November 5, 2012

Summly: Teenager launches top-selling news app

_63881403_nick1.jpeg A smartphone app which provides summaries of news stories soared to number nine in Apple's app store just two hours after its release in the US, reports the BBC.

quotemarksright.jpgThe app, called Summly, was designed by 17-year-old Londoner Nick D'Aloisio, and has received more than $1m in funding from investors.

High-profile supporters include Stephen Fry, Tech City CEO Joanna Shields and Newscorp owner Rupert Murdoch.

The free-to-download app uses algorithms to process news stories into summaries which users can then swipe to see in full if they wish.

"We worked hard on an interface that looks like nothing else on iPhone," he told the BBC. We merged algorithm with beautiful design. It's summarising thousands of articles every minute.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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