The Pulse app, which uses RSS-feeds to bring together the news you want to read from the sites you want to read, was the de-facto news reader for the Kindle Fire, as Amazon placed it on its homescreen right out of the box.
Additionally, the app is popular on Honeycomb tablets and on the iPad, but downloads were flat until the Fire. In fact, in 2011, Pulse downloads went from 1 million to 11 million and the app is now seeing 1.5 million downloads every month. Altogether, users have read 1.39 billion stories and shared 9.8 million stories.
Over the course of the year, Pulse managed to secure 250 publishing partners including ESPN and the WSJ.
AfterDawn has a great quick guide on how to add our stream to your Pulse news reader.
Infographic via TC:
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Jan 2012 22:57