StreamGlider, a next-generation multimedia newsreader that competes with Pulse and Flipboard on the iPad, was launched today by StreamGlider, Inc., a US corporation co-founded by John Breslin of boards.ie fame.
StreamGlider provides a new way to distribute content to various platforms, and is being rolled out initially on the iPad, with future versions for other tablets, phones, PCs and even TVs. It pulls and plays any kind of content (text, video, photos, music, social media, RSS, APIs), enabling new mashups, real-time slideshows, filters, search and gestures.
StreamGlider goes beyond other newsreaders by allowing users to manage their streams of content in three different modes: a grid newsreader mode featuring StreamGlider’s multi-stream news ticker, a media magazine mode, and a real-time slideshow mode.
“StreamGlider has been in development for over a year-and-a-half. We believe that we have something unique here that no other newsreader offers,” says Breslin. “Our stream editor allows users to mix their own streams of content that then glide across the screen. So you could compose a sports stream from feeds about GAA, Formula 1 and rugby, and have that gliding alongside a stream made up of computer games, technology and movie content. But you can then share your stream mixes with friends, a bit like the way people shared mix tapes of their favourite songs in the 80’s.”
One of the differences between StreamGlider and other newsreaders is that brands can private label the StreamGlider system and distribute it themselves with their own content to their audiences.
StreamGlider is available in two versions, Lite and Pro, and can be downloaded from the App Store on the iPad, or via www.streamglider.com/download
You can watch this screencast about StreamGlider on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odHAXmLS5DI