What’s the best way to quickly see what people on the Internet talk about right now? You can go to Twitter and scroll through your timeline to get an idea of what’s important, but your results depend very much on who you follow. It also takes time before you can distinguish between what’s important and what not. Twitter’s trending topics may be a better way to find out what’s going on, but there is a lot of noise there and some topics are covered multiple times.
Today a new app was launched in the app store, Current.ly, that solves this problem. I have been beta testing it for a couple of months already and I must admit that I love it. The app gives you a quick overview of what’s trending on Twitter right now, and you can even choose the country that you want to see the trending topics for.
The user interface is very well designed, so you can swipe from topic to topic and get all the information you want in just a few minutes. If you want to dig deeper into the topic you can do that with one click, if not you just go to the next topic. A great app for anybody suffering from information overload.
Current.ly was created by the team behind PeerReach, a company that I invested in about 2 years ago. Zlatan Menkovic and Nico Schoonderwoerd did a great job with this app, and I am proud of what the team managed to achieve with their limited resources. Congrats on reaching this milestone guys!
Give Current.ly a try, it may replace the way you consume some of your news. I am of course a bit biased (but I would never promote something I don’t like or don’t believe in!), but of the many news apps that I downloaded, this is one of the very few that I now use on a daily basis. You can either go the Current.ly website or you can download it from the Apple app store here.