Tested the new Editions app (a Flipboard competitor). Some initial thoughts:
1. Like the way in which it allows for a "magazine-style" experience, even more so than Flipboard.
2. Sync with FB and Twitter accounts for recs. Makes sense. Sync with my AIM profile....good idea....if the year were 2004. Would also like to see LinkedIn.
3. The tag suggestion is an interesting one to help it serve more relevant content going forward, but needs lots of work. An article about South Africa displayed recommended tags including "tire", "Master's Degree", and "Snake in the Grass." Admittedly, I'm very curious as to what that last one would generate going forward!
4. Enjoying the Local News feature. Smart add to a news curation app on a mobile device.
5. Super easy setup.
6. Feels personalized by adding little touches like local weather and horoscope.
7. Though it's owned by AOL, I see a good diversity of content among publishers. Clearly, the Tech section peeks my curiosity and it wasn't overloaded with content from Techcrunch, Engadget, or HuffPo.
8. Algorithm needs some work. The lead image introducing the Sports section is of Rupert Murdoch and promotes a Vanity Fair article. As a sports fan, this is a huge miss.
Has some promise here. No ads yet, so the business model remains to be seen. What's your experience with this app?