Inside Has Improvements On The WayBy: Chris Crum - February 5, 2014
Last week, Jason Calacanis released a new news aggregation app called Inside. As far as we can tell, the response so far has been generally positive, with some users suggesting they have quickly become “addicted” to it.
Like with any other app launch, it’s not perfect, and there is plenty of room for improvement. The Inside team has addressed some of the feedback in a new blog post, and promised a few tweaks in a coming update, which it plans to roll out the week of February 17th.
For one, search is on the menu, including topic search. As it stands right now, the Topics page makes you scroll through a seemingly endless list of topics to find what you want to add. In case you haven’t already figured it out, you can find topics by going to inside.com and add a topic to the url, such as inside.com/tech.
There will also be some improvements to the algorithm and voting process.
The team says, “We are redoing the whole algorithm and the voting/thumbing process. For now, /Myfeed will show you just the topics you are following. You can do that two ways: manually follow a topic or be automatically subscribed after thumbing two updates in that topic (and to see what topics you’re following, head over to your /Profile). Just forget about thumbing down for now.”
But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to thumb things down soon.
“As part of our overhaul of the voting/thumb system, you will also no longer need to tap-tap the thumb in order to down vote an update,” the team adds. “There will be two thumbs in our next design: one up and one down.”
Also in the works are some improvements to the login experience aimed at solving some issues users have been having.
In case you’re wondering when the Android app will be available, the company says it will be released in the spring. In the meantime, the web version works just fine on Android.
Image via Inside