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Summify for iPhone 1.5 Is Here

The much anticipated 1.5 release of the Summify iPhone app hit the App Store today.

 

Twitter iOS 5 Integration

Simplicity at it’s finest: add your Twitter account in your iPhone’s settings for easy sign-ups and logins, in one click!


1. Go to Settings and add your Twitter account to your iPhone


2. Sign-up or login with one click (or two, if you have multiple Twitter accounts). The new Twitter iOS 5 integration eliminates an extra one or two steps in both the sign-up and login processes.

 

Like button

You can find the new heart-shaped Like button in the top-right corner when reading a story. Clicking the button helps teach Summify what you enjoy reading, and if one of the story’s sources shared the link from Facebook, It will automatically “Like” the story on Facebook as well. Go on, spread some love.

 

Read it Later Integration

A few weeks ago we announced the integration of Read it Later for Summify summaries. Now it’s ready to roll on your iPhone. Here’s how to start saving stories for later reading:

1. Tap your profile picture to access the Settings screen and configure your account
2. Enter your account details to connect

3. Your username will appear beside the Read it Later icon once you are connected
4. Save any article to Read it Later from the share screen (accessed by clicking the share button when reading an individual story)

 

Improved Text Readability

We reduced the left-right margins and increased line-height to improve readability. Here’s a before and after look at the changes:

 

Squashing Bugs

With over 40 bug fixes in this release, we won’t bore you with the extermination details. Most notably, we resolved the issue of the missing Japanese keyboard in iOS 5. To put it simply, stuff just works better.

 

Summify Gets A New App Icon – what do you think?


After several “friendly” nudges and comments from Summifyers we’ve finally got around to updating our icon – a slightly more solid look.

Thank you to everyone who continues to report bugs and pass on suggestions, helping us improve everyone’s news consumption experience for the better. Keep the feedback coming, and let us know what you think of the new updates!

Sharing on #Summify Gets Easier With New Like and Share Buttons

We’re fans of simplicity and sometimes we should take our own advice – KISS – keep it simple Summify. In this spirit, we’ve made liking and sharing stories from your summaries easier for you – no more clicking multiple buttons to share to multiple networks from your email or the web (like you guys actually did that anyway – we wouldn’t have). Here’s a quick look at the changes we made.

Before and After: Summify’s Like and Share Button Enhancements

Email and RSS Before

The presentation of your summary in email and RSS (e.g. Google Reader) are very similar so we’ve grouped them together here.

No like button existed and there were separate buttons for sharing to Twitter, Facebook, and Google Reader – talk about clickphobia.

Email and RSS Now

You’ll now see a Like button and just one super Share button, allowing for universal sharing from one spot.

Web Before

The Like button was only visible when you hovered your mouse on a story title and there were separate share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, email and Instapaper.

Web Now

The Like button is always visible and can be found under each story with it’s hearty new look. All previous share buttons have been consolidated into one super Share button.

The Share Bar, which you see when reading a story on the web, also showcases the Like button’s lovely new look.

So what happens when I click…?

Clicking the Like button helps teach Summify what you enjoy reading, and you will also Like the story on Facebook if one of the story’s sources was a Facebook user.

Clicking the Share button, regardless of where you find it, will bring up a universal share box for all of your networks.

Web

Email and RSS

Mobile – share from email

What more could you possibly ask for? Yeah yeah we know, Google+!

“I heard Google released the API, so why are you Summify slugs taking so long?!” Nobody actually said that to us, but it might be what you’re thinking, so here’s an update. The Google+ API is currently read-only, so at the moment we can only get the public activity of one of your friends when what we really need is all the activity of all of your friends. On top of that, we’re unable to share content to Google+ yet. Rest assured, when Google+ is ready to be added to the Summify experience, you’ll be the first to know. For now, enjoy the new buttons and expect to see an iPhone update coming up in October!

#Summify Changes Dislike Button To Like Button and Moves Blog Feed

Like Button

The Summify thumbs-down “Dislike” button has now changed to a thumbs-up “Like” button. The original addition of the Dislike button made perfect sense from an engineering point of view. Our thinking was that the dislikes would be a nice complement to the positive signals sent to us every time you clicked a story, and together we would use these signals to improve your recommendations. In practice however, the dislike button has not proved popular, and so we have decided to swap it for a new thumbs up Like button; a turn that frown upside down kind of thing.

The new Like button is a strong positive signal for your Summary’s recipe and has another direct benefit to you: when you click it, you “Like” the link on Facebook as well. Give it a try; you can find the Like button on your web summary and the share bar:

Web Summary – hover your mouse on the headline for it to appear

Share Bar – at the top of your screen, beside the share button when you view a story

Our Blog Feed Has Moved

Don’t forget to keep in touch. Our new feed has moved to feed://blog.summify.com/feed. We do apologize for the switch. It was unavoidable during our migration to WordPress and we hope you can take a moment to adjust it in your feed reader.

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