Besides messaging, snapping photos, and checking the weather, news reading has become one of the top activities done on mobile phones. It is so popular, in fact, that Apple is introducing its own native News app in iOS 9, due out this fall.
The latest contender to enter the news-reading app arena is Wildcard, which combines articles, photos and videos about the day’s most important stories and other subjects you care about.
The latest iteration of Wildcard can effectively display content like rich media, photos and videos on a mobile’s smaller screen, using a card-style design. The new app offers a news reading experience that combines sources from thousands of publishers, curating the selection of stories and sources presented to the reader. Sources may include articles from newspapers and blogs, along with smaller sites and even video from sites like YouTube or Vimeo.
With its fluid card-like design, users can share out collections of stories on Wildcard – as opposed to single URLs – to sites like Facebook and Twitter. The site is also working on a feature that would allow media and video producers to publish natively in the app