Thinking closed publishing platforms like Flipboard, Apple News, or Facebook instant articles are “bullshit,” Trond created Kite, an app that works like a social network for sharing Internet articles with friends and followers. It’s regular news delivered with emotion—unlike getting all of what you need to care about from an app that bases its recommendation via robotic algorithm, you’re hearing them from people you already know, and who probably feel strongly about the matter.
Load up the app, and you’ll see it looks like any other social network where you’re dumped into a stream of updates from people you follow. You can like, save, comment and share these articles at your own will.
Of course, you’ll still have the choice of getting news straight from site shortcuts provided by the app. After all, Kite primarily serves to make you find things to experience on the Internet, then share things with others before talking about them.
The app sounds confusing in words—after this, you’ll only probably remember the words ‘sharing,’ ‘experience,’ and ‘Instagram’—but Trond is confident that in time, we’ll use the app for reading and sharing, so much so that we’ll finally get how good of an app it is.