For those of you familiar with the Pulse news reader app for Android you are well aware of the awesome interface and easy reading ability of your RSS feeds via Pulse. Well Pulse was on hand at South By Southwest in Austin Texas this weekend to announce new local features.
Local news has become an important category for app developers. While there are several different sources popping up in the form of apps, for local news, Pulse has the knowledge and experience behind them from their RSS reader app that lays your news out across the page with easy access to the news that matters most.
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To deliver local news, via the new Pulse Local, Pulse has teamed up with CBS News, and AOL’s Patch which will give you a mix of hard news and the latest goings on from your community. For local sports Pulse has partnered with; SB Nation. Bleacher Report and CBS Sports, as well as others for uber local sports news.
Pulse has also teamed up with Groupon, Living Social and Gilt City to deliver local deals to your Pulse app as well. And of course there’s food mixed in their too courtesy of Zagat.
Pulse has received praise from Time Magazine, TechCrunch and Fortune Magazine among others. Look for the new Local features soon at Pulse’s page in the Google Play Store