Microsoft’s arsenal of iOS apps has seen a new addition with the launch of a reader app. Called News Pro, the app lets you create a custom feed of the topics that interest you by pulling items from Bing News.
The News Pro app fetches your Facebook and LinkedIn account information to identify your profession and interests, which results into your feed as news items. In addition, there’s also an option to choose your topics of interest.
Microsoft describes the News Pro iOS app as “hyper-relevant news for your work” in a tagline.
“News Pro helps you search for news around your work every day. Fuel your unique interests with over a million topics to choose from. Get informed efficiently by locating the most important and relevant articles each day based off what interests you. Leverage the power of social networks for your daily news. You can sign-in on Facebook and LinkedIn to tailor your daily news highlights to your work experience and interests.”
“Find articles and topics you didn’t know you needed. News Pro allows you to extend the scope of your daily news updates by suggesting new topics to search based off your current interests and by helping you discover websites where you can read articles that are interesting to you. You can also search for news related to any topic right in the app so you can always be fully informed.”
It’s not less than Apple News or Flipboard, however it’ll be hard to say that it can replace either of the apps on your screen.
Microsoft’s News Pro reader app is available to download only in the US, while the web-based counter-part is accessible worldwide.
VIA / Microsoft News