FLUD Updates iPad App To Focus On Building and Joining Communities

Posted Dec 12, 2011

Flud 2.0 launches your news personality from Bobby Ghoshal on Vimeo.

FLUD is a popular iPad app that is like a “digital newspaper” that competes with services like Google Currents, Yahoo! Livestand, Flipboard, and AOL Editions. FLUD has recently launched an update to their app known as FLUD 2.0. This version of FLUD focuses on building and joining communities.

Even though FLUD has a new user interface, they still allows you to add your own news sources like Google Reader, Facebook, Twitter, Read It Later, etc. You can also organize content in a way that you want to see it.

Some of the newest features in FLUD is that there is an Activity tab. The Activity tab lets you see other users that are reading the same stories as you. This allows you to interact with them as well. You can follow them and have their stories added to your Activity tab.

The new FLUD allows you to create a personal profile so you can bookmark articles to read later and share. Your profile will sync across multiple devices so you can switch FLUD between your iPhone and iPad.

The first time I heard about FLUD was when I wrote about them this past April. You can download the new version of FLUD on the App Store now. [iTunes link via Lifehacker]