The beta for this has been kicking around on Android for a while, but iPhone users can now give it a bash too. It’s a friendly-looking app that’ll attempt to deliver news and posts based on the content of your Twitter and / or Facebook account.
Material is shown in the screenshots below, which were nabbed from the Android version. You log into your Twitter account, it has a think, and then shows “your social media activity” to find you blogs and posts you might be interested in.
Interested? Go hunt it down from iTunes and try it out yourself.
Update – Here’s the iPhone shots…
..and how it looks on Android..
Inq Mobile launches new Material offering for iPhone users
Inq Mobile has announced the launch of an iPhone version of its free discovery app Material. Completely redesigned for iPhone users with a beautiful design and the most user-friendly experience yet, the free service, previously only available to Android users, can now be downloaded from the App Store.
Material is a new way to find content you’ll love. It’s an app that hunts down and serves up content especially for you. All you have to do is sign up with Twitter or Facebook and Material uses your social media activity to find you new blogs, news, music, videos and more. Then delivers them to you in two daily editions. The more you use Material the more it learns from you, fine tuning your experience and evolving with you as your tastes and interests change.
“With the avalanche of content out there, we’re focused on finding new and exciting ways for people to get directly to the things they love”, said Ken Johnstone, CEO & Co-Founder of Inq Mobile. “Material was the result of this thinking, an app that takes all the hard work out of finding great stuff.”
With the sheer volume of content out there you spend more time searching for the stuff you love than you do enjoying it. Material uses your Twitter and Facebook activity to create a sophisticated map of everything you’re into. Then it employs our clever algorithm to find new, blogs, videos, music, images, articles and more, especially for you, delivering them in two daily editions, straight to your phone. You can also easily add an interest if it’s outside your existing social activity and hide topics that aren’t relevant to you.
· Material is unique to you, what you like and who you follow – we hunt down the stories that are right for you and deliver them in beautiful editions, twice daily.
· Takes seconds to join – just sign into Twitter and/or Facebook and we’ll deliver personalised content based on your unique profile.
· Material evolves with and learns from you, so as your interests change, our app changes with you.
· It helps you discover new things from new places; we’ll give you stories from places you never knew existed.
· If you love something Material has discovered, it’s easy to share across your own social networks.
Pricing and Availability
The new Material app is free and available for download at the App Store and the Google Play Store from August 28th 2013.