NewsLoop for iPad is now available in the worldwide iTunes store! NewsLoop offers articles from more than 230 local and international media sources and blogs in 25 categories. Internationally news sources such as Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC and ESPN are also available through the app. What sets it apart from apps like Flipboard is that Singapore users can browse through local favourites such as TODAY, The Online Citizen, Channel NewsAsia, publichouse.sg, ieat.ishoot.ipost, Chubby Hubby, CNet Asia, Techgoondu, Tech65 and Lady Iron Chef. Am delighted to say that my blog has been included as a content contributor from Singapore. 🙂
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I played with the settings and format and it seems fairly intuitive to use. What I like about this news aggregator is the availability of local (Singapore) contents. You can also choose which categories of news you are interested in (e.g. no football news for me) and also the order you prefer to have them displayed (e.g. Home & Decor is moved up of course). You can also choose the format you prefer to read the news in.
For iPhone and Android users, I am afraid that the apps are still in development, but you can still have a look at this video: