Discover SQUID: the first news app for Millennials
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There are hundreds of news aggregators apps out there, and all of them promise to keep you updated on all of your interests and hobbies. However, not many of them are aimed exclusively at Millennials.
Designed specifically to let students and young people engage and interact with news, SQUID is a personalised news feed with many interests to choose from.
Created in Stockholm, Sweden, by Njuice AB, a media company and after a successful Beta period, SQUID launched officially in September 2017.
“We want to help younger generations rediscover reading news as an entertaining, valuable and engaging daily activity,” says Johan Othelius, CEO and Founder of SQUID.
The app makes relevant news easily available, offering several topics and letting users select and create their own personalised and picture-centric news feed. It gathers news from several online sources on the web and allows users to comment on them Snapchat style with writing on-screen and sharing them instantly with friends in social networks.
Another perk of SQUID is that when you click on an article, you’re redirected to the original website on which the article was published. It’s not yet a flawless experience, but it’s better than some apps that try to grab text from other websites with very poor results.
On a slightly negative note, it’s impossible not to notice the somewhat intrusive ads here and there at times, but many news apps have them, and they’re not particularly bad in SQUID.
At the moment, the app is available for free in UK, Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Germany, Austria and Australia with an International version as well, allowing you to read the news in different countries and in the local languages and to take part of local and International news sources. SQUID told The National Student that more countries will be launched in the near future.