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Awesome mobile version of StumbleUpon
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 19 Oct 2014, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Useful, fun and interesting, creative interface
Confusing at first
StumbleUpon for Android is the mobile extension of StumbleUpon. It has come far since I last used the app years ago, and I’m happy that all of my interests and likes are still safe and sound within the service. This mobile app is a great way to use StumbleUpon and makes it very useful on the go. The nature of the app itself is perfect for on the go use. You can pull it out in a train and find sites or articles that are great to look at later, when you have a better screen to look at them. You can save the articles or browse through content without the hassle of searching internet pages, and even keep personalizing your StumbleUpon feed.
At first I was confused by the app’s interface, but then I was very impressed. You are presented with your articles in a horizontal fashion, and when you pause on article it maximizes and adjusts to your screen. When you are done with it, you can like it, or simply swipe to the side. Then you are shown a preview, and you have a few seconds before the preview turns into an actual article. It’s a really creative way to make browsing content quick and effective.
StumbleUpon as a service has always been very cool. The more you use it, the better content you tend to get. With that said, sometimes you get content that it too similar but that's when you can start downvoting that content. The articles it gets you are great and often things you might not have found somewhere else, or things you want to share with your friends. It’s also quite fun to go back and see all of the old articles you have liked, because you might have forgotten a lot of them and they could feel like brand new!
StumbleUpon the app has a great interface to work with StumbleUpon. The service is perfect for mobile use, and in some ways I can see myself using it on my phone more than my computer. Thankfully there's limited ads and the app doesn’t contain any strange tag-a-long services or paid promotions.