Drippler Android News – stay up to date on your Android device or new & rumored
Jun 28, 2012 10:51 AM –
Drippler Android News is an app, based on your device or device of your interest, delivers to you specific news, rumors, software updates, usage tips, apps & games, tech-support, accessories and more. Stay updated with your device or check out features to learn about new devices, let’s delve more in the full app review!
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Pros & Cons:
- The app picked up the device I had installed right away, adding it to my list of devices to watch!
- It’s a quick and easy way to get device-specific tech news without having to slog through a lot of information you don’t care about!
- Because it’s device specific, if you don’t add a new device, you don’t get news on it – so things like rumors, or reviews of new things you might be interested in won’t show up.
Drippler is a news app, but it’s one that’s very specific. Rather than offer a variety of feeds to choose from, or allow you to link your Google Reader account, Drippler looks at which device you’ve signed on with, and pulls news for that device, specifically. You can add additional devices, and get news tailored specifically to the devices you own. Tip: we recommend grabbing the main app in this review as the developer offers many of the same app just catered to a specific Android device.
I found this to be both good and bad. The good was that you get tech news tailored to your obvious interest. You don’t get a lot of noise and information for devices you don’t care about. The bad is that you only get news about those specific devices. So you won’t get some of the rumors of new devices, reviews of devices you might be interested in upgrading to, etc. Of course, you can always add those devices to your list to get that news, so it’s not like it’s impossible, but it is something to keep in mind. The other option is to look at the Popular tab, which will pull in the stories of all the most popular devices. So while it’s not all in the same list, you just have to switch tabs to bring up some of that other information..
You can link the app to Facebook, but to be honest, i wasn’t sure why. I’m guessing it will allow you to more easily share stories directly to your Timeline, but the app does have the standard “share” button, which will let you share to any app/service you have installed, such as emailing a link to the article, or sharing to Facebook if you have that app installed. So the ability to link Drippler, specifically, to Facebook felt like something the developers put in because people expect it, rather than as something that adds anything to the experience.
One thing that stood out as out of place was the offers tab. I’m not really sure why that’s there. The offers were the standard ads offering negligible discounts you can find as sidebars on most tech web pages, so it wasn’t anything special or that stood out. I’m not sure anyone would ever really go to an offers page anyway, in an app they’re going to get news and information, not shop.
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Drippler Device News
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get tech news that’s very relevant to you, then you’ll find this to be a very useful app. It’s not going to bring you all the tech news, but it will let you get a quick look at the things that will be the most interesting to you.
Ease of Use:
When you first install the app, it automatically senses which device you’re using, so it was very easy to get started with that devices’ information right away.
I can see this being an app you’ll use once a day to see the newest tech news and keep an eye on what’s going on with your devices.
It might not be the prettiest news app out there, but it was very functional, and I had no problems navigating around it.