Anybody tried the new Google Currents app?

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iOS and iPadOS

Has anybody tried the new Google Currents app yet?

It sounds interesting, but isn't available here in the UK.

Considering Google's track record on accessibility, I don't have great hopes, but maybe they will prove me wrong this time.

Here's the description of the app:

Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed offline reading. Editions are all free and include:

  • Publisher editions - Publishers such as Forbes, TechCrunch, Saveur, Popular Science, Good, 500px, Fast Company and more have produced hundreds of editions including in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, slideshows, live-maps, and social streams.
  • Google trending editions - Google Currents uses Google search technology to hourly build a set of editions tracking the five most recent trending stories in categories such as world, entertainment, sports, science, and more. Each story is presented through a fresh edition of articles, videos, and pictures,
  • Your favorite blogs and feeds - Instantly, turn your Google Reader subscriptions, or any of your favorite blogs/feeds into a beautiful edition with a magazine feel.

Each edition is available for high speed offline reading, and provides quick-touch sharing. Google Currents self-adapts to differently sized phones and tablets, with your subscriptions synchronized across devices. Google Currents - a reading experience not to be missed.

And here's the link to Google Currents in the US App Store.



Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, December 9, 2011

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The answer is yes I've tried it. Is it accessible? NO! Did a great job on the labeling of the buttons. However, the content are competely inaccessible. Oh how much I love Google.