If you read the trades, talk to developers, or simply open your eyes while looking at the App Store, you'll notice that content curation and delivery apps have been the rage for the past year. While services like Rockmelt have provided your own controls for content curation, Rockpack hopes to give you complete dominion over your video content.
While RSS lovers continue to mourn the loss of Google Reader, competing services are already moving on with new ideas to replace it -- such as Flipboard, whose latest update allows users to create custom magazines to share with others.
The age of new media has left us adrift in a sea of content rudderless, with many different services hoping to navigate in a direction that lands them a sweet cut of ad revenue. Since many of the original turn-of- the-millennium content curators remain as shambling zombies hungry for brains, new upstarts hope to learn from the past when bringing content directly to your device. Thirst, new and ambitious, is gathering a ton of attention and trying to separate itself from the pack.
Attention, all residents of metropolitan areas: your previous methods of finding the hip new spot for drinks, the latest news in your neighborhood, and upcoming events are now completely obsolete. SPUN: City News hopes to be your one-stop feed for all things about the city you're in, and it does a hell of a job.