also uses its ‘Velocity’ technology to alert you before the next big thing sweeps the web. So, if you’re the kind of person who revels in the kudos of sharing the latest fad before it reaches saturation, Mashable will use its clever algorithm to send you alerts and keep you in the know. If you’d rather simply browse the app, you can switch off Mashable Velocity in the settings menu.
All of this content is housed in a seriously slick, clean design, which is welcoming to explore with its high picture quality and logical navigation. With Mashable it doesn’t take long to find something that’ll spark your interest, and it’s fun to share your findings when they’re presented this smartly.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Mashable for Android takes away some of the clutter from viral link-sharing, with a tidy, streamlined app for staying ahead of the curve.