Pulse Reader is one of the best reading apps for Android and iOS! It gives you a chance to read your favorite blogs in an easily digestible format and tailored for a touchscreen interface. Today the company announced that they have released an internet browser based version of it, that is compatible with ANY OS and mobile browser.
Microsoft is heavily promoting this news because it supports gesture and touch controls via their new IE10, found on Windows 8. Microsoft provided resources, including connecting Pulse with Pixel Lab. Together, the three companies brought Pulse’s visual style and user interface to the Web, using HTML5.
Pulse co-creator Akshay Kothari told the Verge today that a browser-based version of the tool has been the biggest request from users, but that he’d previously thought of HTML5 as “clunky and slow, like the web.” While he praised the implementation on Internet Explorer 10, he says that performance doesn’t suffer elsewhere. “If you’re using a computer, all modern browsers should work great… The main difference is around touch.” Still, Kothari says IE10 is the “bleeding edge” of the hardware acceleration he uses for touch, though he expects future versions of Chrome to have similar features.
If you are a fan of Google Currents, then I would check out the web-based version of Pulse Reader, HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.