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SpokenLayer

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 7:46 PM on May 22, 2012

SpokenLayer Many of us have trouble keeping up with our RSS feeds, there are too many and we don’t have time. For some people who are dyslexic or have sight problems reading can be difficult and frustrating. What if you could listen to your feeds.

That is the idea behind SpokenLayer a new app for the iPhone. Unlike other similar applications or methods, SpokenLayer uses real people to read the feeds. In fact if you go to their Web site they are looking for people to read the feeds. SpokenLayer is also looking for publishers to become partners with them. Right now one of the applications weakness is its lack of content. Presently it only has nine publishers it is currently working with: The Atlantic , The AP, Atlantic Cities , AOL Tech, Engadget, TechCrunch, TUAW, Joystiq and National Journal. I suspect over time if the application becomes popular more publishers will join.

The application has Feature Stories, Recently Added and then individual feeds from each publishers. You can thumbs up or down a feed. You can view the original article or send feedback. However you can’t share directly from the application. I do believe this application has potential however it does need more publishers to partner with it and the ability to share from it.

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