If having to pay 99 cents for the Pulse News Reader meant that you were an uninformed person with no idea of what was happening in the world around you, well we have good, <ahem>, news for you. The guys at Alphonso Labs-the company that developed the application- have decided to remove all fees related to Pulse, making it a free download to your phone.
The CEO of Alphonso Labs, Akskay Kothari, said, "
We would like to thank our early users, who have given us both time and money to help build the product to this stage. They have given us resources to build a company dedicated to improving their news reading experience. As reflected in its reviews and ratings, Pulse News has come a long way from its initial launch, and is hugely popular with users. Making the app free will enable more of user’s friends to join Pulse thereby improving discovery of interesting content via traditional and social channels."
From the executive's comments, you can glean that Pulse not only keeps you updated to the events of the day that mean something to the globe, but also gives you the latest news from your social network that is important just to you. The news reader gets its content from RSS feeds and Facebook and shoots headlines and thumbnails out to you as side-scrolling panels.
The Pulse News Reader is available for free from the Apple App Store and the Android Market. And considering the cost, why not give it a shot? All you are risking is some storage space on your handset.