Circa Launches Online Version of iPhone News App

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Developers of the news aggregator iOS app, Circa (Free), have launched an online preview version of their news sharing service. Circa keeps users updated on current news stories that are condensed down to the essential points, quotes, photos, and new developments— or what the developers call, “atomic elements.”

The iPhone version of Circa was released back in October 2010, and the company maintains a team of technicians, investors, and an editorial staff that selects a wide range of international, national, technology, and science & health related stories of interest to readers. Each story includes a list of citations editors used for their condensed version.

Circa_Stories

Users of the app can choose to keep track of selected stories, in which they will receive updates as the story progresses over days and weeks, or even months. Users’ selected news items get placed on the “My Followed Stories” list where they can be reviewed. The app even allows users to read stories offline.

The online platform of Circa has a similar user interface as the iOS app, but the preview version currently features one main news story, followed by three similar Circa story lines. Online users are directed to the iPhone app for more content. After logging into the site, users can follow selected news items and share them to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

According to TechCrunch, “Circa has raised $1.6 million in seed funding and is planning on bringing its app to Android and iOS 7 soon.”

Circa is a novel way to keep up with the essential facts, opposing viewpoints, and updates in current news stories. If you have used Circa let us know what you think of the service.

Source: TechCrunch | Image Credit: Ken Yuel

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