Get updated on your favorite topcis with the new Taptu Widget
Taptu DJ Your News Widget is the new sensation of the Android Market which allows you to read social news feed via RSS. This Android widget lets you get updated with the latest news on your favorite topics such as: technology, sports, social networks, business, gaming and more. Taptu Widget will convert the content of your most-loved sites and blogs into fantastic visual streams. You can also add your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to Taptu Widget, this way you will keep up-to-date with your different social media timelines.
How to start using Taptu – Dj Your News
The first thing you should do after opening Taptu for the first time is to add sources from the StreamStore (there, you can find almost anything from your favourite sources). Then, you must tap on the ‘+’ button on the top right of the screen to enter the StreamStore. Once there, you will see the following 3 menus:
- Featured – Shows you the featured sources by default as well as the Social Media supported networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
- Topics – You will have all the sources sorted by topcis such as; News, Sports, Tech & Gadgets, Travel, etc.
- gReader – From this menu you will be able to log in to your Google Reader account and quickly add streams you already follow.
DJ Your News with Taptu Widget
Now that you have added your favourite sources to Taptu Widget you will be able to DJ your News. You should press on the pencil icon on the top right of the screen or just go to ‘Menu’ > ‘Edit’. You will see all the sources you’ve added.
Following, this Android widget will allow you to merge different streams and mix them. You will need to select (tick) the sources you want to integrate and then press the ‘merge’ button. Once you are done with that, you will have mixed your favourites sources.
Just remember that the social network and bookmarks streams can not be merged.
Taptu Widget on your Home Screen
You can add as many Taptu widgets to your home screen as you like. The sizes available are: 2×2, 4×1, 4×2, 4×3, 4×4, Taptu Cards, Taptu Stack (only available for Android 3.0+).
According to giving the proper use to Android widgets, the Taptu developers let you configure the update frequency. This way you can save money if you are running on a limited data plan as well as avoid draining your battery.
Sharing with friends and more
You can add as many Facebook or Twitter accounts as you want. Taptu Widget lets you add your LinkedIn account as well. By adding them you will be able to see what your friends have shared via this social networks. Taptu Widget will transform those links into full article views.
Facebook and LinkedIn will allow you to Update your status, Like and Comment from your stream. Regarding Twitter, you can Tweet, ReTweet and quote a Tweet from your stream directly on this Android widget.
All of the 3 social networks are available if you want to share any articles with friends through Taptu.
Save and Read Later
In case you haven’t got enough time to read the articles you can add them to your Bookmarks to read them later. You can also save them to Instapaper and Read It Later apps.
Backup your Streams
You can create a backup of your streams into your SD Card by going to ‘Menu’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Create backup’.
The Android widget developers allow you to contact them through email in case you have any doubts or feedback about Taptu. You will need to press on the ‘i’ icon on the top of the screen and then tap on ‘I have some feedback’.