Pulse, the famous Mobile News Reader just came to the Web. Good… Now lets take it to Linux! Microsoft helped the Pulse developers to bring their mobile app to the web. Now they are promoting it with Windows 8 and IE 10. They say it works well with their devices. But, I think it does a better job in Linux!
Recently, Ubuntu held a contest for app developers. This contest gave birth to some cool new apps. Really useful and innovative apps… Fogger is one of them. It won the second place in the contest! Fogger is a very simple app which can turn web apps into desktop apps. Open Fogger, give the URL of the website, give a name and you have the icon on your dash!
So, lets combine the power of Fogger and Pulse together and build a cool news reader for your Ubuntu system! Here’s how to do it :
- First, open the terminal and enter the following command to install Fogger :
sudo apt-get install fogger
- When its complete, open Fogger. In the URL field, enter “https://www.pulse.me/” (Without the quotes) and give any name you want. Click create!
- Finally, create an account in Pulse (Or sign in with Facebook) and start adding your news sources! If you already have an account, sign in with it and you’ll get your old sources back!
Pulse is a real cool way to stay in touch with the latest news. Most of the time I pick my tab to read Pulse. I always loved that app. With this new change, its going to get even more popular. I still think it works well with Ubuntu! What do you think?