Version 2.0 now available!
Tech Junkie brings you the latest and the most relevant technology news, hand picked and curated by Techmeme.com, the world's most popular technology news aggregation service. For thousands of people, including industry leading CEOs and the who's who of silicon valley, the day starts with Techmeme.com. And now Tech Junkie makes sure your favorite tech site is available in its truest form on your phones and tablets, with added features such as notification, news widget and more.
Even if you don't have time to go through the news, Tech Junkie has a radio function that will read out the news for you.
Version 2 Features:
★ Radio - reads out the news for you and can be accessed outside the app too with the new radio widget
★ Rich Notifications - Android 4.1+ devices will display multi-line notification with photo from the story
★ Dynamic Site Icons - if the icon (or logo) of a site is not available within the app, Tech Junkie will attempt to download and cache it directly from the source site
★ Swipe to close article (beta) - now you can close the mobile view by swiping horizontally, from left to right or right to left; ideal for one-handed use, instead of stretching for the back button.
★ Scalable design - for both phones and tablets (for 7" like the Nexus 7 in particular)
★ Top News section - that shows only the most relevant news
★ River section - featuring all news stories
★ History tab - that provides a searchable list of your reading history
★ Events tab - that has a table of major technology events that are happening around the world
★ Mobile View - that loads articles faster, in a mobile friendly way and within the app
★ Color change - for news titles to indicate a story that has been read (similar to link color in web browsers)
★ Notifications - for top news only
★ Widget - that displays all stories from River section
★ Control the notification, set the refresh rate, ringtone, vibration, LED light and more
What differentiates Tech Junkie from other tech news apps is that you only have to read the news once, instead of going through it again and again from different sites. For example if the same news appears at Engadget, Gizmodo, TechCrunch and The Verge, Tech Junkie displays prominently only the first site that was to report that news, groups the rest of the sites into a collection and hides it from the main view. Alternate sources and relevant tweets of the same news can be accessed by clicking the "More" and "Tweets" button respectively. And when one or more news items are related, they are properly grouped like on the Techmeme website. Author names (when available) are also properly mentioned just above the story title (like Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal, John Roberts / New York Times, John Paczkowski / AllThingsD), so that you can easily identify your favorite author's works.
Download Tech Junkie today and have your daily dose of relevant technology news, without reading the same story....twice.
New Permissions Explained:-
READ PHONE STATE permission is used to stop the radio when you receive an incoming call. Otherwise the radio will continue playing and you won't be able to hear your caller.
MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SD CARD permission is used to cache the site icons downloaded.
Tech Junkie is in no way affiliated with Techmeme.com. We love Techmeme and wanted to provide the best user experience for the site, on phones and tablets. We do believe nothing can match the convenience of visiting Techmeme.com directly when using a PC and would recommend you to do so. But when you are on the go, Tech Junkie will come in handy. All icon copyrights belong to the respective sites.
- Bug fixes
- Fixed loading error
- Improvements to Mobile View
- News radio using Text to Speech engine
- Rich notifications that display the full title
- New widget for radio
- Dynamic site icons
- Progress bar for mobile view
- Swipe horizontally to close mobile view (beta)
- Bug fixes for widget, events and mobile view