[Android] Stay updated with all of the latest tech news using Appy GeekNovember 6, 2012 1 Email article | Print article
Appy Geek is an app that will automatically update you on the tech topics you care about most. This app is great for tech addicts who can’t stand to be away from current events for so long. It also great for those who hate stumbling through stories and they don’t care about just to get to ones that are interesting to them.
What is it and what does it do
The main functionality of Appy Geek is to make it incredibly easy to only be updated with the stories that you actually want to read.
- Can source all popular tech websites
- Displays full articles, photos, and videos
- Customizable alerts on specific topics
- Personalize your own news channel
- Easily share and comment on any article
- Some topics lacking in sources
- Cannot manually add sites
Appy Geek is a fantastic way for tech addicts to keep up with their news. It will use all of the most popular tech sites as sources. This makes sure that you are getting up-to-date and reliable information. It will also help your recognize the information more by using sources that should be familiar to you. One major downfall about the sources is the fact that you cannot add a specific site to your news channel. This lacking of such a necessary feature really hurts the overall appeal.
This app will display news stories based on the topics that you prefer. This means that you no longer have to scroll through pages of news just to find an interesting article you want to read. You simply mark which topics you like, and the app will automatically add them to your news channel and alert you when new stories come in. Once you find an article you like, you can view the article in full text, complete with photos and videos.
Additionally, once you find an article you like, there are a number of things you can do. You can comment on the story and have your comments automatically sync to the actual web versions. You can also share the story by traditional means such as email or text messaging. While these aspects are great, it is rather unfortunate that some topics do not have a vast list of sources. This really limits the scope of information you have access to.
Conclusion and download link
Overall, Appy Geek is a fantastic app that will undoubtedly please anybody who sometimes struggle to keep up with tech news. While there are some annoying aspects of the app, these can easily be added through future updates. Additionally, the primary function of the app is unaffected and therefore makes the app still very likable.
Version reviewed: 2.3.2
Requires: Android 1.5 and up
Download size: 2mb