FLUD Mobile News Reader Gets Social

iOS: Social news reader FLUD has been around for a while, but this week the app unveiled a major overhaul that puts a bigger emphasis on getting you involved with the news that interests you in addition to bringing you stories you’ll enjoy. With FLUD 2.0, you can build and join communities around topics you like and discuss them with friends.

FLUD has been completely redesigned, and the new version looks good. FLUD still allows you to add your own news sources (from Google Reader, Twitter, Facebook, Instapaper and Read It Later) and curate your own content, and if you connect your social networks to the app, you can quickly hop over to the “activity” tab to see what everyone else is reading and talking about in addition to your favourite top stories. The new version also allows you to create a personal profile so you can bookmark articles to read later and share, and your profile syncs across all devices, so if you put your iPhone down and pick up an iPad, all of your articles will still be there.

FLUD 2.0 is available now in the iTunes App Store. The latest features haven’t been added to the Android version just yet, but they’re coming soon. Have you tried FLUD for mobile news reading, or are you sticking with another app instead? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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