May 18, 2011 12:15 ET

SkyGrid Launches Best iPad and iPhone App for Following Your Interests

The Easiest-to-Use, Most Powerful, and Most Exciting SkyGrid Yet Enables Everyone to Stay Up-to-Date on the Interests They Care About

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - SkyGrid today announced the launch of SkyGrid 2.0 for the iPhone and iPad, which now firmly establishes SkyGrid for Apple iOS as the most powerful way for people to follow and stay up-to-date on their interests.

SkyGrid's most talked about core 'following' feature is now more powerful and is even faster at getting you the news you care about. In addition to following any topic you are interested in, with SkyGrid 2.0 you can also follow any site you want, all with one tap. Now you can easily see all of your topics and sites in one place on your home 'Following' tab. Whether you are interested in a sports team, a company, a product, a cause, a noted individual, or even a content source itself, SkyGrid's free app will keep you up-to-date and in-the-know with the highest quality stream of real-time information. And there is no limit to the number of topics you can choose to follow simultaneously.

"Watching people's growing enthusiasm for SkyGrid has been amazing. From the day they were featured on the homepage of iTunes, to becoming one of the highest rated apps, to where they are today, it's been just great," said Tim Draper, Managing Director Draper Fisher Jurvetson. "It's a testament to the vision, passion and commitment to building great products that has enabled the SkyGrid team to deliver the ability to follow just about anything and receive the high-quality results that make SkyGrid 2.0 an app for everyone."

A Top 10 rated application since its initial launch in the App Store, the SkyGrid app contains powerful technology 'under the hood.' SkyGrid's real-time persistent engine searches over one million sources (including mainstream news, social websites, blogs, etc.) to serve the highest quality results. Not just a newsreader, a mobile magazine, or even a straightforward alert mechanism, SkyGrid's patented algorithm "Information Velocity" also constantly finds new topics that are spreading the fastest around the world, always keeping you in-the-know.

In addition to key improvements to the 'following' feature, SkyGrid 2.0 also includes: Suggested topics and sites, very fast article page loading, rich photos throughout streams, and for the first time ever on iOS, the ability to both search and navigate from a single site, as well as the ability for users to report news by uploading photos and stories.

"It's exciting to continue to hear that so many people find SkyGrid is their favorite way to follow their interests. With SkyGrid for the iPad and iPhone, people now have an easier and more powerful way to stay up-to-date than ever before," said Kevin Pomplun, CEO and founder of SkyGrid.

About SkyGrid
SkyGrid keeps people up to date on the interests they care about. The SkyGrid platform provides web-scale infrastructure to help people connect with what they are passionate about. SkyGrid was founded in 2005 with headquarters in Silicon Valley, and investors include RRE Ventures, BlackRock, Jeff Bezos' Bezos Expeditions, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. For information please visit

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