Updated : Google Currents goes international and the app now available for download on Google Play and in the Apple App Store.
Search engine giant Google launched its much-rumored and awaited Flipboard competitor, Google Currents. A gorgeous magazine like newsreader application which is currently available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Google Currents is basically a Flipboard like app that let you read news from various sites, magazines, blogs and other online publications in a stylish magazine like layout on your mobile and tablets. Check the screenshot to get an overall idea.
The app have two main sections of content: Library and Trending. Library is where content from your favorite publications, which you opted to follow will show up , and the app will regularly download and update the content so you can access and read the articles offline. The Trending tab displays the hottest trending stories across the web, its nicely arranged into different categories like technology, business, entertainment, world news etc and the news are drawn from a variety of sources.
To get started, simply download the app (Android market or iTunes Store) and choose the publications you want to subscribe to for free. You can also add RSS feeds, Youtube video channels and photo feeds from picasa, public Google+ streams and Google Reader subscriptions you’re already following. Currently Google Currents is only available for US users, but using some simple methods you can download the app from anywhere, hope you know about it 🙂 ( at the end of this article, i have provided the latest Google currents apk file for Android users and for iTunes users just change the country selection in the iTunes software on your PC and download it)
Publishing your Site to Google Currents
So, want your website or blog to be a part of Google currents? Google along with the Google Currents app, launched a self-service publisher platform that gives publishers the flexibility to design, brand and customize their web content the way they want. Google Currents Producer is a simple web editor using which you can use your sites RSS feeds, videos from Youtube channels, photos dynamically pulled from Flickr, Picasa Web, or any Media RSS feed, social updates from Google+ and articles imported from Google docs, Epub, or HTML to create different ‘sections‘ of your Google currents ‘editions‘.
SharePress is available on Google Currents, so you can add and enjoy full articles directly from us
There is absolutely no programming skill needed for publishing your contents through Google Currents. You can just use the default option to create a fully working magazine style content of your site for currents. For advanced users, there are may options to edit HTML and CSS styles to customize the look and feel of their magazine. Publishers can also associate their account with Google Analytics in order to increase their awareness of consumers’ content preferences, device use and geographic distribution.
Whether you’re a reader or a publisher, Google Currents helps you easily experience the best content on the web in most easy way. You can get more information and interesting contents here.
Watch the introduction video to Google Currents –