Every day, there’s a lot happening on your smartphone. News stories, Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram photos, and other updates can flash past at lightning speed. It can be impossible to keep up. Blinkfeed on the HTC One and the upcoming HTC One Mini takes care of that. It’s a hub for all your social media accounts, and brings together news feeds from over a thousand websites, giving you the latest news and newest updates all in one place.
Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use
Blinkfeed sits on the home screen of the HTC One, so whenever you unlock your phone you’ll see it, and instantly know what your friends are doing and what’s happening around the world. It’s regularly updated, so you’re never behind the times.
All you need to do is scroll down through Blinkfeed, and you’ll see a constant stream of updates and stories relevant to you. If you see something you like, just tap on the picture and you can read it in more detail.
The best thing about Blinkfeed is that it works well whether you’ve got a thousand Facebook friends or ten, and whether you want the news from a dozen websites or just a few. The list just gets longer - but it’s equally easy to read.
Only The Stories You Want To See
You can easily customise your Blinkfeed to only show the news and updates that are most important to you, choosing from a list of your apps, social networks, and over a thousand news feeds. Just tick a box and Blinkfeed will do the rest, bringing you the latest content as it happens.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr are all Blinkfeed partners, and big names in news like Associated Press and Reuters are on board. Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku are also there. As well as picking specific news sites, you can also choose news by category, selecting only the topics that interest you. Choose to show updates from other apps on your phone too, like the calendar or your favourite photos.
If you’ve scrolled down and want to find out the latest news, just tap the home button and Blinkfeed will jump back up to the top of the list. If you want to check for updates manually, swipe down and you’ll quickly see fresh stories appear.
Blinkfeed is only available on HTC’s phones like the HTC One and the upcoming HTC One Mini. It’s a free service, and it’s incredibly convenient. Once you’ve got it going, you won’t waste your time sifting through dozens of apps, or loading up your phone’s Web browser and typing in website addresses, any more.
Try out a live demo of Blinkfeed on the HTC One at HTC Australia’s website.